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Researcher speaks out about proposed changes in Iowa’s gun laws

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - March 23, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson A researcher who has examined the nation’s gun laws for the past 24 years says there likely would be a “very large” increase in gun-related murders in Iowa if legislators vote to get rid of the three-day waiting period to buy a handgun. Dr. Daniel Webster [...]

Ernst makes first speech on senate floor, touts her first bill

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - March 23, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson Republican Joni Ernst has introduced her first bill in the U.S. Senate — the “Prioritizing Veterans’ Access to Mental Health Care Act.” The bill would make hiring more psychiatrists a higher priority for the Veterans Administration, plus Ernst proposes expanding coverage so veterans could seek mental [...]

Sledding bill slides easily through senate, headed to governor

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - March 24, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson A bill that supporters say will provide some liability protection to cities that allow sledding on city-owned properties — like parks and golf courses — is on its way to Governor Branstad’s desk. The bill cleared the Iowa House last week and senators passed it Monday [...]

Iowa coach credits seniors with turning basketball program around

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - March 23, 2015 By Todd Kimm Iowa coach Fran McCaffery credits his outgoing seniors for turning the program around. The Hawkeyes were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by Gonzaga on Sunday but recorded the program’s first win in the tournament in 14 years and finished with a record of 22-12. It came just [...]

UNI coach: seniors raised the bar for Panther basketball

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - March 23, 2015 By Todd Kimm UNI basketball coach Ben Jacobson says the bar has been raised, again. The Panthers finished a record breaking season with a 31-4 record after a 66-53 loss to Louisville in the NCAA Tournament in Seattle. Nate Buss is one of five Panther seniors who closed out their [...]

Haweye wrestlers arrested

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - March 24, 2015 By Pat Curtis Burglary charges are pending against three University of Iowa wrestlers who were arrested last week. The Hawkeye wrestlers have been suspended from the team indefinitely as they were arrested last week on alcohol-related charges. Marion Police say the three young men will also like face burglary charges. [...]

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Are you in favor of, or opposed to the concept of Quiet Zones in Ottumwa?

  • I am opposed to quiet zones. (59%, 47 Votes)
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