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  • Mason City voters to decide on Capital Improvement Levy March 7th January 18, 2017
    MASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City has approved setting March 7th as the date where voters would decide on approving a capital improvements reserve levy that city officials say will save taxpayers money in the future. The city’s finance director Kevin Jacobson says the money accumulated from the levy would be used
  • 37 MCHS students heading to DC for inauguration ceremony January 18, 2017
    MASON CITY — About three dozen students from Mason City High School will be flying out of Des Moines early tomorrow morning, heading to Washington DC to witness the inauguration ceremonies for Donald Trump. History teacher John Lee led a smaller group of students out to Washington for the 2012 inauguration, and tells KGLO News
  • King slams Congressional Black Caucus and inauguration boycott January 18, 2017
    WASHINGTON — Iowa Fourth District Congressman Steve King is criticizing his fellow congressional members who say they will boycott the inauguration ceremonies for Republican president-elect Donald Trump on Friday. The Republican from Kiron, says he has long had questions about the Congressional Black Caucus which is leading the protest. “When the Congressional Black Caucus was
  • Funding problems could delay education plans January 18, 2017
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Two education initiatives created to improve Iowa schools could be at risk of delay or even disposal due to budget shortfalls. The state Department of Education has not requested money from Iowa to implement a crucial summer reading program as part of the state’s third-grade retention law. Starting in the
  • “Veterans Day”events underway at statehouse January 18, 2017
    DES MOINES — “Veterans Day” events are underway at the state Capitol. Organizers say much progress has been made to provide relief to veterans in their everyday lives, but the groups involved are pressing for legislative action on a few key issues, like DOUBLING the property tax credit for vets. Bob Steben, interim director of
  • Mason City council approves moving forward for requests for qualifications on downtown hotel January 18, 2017
    MASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City last night on a 4-1 vote approved the city moving forward in seeking requests for qualifications from developers interested in constructing a hotel and a mixed use development project downtown that would be part of the city’s River City Renaissance project as part of the Iowa
  • Grassley talks about his expectations for the inauguration January 18, 2017
    WASHINGTON — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he will be seated about 50 feet from where Donald Trump will be sworn in as our country’s 45th president during Friday’s inaugural ceremony. Some 800-thousand people are expected to pack into the nation’s capital for the event. Grassley calls the inauguration of a new leader a “hallmark
  • Vilsack says, in new post, it’ll be ‘very easy’ to sell U.S. dairy products January 18, 2017
    WASHINGTON — Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack has confirmed he is the next leader of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. “It’s very easy to sell and to advocate on behalf of the dairy producers and the processors and companies of this country because we have a great product. We have a safe product. We have
  • Bill would let women sue abortion doctors for emotional distress January 18, 2017
    DES MOINES — A bill to allow women who get abortions to sue the doctor who performed the procedure for emotional distress at any point in her lifetime has cleared its first hurdle in the state senate. Senator Mark Chelgren, a Republican from Ottumwa, is the bill’s author. “To make sure we’re protecting women,” Chelgren
  • State senator paid by Ron Paul camp sentenced to 15 months in prison January 18, 2017
    DES MOINES — A former state senator has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for lying about being paid by Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. It is a violation of state senate ethics rules for senators to be paid directly or indirectly by presidential campaigns. Kent Sorenson of Milo resigned after an independent investigator concluded

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