‘This is no April Fool’s deal,’ Branstad says before signing sledding bill into law
Governor Branstad held a ceremony in his formal office this afternoon to sign legislation that will provide some liability protection to cities that allow sledding on city-owned property. “I know the people in Dubuque were very concerned about this bill,” Branstad said. “I know that the people in Boone and many other communities across the state […]Full Post...
Drake football team seeing fewer changes this spring
Drake football coach Rick Fox says his second spring practice is off to a good start. A year ago Fox and some new assistants were installing their system on both sides of the ball. “There were changes last year in how we ran the offense and then obvious changes on defense with a new defensive […]Full Post...
American Heart Association encourages participation in ‘National Walking Day’
With high temperatures across Iowa in the 70s and 80s today, a promotional program from the state chapter of the American Heart Association got a welcome boost. This is National Walking Day and the organization’s spokeswoman Kassi Wessing says they’re urging people to just make the effort to walk for a half hour, starting today. […]Full Post...
State’s 4-year high school graduation rate increases again
The number of kids in Iowa’s high schools who are graduating in four years has increased for the fourth straight year. Jay Pennington is the chief of the Department of Education’s Bureau of Information and Analysis, says the rate moved up to to 90.5-percent compared to 89.7-percent in 2013. “If we look at the long-term […]Full Post...
Citing abuse, House votes to end non-expiring handicapped parking placards
The Iowa House has passed a bill designed to crackdown on the misuse of handicapped parking permits. Blue plastic placards with the recognizable wheelchair symbol in white are to be hung on the rear view mirror when a vehicle is parked in a designated handicapped space. Representative Larry Sheets, a Republican from Moulton, says current […]Full Post...
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