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Powerball World-Record Jackpot Pushes Higher: Est. $1.9 Billion For Tonight

CLIVE, Iowa — The Powerball® jackpot continues to push further into world-record territory, with strong sales in Iowa and across the country driving the giant prize even higher for its next drawing on Monday. The jackpot…
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Pate says Iowans cast paper ballots, so votes can’t be hacked

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The state’s top election official says there’s “zero evidence” Iowa’s vote counting systems could be hacked or infiltrated. Secretary of State Paul Pate says every ballot is a paper…
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Rainbow fentanyl is fortunately a no-show during Iowa's Halloween celebrations

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) Iowans heard dire warnings last month about the possibility of rainbow fentanyl showing up in kids' trick-or-treat bags, but Emily Murray, spokeswoman for the regional U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency office…
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Secretary Pate expanding post-election audits

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is adding another layer of protection to Iowa’s electoral process by expanding post-election audits. All 99 counties will be required to conduct a hand count audit…
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200,000 Iowans have already voted in 2022 General Election

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) At least 200,000 Iowans have already cast votes in this year’s General Election. The latest information on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website indicates county auditors have issued 273,000…
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ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment in IA Starting Tomorrow

DES MOINES -- The Affordable Care Act’s annual Open Enrollment period is days away and new rules have made the program stronger than ever.  Last year, a record number of people enrolled in healthcare coverage through…
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DOT testing brine spreaders in preparation for winter

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Snow is not in the forecast — but several big orange DOT trucks have been out on the highway with their sprayers going. DOT winter operations director, Craig Bargfrede says…
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Millions worth of beef, pork stolen from meatpackers in Iowa, 5 other states

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Three men from Miami are under arrest, accused of stealing $9 million worth of frozen beef and pork from meatpacking plants in Iowa and five other states. Terry Wagner,…
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Northeast, south-central Iowa lag behind in corn harvest

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The latest U.S.D.A. crop report shows one part of the state is much closer to finishing up the harvest than others. The report shows the northeast and south-central regions of…
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Alcohol deaths in the state up in the last decade

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Information gathered by the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy shows an increase in alcohol-related deaths from 440 in 2011 to 827 in 2021. The director of the office. Dale…
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