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Sanders promises moratorium on pension cuts

Sanders promises moratorium on pension cuts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders today announced that if elected president, he will institute an immediate moratorium on cuts to pension benefits that are overseen by the federal government.…

DNR says May to April period wettest in Iowa’s history

DNR says May to April period wettest in Iowa’s history

DES MOINES – While most stream flows continue to drop and April had below-average rainfall, the past 12 months set records for the wettest May to April period in Iowa’s…

Car ride results in three months in prison for Iowa woman

Car ride results in three months in prison for Iowa woman

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids woman who gave a fugitive a car ride to a hotel was sentenced today to three months in federal prison.  Saudia Raquel Watkins, age…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – On Thursday, May 9, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF421: an act relating to institutions under the control of the Department of Human Services,…

Iowa receives $3 Million dislocated worker grant

Iowa receives $3 Million dislocated worker grant

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds and U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced a $3 million Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) for Iowa, which will provide funding to create…

Prescription drug prices must be disclosed in TV ads; Trump proclaims “historic transparency” for patients

Prescription drug prices must be disclosed in TV ads; Trump proclaims “historic transparency” for patients

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that will require direct-to-consumer television advertisements for…

Fort Dodge woman pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

Fort Dodge woman pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty May 8, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Chelsea Kay Collins, 30, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was…

Presidential candidate Cory Booker slams Georgia’s ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ law

Presidential candidate Cory Booker slams Georgia’s ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ law

NEWARK, NJ – Cory Booker released the following statement after Gov. Brian Kemp signed Georgia’s “Fetal Heartbeat” law this week: “The ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill signed into law today is an…

Invasive curlyleaf pondweed to be treated with approved herbicide at Iowa Great Lakes

Invasive curlyleaf pondweed to be treated with approved herbicide at Iowa Great Lakes

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), working with the East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation (EOLIC), started the first phase of the curlyleaf pondweed management strategy…

NIACC’s Leum selected as national Player of the Week

NIACC’s Leum selected as national Player of the Week

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore first baseman Fox Leum was selected as the NJCAA Division II baseball player of the week for the week of April 29-May 5. Leum, who was honored as…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – On Wednesday, May 8, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF731: an act relating to mandatory child abuse and dependent adult abuse reporter training requirements.…