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Iowa farmers may face challenge getting grain shipped by rail

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - September 30, 2014 By Matt Kelley Most Iowa farmers haven’t started the harvest yet but already it’s clear there will be problems with moving the grain. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says space for rail cars will be in short supply and he doesn’t foresee any solution coming down the tracks. “Our Surface Transportation Board, [...]

Branstad leads Hatch by 14 in new ‘Iowa Poll’

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - September 30, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson The latest Des Moines Register “Iowa Poll” on Iowa’s governor’s race shows incumbent Republican Terry Branstad still holds a double-digit lead, but Branstad’s job approval rating has also dropped by double-digits. The poll found Branstad at 48 percent, while Democratic challenger Jack Hatch had 34 percent support. Hatch was also unknown [...]

Congressman King says supplying equipment to Kurds can help in fight against ISIS

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - September 30, 2014 By Radio Iowa Contributor As U.S. led coalition forces continue air strikes targeting Islamic State Group positions, some wonder if troops will eventually be needed on the ground to finish the job against the radical forces. Congressman Steve King, a Republican, isn’t advocating for troops, but he also doesn’t think the Iraqi [...]

24 carat: Jeff Gordon still setting gold standard in NASCAR

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - As we all know following the checkered flag last Sunday at Dover, Round 1 of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase is over. When you look at the three races that made up Round 1, I have to be honest, I don't really see any big surprises. I say that because going [...]

Chiefs humble Patriots as Jamaal Charles returns with three TDs

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - It made sense that Andy Reid spoke in baseball metaphors after Kansas City whipped the New England Patriots on Monday night, with the Royals poised to end a long playoff drought just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium. He may have stretched things a bit when it came to Jamaal Charles, though. "It's a [...]

NFL says Abdullah shouldn’t have been penalized for prayer

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - Late Monday night, after his client had been flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for sliding on his knees and then kneeling in prayer, Husain Abdullah's agent CJ Laboy vowed via Twitter "there is going to be some problems" if the league fines the Kansas City Chiefs safety. There will be no problems. And the NFL says there shouldn't [...]

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