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School start date dilemma resolved for Iowa districts

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - March 31, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson Iowa schools will be able to start fall classes as early as Monday, August 24 this year. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal this morning withdrew his hold on a bill that will set August 23 as the earliest date schools may start fall classes and the [...]

Anti-bullying bill clears Iowa Senate on 43-7 vote

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - March 31, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson The Iowa Senate has passed a bill designed to give school officials more authority to respond to bullying that occurs outside of school hours as well as on-line through Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. Senator Rob Hogg, a Democrat from Cedar Rapids, said “off-campus” [...]

Bar and restaurant coasters used to start conversation about cancer screening

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - March 31, 2015 By Dar Danielson The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is partnering with beverage distributors for the second year in a row to help get drink coasters promoting colorectal cancer screenings into bars and restaurants. IDPH’s Jeanna Jones says the campaign began as a light-hearted way to bring up an [...]

Single session tickets available for Drake Relays

Category: State Sports

Single session tickets are now available for next month's running of the Drake Relays. Assistant A-D Ryan Harris says single session prices range from five to 40 dollars. All-Session packages are still available. They cost 95 dollars. Harris says ticket may be purchased in person, over the phone or on line. Tickets for the Saturday [...]

UNI visits Iowa State for intra-state softball

Category: State Sports

UNI visits Iowa State on Wednesday in an intra-state softball contest. The Panthers are coming off what coach Ryan Jacobs called their best weekend in several years when they swept a three game series against Southern Illinois. UNI takes a five game winning streak into the game against the Cyclones. Iowa State is 18-11 on [...]

Iowa women end season at Sweet 16

Category: State Sports

(Radio Iowa) - March 30, 2015 By Todd Kimm The college basketball season in Iowa officially came to an end over the weekend when the Iowa Hawkeye women lost to sixth ranked Baylor 81-66 in the sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in Oklahoma City. It was the Hawks first trip to the sweet 16 in [...]

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