ADEL, Iowa — The Dallas County Sheriff’s office has taken a pledge to keep tobacco — including alternative nicotine and vapor products — out of the hands of Dallas County’s children. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) to educate local retailers
Ten students from St. Patrick Catholic School were named this week as Shining Knights for January. The students were recognized for consistently being responsible throughout the month. January’s Shining Knights included Collins Brelsford, Ezra Farmer, Sebastian Farmer, Robert Heady, Ellie Hughes, Kilee Hughes, Aneleya Lepe-Godoy, Bianca Lopez-Casas, Maddie McDevitt and
One major event this week was the release of the Senate Republican tax relief proposal. During the first week of session, Senate leaders spoke about the priority of tax relief. The Governor released her proposal last week, after dedicating a portion of her Condition of the State speech to the
WASHINGTON — The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed on Friday 14 people from seven states who participated as fake electors following the 2020 presidential election. Groups from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin all allegedly sent in lists of so-called alternate electors to the National Archives. The groups had
Several domestic priorities for Democrats have stalled in D.C.: The “Build Back Better” Act needs a revamp to get Sen. Joe Manchin on board, and the Senate was unable to get around the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation. So, Iowa’s delegation turned their focus this week to international relations.
This was the third week of the 2022 legislative session. This week, the Iowa Recycling Association and the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations stopped by the Capitol to let legislators know about their priorities for this session. Among them is a transition to sustainable materials management system, modernizing Iowa’s
A Grimes man, on probation for a 2020 conviction for wife beating in West Des Moines, was arrested Thursday on a Dallas County warrant for probation violation in connection with a December incident in Polk County. Charles Donyah Hodges, 21, of 1000 S.E. 11th St., Grimes, was charged Dec. 12
Are you ready for a future without state income taxes? This week, our Iowa Senate Republican Caucus unveiled our bold plan to free Iowans from the burden of income taxes. First, we will eliminate the state tax on retirement incomes, including pensions and annuities. At the same time, we’ll start
AP/Hunter 01/28/22 Cedar Rapids Police are investigating two fatal shootings discovered within a 24 hour period. At 2:40 pm Thursday, Cedar Rapids police responded to a shooting report and found a body lying in a street in the southeast part of the city. Police say that when officers arrived, they
Senate File 2136 was introduced this week by Senators Dennis Guth, Jeff Taylor, Jesse Green and Craig Johnson. The bill directs the Iowa Board of Education to adopt rules establishing course standards for elective Social Studies courses on the Hebrew Scriptures or the Old or New Testament of the Bible.
Dear Republicans of the Iowa Legislature, I thought for sure I was reading it wrong but right there it is – the Iowa legislature MANDATING to private companies! It was my understanding throughout this entire pandemic the Iowa legislature’s stance was it does NOT feel that is should make laws
NEWTON, Iowa — Veteran HIRTA driver Karen Dont of Newton has been honored for saving the life of Gregg Hodges, a regular rider of HIRTA in Jasper County, in an emergency situation last November. Hodges told his story to the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA) management: “Your driver
Every state has some version of a rainy-day fund. A small number of states have funds that address property tax issues. But only Iowa has created a state fund that collects excess tax revenue for the sole purpose of providing on-going tax relief to its citizens. In this edition of