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Group will push legislature for medical marijuana law

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - December 17, 2014 By Dar Danielson A group of Iowans announced a campaign Tuesday at the state capitol dedicated to promoting regulated access to medical marijuana for patients suffering from a variety of medical conditions. Lawmakers passed, and the governor signed a very limited bill into law that allows the use of cannabis [...]

Ernst to welcome all 2016 GOP presidential candidates to Iowa, but won’t endorse before Caucuses

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - December 17, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson This past year Senator-elect Joni Ernst got campaign help from most of the Republicans who plan to run for the White House in 2016, but she plans to welcome all presidential hopefuls to Iowa and will not publicly pick a favorite in the 2016 race before [...]

Ernst to serve on Armed Services, Agriculture and two other senate panels

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - December 16, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson Senator-elect Joni Ernst will serve on four committees in the U.S. Senate after she’s sworn into office next month. Ernst, who is a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard, will be a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Republican leadership have also assigned her [...]

UNI preparing the same after first loss

Category: National Sports

(Radio Iowa) - December 16, 2014 By Todd Kimm For the first time this season the UNI Panthers are preparing for a game after losing. The Panthers dropped to 9-1 after Saturday’s double overtime loss at Virginia Commonwealth. “In terms of our approach, it’s going to be the same as what we’ve done. We don’t get [...]

ISU’s president open to Big 12 expansion, title game for football champ

Category: National Sports

(Radio Iowa) - December 13, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson Iowa State president Steven Leath says he and the other university presidents in the Big 12 conference are “investigating” whether the conference can have a title game to determine its football champion. Baylor and TCU were in the mix for the first-ever national playoff this year, [...]

Cyclones down Southern

Category: National Sports

(Radio Iowa) - December 14, 2014 By Todd Kimm Iowa State fell behind by eight in their opening half, raced out to a 27 points lead then held off a furious rally by Southern for an 88-78 win in Hilton Coliseum. ISU coach Fred Hoiberg was worried about a letdown and says he was disappointed in [...]

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