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Pipeline safety program set for farmers

Alliant Energy is encouraging farmers, land owners, tiling companies and contractors to attend a series of pipeline safety programs scheduled in March in four locations around the state. The program is designed to inform those who work in agriculture about…

posted 2014-03-01 07:38:42 by KXEL


Waterloo sees surge in frozen service lines

Waterloo officials say this winter's frigid temperatures have caused more than 500 water lines that connect to buildings to freeze. The situation prompted Mayor Buck Clark to ask congressional and legislative representatives whether emergency assistance could be made available.  He's…

posted 2014-02-28 12:13:43 by KXEL

BNSF wins new trial in injured worker lawsuit

The Iowa Supreme Court has sent an injured railroad worker's lawsuit back to district court, giving BNSF Railway Co. a chance to reduce the $1.25 million verdict a jury awarded. The court in a ruling posted Friday says the railroad…

posted 2014-02-28 09:44:56 by KXEL

Luther College names Paula J. Carlson as 10th president

Paula J. Carlson, vice president for mission at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., has been elected the 10th president of Luther College, the college’s Board of Regents announced today. A scholar of medieval literature and modern American literature, Carlson…

posted 2014-02-28 09:32:39 by KXEL

Court: Bias case against Rent-A-Center can proceed

The Iowa Supreme Court says the state's civil rights commission can enforce discrimination laws against employers who require workers to handle labor disputes through arbitration. The court ruled Friday that the Iowa Civil Rights Commission can pursue a sex discrimination…

posted 2014-02-28 09:12:26 by KXEL

Regents to hear from UI president on assault

University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she looks forward to explaining her plans to combat sexual assault to the Iowa Board of Regents. The regents have scheduled a special meeting Friday to hear an explanation from Mason about her…

posted 2014-02-28 08:51:49 by KXEL

Colorado murder suspect fights extradition from Iowa

An Iowa City woman has refused extradition to Colorado to face a murder charge. Officials say 21-year-old Bionca Rogers on Thursday refused to waive extradition proceedings.  Linn County prosecutor Nick Maybanks says Rogers will remain in Iowa custody until Colorado…

posted 2014-02-28 08:46:23 by KXEL

Former Dubuque casino worker charged with theft

A former Mystique Casino employee is accused of stealing more than $20,000 worth of customer rewards points. Court records show 36-year-old Joy Smith, of Cuba City, Wis., was in Dubuque District Court on Thursday to face a theft charge. Smith…

posted 2014-02-28 06:56:08 by KXEL

Rep. Walt Rogers quits US House race

State Rep. Walt Rogers is quitting his campaign for Congress to run for re-election to the Iowa House. In a statement released Thursday, the Cedar Falls Republican bemoaned missing a vote this week because he was campaigning for Iowa's 1st…

posted 2014-02-28 06:19:07 by KXEL

Supporters to discuss Iowa City plan for ID cards

Supporters are meeting to discuss a plan in Iowa City to provide municipal identification cards to residents who are in the country illegally and others who lack documentation. The Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa is holding a public…

posted 2014-02-28 06:17:02 by KXEL

State can't release Iowa Juvenile Home video

The Iowa Public Information Board has voted against the release of a video that officials say shows a former state worker physically abusing a 17-year-old girl at the now-closed Iowa Juvenile Home. The Des Moines Register says the board decided…

posted 2014-02-28 06:15:58 by KXEL


Charles City leads effort for blind, deaf children

Officials say Charles City will be the first regional site for an effort to improve services to blind and deaf children. The Charles City schools plan to start services in the fall and have a fully developed program by fall…

posted 2014-02-27 11:55:07 by KXEL

Taxpayers are familiar with the annual drill.  Keeping records, gathering receipts, filling out forms, figuring out changes in tax rules. …
posted by Dennis Lowe 13 days ago
Research has shown that all kids can benefit from a good preschool education. Since 2007, Iowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago
Year of Action or Overreaction?  A Guest Commentary by U. S. Senator Chuck Grassley. During his State of the Union…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago