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New law to improve, expand career and technical programs in Iowa schools
The governor has signed legislation designed to address worker shortages in Iowa. The new state law will guide changes in career and technical programs for Iowa students in the seventh through 12th grades. The goal is to make those programs align better with community college courses and, ultimately, ensure students are gaining skills that will […]Full Post...
Engineers say tornado pushed their train off the track near Westside
A tornado is being blamed for a train derailment in western Iowa early this morning. Crawford County Emergency Management Coordinator Greg Miller says several container cars jumped the tracks after 2 A.M. near the town of Westside. “It was a pretty good-sized train that’s got all different kinds of stuff on it,” Miller says. “It […]Full Post...
DOT traffic counters head to southwest Iowa
The Iowa Department of Transportation is counting cars once again this summer. The DOT sends counters to one quarter of the state each year — with the southwest area this year’s target. Spokesman Mark Hansen says they use a combination of automated counters and real people, who give more detail of traffic movement. “The people […]Full Post...
Des Moines man charged in attack on bicyclist who later died
A Des Moines man is under arrest, charged with attacking a man who was bicycling on a busy capitol city street early this month. Sixty-five-year-old Charles Brown was riding his bike about three miles south of the state capitol building on May 1 when he was assaulted by two white men. It was about 10:30 that […]Full Post...
Two Iowans fail to advance in national spelling bee
The two young Iowans who qualified for this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. were both knocked out today in round 2. The competition was broadcast on ESPN3. Zander Reed, a 13-year-old from Ames, was handed the word “pucellas”. It’s a plural noun; “a tool resembling tongs or shears for handling and shaping […]Full Post...
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