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August unemployment rate matches July

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - September 19, 2014 By Dar Danielson The monthly unemployment report is out today. “Our August unemployment rate stayed the same as the previous month at 4.5 percent, that’s down from 4.7 percent for August of last year, and still below the national rate of 6.1 percent,” according to Kerry Koonce of Iowa Workforce Development. Small [...]

Future of Social Security, Medicare dominant issue in Iowa’s US Senate race

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - September 19, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat, was among several members of congress who spoke at rally in Washington, D.C. yesterday. The event was organized by the liberal group Americans United for Change, which has run campaign ads in Iowa on Braley’s behalf. Each speaker, [...]

Second gubernatorial debate between Hatch and Branstad set for Burlington

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - September 19, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson The second of three face-to-face debates between the two major party candidates for governor is set for this Saturday in Burlington. The latest poll shows Democrat Jack Hatch trailing Republican Governor Terry Branstad by 23 points. “I’m excited about the way the campaign’s going,” Branstad says. “I think [...]

Scherzer, Tigers beat Royals, move within percentage points of 1st

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - Max Scherzer figured he had squandered another lead when Alex Gordon's fifth-inning drive sailed down the line in right field. "When that came off the bat, I was sure that thing was gone, and I was stunned when I turned around and realized it had gone foul," Scherzer said. After that reprieve, Scherzer walked Gordon and [...]

Goodell says NFL requested but did not receive Rice elevator video

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravensrunning back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator. Goodell told CBS that "no one in the NFL, to my knowledge" had seen a [...]

Stewart-Haas Racing swaps Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick pit crews

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - Kevin Harvick's continuous pleas for faster work on pit road have finally been heard. Stewart-Haas Racing announced Tuesday afternoon that, effectively immediately, the tire changers, tire carriers and jackmen on SHR driver/co-owner Tony Stewart's team will move to Harvick's No. 4 team, and vice versa. All five of Harvick's new pit crew members were part of Stewart's [...]