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(Des Moines, IA) -- Officials in several Iowa school districts have announced temporary mask requirements for their students have ended after a panel of federal judges ruled on the statewide ban.

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SIOUX CITY — A Sioux City man accused of taking part in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is scheduled to appear before a Washington, D.C., federal judge later this week to face criminal charges.

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SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City man accused of taking part in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is scheduled to appear before a Washington, D.C., federal judge later this week to face criminal charges.

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DES MOINES — A second attempt by Gov. Kim Reynolds to create a statewide ethanol requirement got less push back during a hearing Tuesday than it did last year — meaning that her revamped attempt to increase sales of the crop-based biofuel appears to, at the very least, have better prospects.

With many Americans working from home now, far fewer commuters get behind the wheel every day compared to before the pandemic. Still, travel has picked up considerably over the last year. And gas prices have followed suit. Drivers were paying an average of $3.31 per gallon as of mid-January, according to AAA, up considerably from […]

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DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Safety Technology Holding Company (CST) has appointed Kathy Boden Holland as Chief Executive Officer, effective December 2021. For more than 30 years, CST has been dedicated to helping people live and drive responsibly. The Company provides consumers and monitoring authorities with products and services to effectively deter impaired driving and support individuals as they navigate the license restoration process.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday vetoed a bill that would have provided paid administrative leave for public school and university employees who miss work due to COVID-19-related issues and instead negotiated “compromise” legislation that would provide such leave to only those who are fully vaccinated.

The second week of session brought forth bills to the various committees which then are assigned to subcommittees. The subcommittee is the first of seven steps for a bill to become a law. Iowa has a wonderful system to ensure many legislators and the public to have the opportunity to debate issues.

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AMES, Iowa, Jan. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Pork Board will be sunsetting the AgMove CVI program on April 25th, 2022, and is partnering with GlobalVetLink (GVL) to ensure AgMove CVI customers have continued access to CVI services. To enable a seamless transition prior to the sunset of AgMove CVI, GlobalVetLink is extending a special limited time free subscription offer to AgMove CVI customers who transition to GVL before February 28th, 2022.

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The House Ethics Committee on Monday released details of Office of Congressional Ethics reports on two members, Reps. Marie Newman, D-Ill., and Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., and said that the committee would continue to review the referrals.

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MARSY’S LAW: Advocates for enshrinement of certain victims’ rights into the state constitution held a rally in the Iowa Capitol Rotunda. Proponents of what has become known as Marsy’s Law at the rally included survivors of crime, victim service providers, law enforcement officials and lawmakers. They are calling for legislators to approve HSB 525, which would start the process of a proposed amendment to the Iowa Constitution. Such a change requires passage by consecutive two-year general assemblies, followed by a public vote. Marsy’s Law has been passed in 13 states, according to a group that advocates for its passage.

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MARSY’S LAW: Advocates for enshrinement of certain victims’ rights into the state constitution held a rally in the Iowa Capitol Rotunda. Proponents of what has become known as Marsy’s Law at the rally included survivors of crime, victim service providers, law enforcement officials and lawmakers. They are calling for legislators to approve HSB 525, which would start the process of a proposed amendment to the Iowa Constitution. Such a change requires passage by consecutive two-year general assemblies, followed by a public vote. Marsy’s Law has been passed in 13 states, according to a group that advocates for its passage.

DES MOINES — Top Republicans in the Iowa House and Senate voiced support for Governor Kim Reynolds flat tax proposal though they acknowledge details remain to be worked out.

WASHINGTON DC — Iowa Senator Charles Grassley said Tuesday he thought Governorn Kim Reynolds proposal for replacing the state’s income tax with a 4% flat tax was a “smart thing to do.”

GUTHRIE CENTER — The Guthrie Center School Board candidates met Tuesday night to answer a few questions about them running for the board. There are four candidates for the Guthrie Center School Board; Jessica Carney, Mike Thomas, Brian Sheeder, and Laura Robson.

DES MOINES — Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver of Ankeny said this weekend that with record budget surpluses, the goal of any tax relief plan should be the elimination of the state’s income tax.

The 10,000 Deere & Co. workers who went on strike Thursday have a strong negotiating position and are likely to succeed in getting more pay and better retirement benefits in their next contract, predicted Dave Swenson, an economist at Iowa State University.

The statewide COVID-19 infection rate continues to decline since its recent peak in mid-September, but certain counties in rural Iowa — where vaccination rates lag behind the state average — have new daily cases comparable to their pandemic peak last year.

DES MOINES — Iowa House Minority Leader, Jennifer Konfrst said this weekend that if Republicans want to use a projected $1.2 billion budget surplus to cut taxes, they need to be

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wild volatility in the stock market this week has put heightened scrutiny on the Federal Reserve's meeting Wednesday and whether the Fed will clarify just how fast it plans to tighten credit and potentially slow the economy.

Whatever harm Barry Bonds did to baseball pales in comparison to the damage baseball inflicted on itself both at the time and since. So say what you will about the steroids era, at least the games were still worth watching.