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NYC mayor pushing his party to embrace progressive agenda

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - April 16, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is wrapping up a series of stops in Iowa and Nebraska, arguing it’s time to “transform America” by enacting “progressive” ideas like raising the minimum wage and taxing the wealthy to raise money for investments in education and infrastructure. “I [...]

White-nose syndrome found in bats in Des Moines and Van Buren counties

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - April 17, 2015 By Dar Danielson State and federal wildlife officials say a disease known as “white-nose syndrome” has been confirmed in bats in two Iowa Counties. Iowa Department of Natural Resources endangered species co-ordinator Kelly Poole says three bats collected in Des Moines County were confirmed to have white-nose syndrome (WNS). “Two [...]

Dog flu hitting surrounding states, but few cases reported in Iowa

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - April 17, 2015 By Matt Kelley Dog owners in Iowa are warned to be on the lookout for signs of CIV, or canine influenza virus. Outbreaks are reported in the Midwest, including in the neighboring states of Illinois and Wisconsin. Dr. Beth Streeter, a veterinarian with the Iowa Veterinary Referral Center in Des [...]

Ferentz says Big Ten better than people think

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - April 16, 2015 By Todd Kimm Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz says the first college football playoff showed the Big Ten is not as “down” as many claimed. Ohio State made a surprising run to the national championship despite being without its top two quarterbacks. “I don’t think there’s that big a difference [...]

I-Cubs general manager doesn’t expect Kris Bryant to play in Des Moines

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - April 16, 2015 By Todd Kimm Iowa Cubs general manager Sam Bernabe doubts fans in Des Moines will see star prospect Kris Bryant play. Bryant won’t be eligible for free agency until after the 2021 season if the parent Chicago Cubs wait until Friday to call him up. The I-Cubs home opener is [...]

Drake softball team looking to hold onto MVC lead

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - April 17, 2015 By Todd Kimm The Drake softball team has the lead in the Missouri Valley Conference race heading into a weekend series at home against Indiana State. The Bulldogs are 14-3 in the Valley and coach Rich Calvert says his players enjoy being in the title chase. Calvert says there’s something [...]

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