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Idea of allowing Iowa youth to hunt with crossbows draws fire

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - January 29, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson A bill that would have let children under the age of 16 hunt deer with powerful crossbows during any of the three hunting seasons for adult hunters in Iowa has been tabled at the statehouse after opposition from theIowa Bowhunters Association and others. Representative Matt Windschitl, [...]

School start date bill clears legislative committee

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - January 29, 2015 By Dar Danielson A bill to let school districts decide when to start classes in the fall cleared a three-member panel at the statehouse today. There were arguments on both sides, and the bill’s future is uncertain. Ross Schoofs at Adventureland Park in Altoona says they lose money when school [...]

Warm temperatures pose problems for ice fishing in southern Iowa

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - January 29, 2015 By Radio Iowa Contributor While most Iowans enjoyed this week’s warm, non-winter weather, the spring-like temperatures caused significant melting of many lakes and streams, making ice fishing iffy for anglers. Even though the warm spell is over now, the effects remain, according to Joe Larscheid, chief of the fisheries bureau [...]

Kansas hands Cyclone women first home loss

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - January 29, 2015 By Todd Kimm The Iowa State women scored only nine points in the final 11 minutes of the game and lost to Kansas 61-56. It was the Cyclones first home loss of the season and coach Bill Fennelly says it was not an upset. “Upsets are what happen to good [...]

Hawkeye coach: Aaron White’s status still not know for Saturday’s game

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - January 29, 2015 By Todd Kimm Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says senior forward Aaron White still hopes to play in Saturday’s game against second ranked Wisconsin. White has not practiced this week after suffering a “shoulder stinger” in a loss at Purdue. “Obviously we want him in the lineup, he wants to be [...]

Iowa poised to move back up in wind power production ranking

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - January 28, 2015 By Dar Danielson Iowa remains third in the country for the amount of electricity produced by wind power, but could move up as more projects are built this year. The American Wind Energy Association(AWEA) released its annual report on wind production today and it shows Iowa in third place behind [...]

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