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Severe drought level expands to more counties

BY DAR DANIELSON RADIO IOWA - Recent rains have helped with dry conditions — but they have been spread out and some areas of the state could use much more rain. The Iowa DNR’s Tim Hall…
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Vehicle sales in Iowa surpassing pre-pandemic levels

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - New vehicle registrations in Iowa are up 28% in the first six months of this year compared to the first half of last year when the pandemic hit. “We’ve…
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New law bans city, county licenses or fees for temp businesses run by kids

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Under a new state law, kids who mow lawns, walk dogs or launch other temporary businesses don’t have to pay any business-related fees to cities or counties. Representative Jon Jacobsen of Council…
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Mahaska County Board supports broadband internet study

The Mahaska County Board voted Tuesday (7/6) to support a broadband internet study in the county.  According to the agreement, MCG will hire someone to make the study…then the County will reimburse MCG.  Mahaska County…
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Coronavirus update

A Marion County resident is one of four Iowans reported to have died from coronavirus.  The state’s death total from the pandemic is now 6138.  The Iowa Department of Public Health also reports another 119…
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State may block sex education from Planned Parenthood

Iowa’s high court said Wednesday (6/30) that the state may refuse to allow Planned Parenthood to conduct sex education programs funded by federal grants, reversing a judge’s ruling last year that found the law unconstitutional.…
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Pets and fireworks don't mix

You may be planning to go watch fireworks during the 4th of July weekend.  If you do, you might want to leave your dog or cat at home, or keep them inside.  Daniel Young, the CEO…
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Stolen vehicle’s computer shut down to end multi-county chase

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR Three people from central Iowa face multiple charges after a chase involving a vehicle reported stolen from Adventureland ended in Wapello County. The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says it received word of…
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Reading of Declaration of Independence Tuesday in Oskaloosa

With Independence Day coming on Sunday (7/4), there is going to be a reading of the Declaration of Independence Tuesday night (6/29) at the Oskaloosa Town Square.  Teri Rogers is one of the organizers of…
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Iowa community college leaders expect enrollment bounce this fall

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - Enrollment at Iowa community colleges has been decreasing since 2011 and the decline accelerated during the pandemic. However, the leaders of two community college districts that operate nine campuses…
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