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  • Iowa Senate votes to terminate Medicaid contracts — Ragan & Wilhelm vote for, Guth against bill February 11, 2016
    DES MOINES — Two of north-central Iowa’s three state senators voted for a bill this morning that would terminate the contracts of the state’s proposed Medicaid managed care program. The Iowa Senate on a 29-19 vote, approved halting the privatization efforts of the state’s Medicaid program. The bill was introduced amid growing tension in the
  • Waldorf College to become Waldorf University February 11, 2016
    FOREST CITY — In a little over a month, Waldorf College will become Waldorf University. Officials with the Forest City-based educational institution announced this week that as of March 17th, the school will officially change its name. President Robert Alsop says the time was right for the school to be called a university. He says
  • Mason City Police Department, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department offering Citizen Police Academy February 11, 2016
    MASON CITY — The Mason City Police Department and Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department is currently taking applications for the 2016 Citizen Police Academy. MCPD crime prevention coordinator Jeremy Ryal says it’s a great opportunity for citizens to learn more about what both agencies do for the community. He says the idea is to provide
  • Electric Coop spokesman talks about delay in Clean Power Plan February 11, 2016
    DES MOINES — A spokesman for the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives says the organization is happy to see the Supreme Court Ruling that halts the implementation of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan regulations until lawsuits on the issue are settled. Association executive vice president, Chuck Soderberg, says the cost of complying is a big
  • Groups gather at statehouse to push for criminal justice reform February 11, 2016
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Civil rights groups are making their case at the Capitol for legislation that would reform Iowa’s criminal justice system, though they also recognize the challenges of passing such measures during the current legislative session. Members of local chapters of the NAACP and other advocacy groups gathered Wednesday in Des Moines

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