IOWA SENATE G-O-P LEADER JACK WHITVER SAYS REPUBLICANS HAVE RELEASED A TAX PLAN TO LOWER THE STATE INCOME TAX TO THREE-POINT-SIX PERCENT WITHIN FIVE YEARS. https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CONVO1.mp3 CONVO1 OC….POCKETS :09 IT’S LESS THAN GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS PROPOSAL OF A FOUR PERCENT RATE WITHIN FOUR YEARS. THE SENATE GOP BILL INCLUDES REYNOLDS’Continue Reading

THERE’S NOT A LOT OF SNOW OR ICE, BUT THE ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF OKOBOJI WINTER GAMES BEGIN TODAY (THURSDAY) IN THE IOWA GREAT LAKES AREA. DESPITE THE LACK OF SNOW, OKOBOJI DIRECTOR OF TOURISM REBECCA PETERS EXPECTS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO ATTEND AND TAKE PART, BRINGING A THREE-MILLION-DOLLAR ECONOMIC IMPACTContinue Reading

IOWA’S AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION SAYS THE STATE’S GRADES HAVE NOT CHANGED FROM LAST YEAR ON THE NEW TOBACCO USE REPORT. WHILE THE STATE STILL GRADES LOW, ASSOCIATION SPOKESPERSON KRISTINA HAMILTON SAYS THERE HAS BEEN ONE RECENT IMPROVEMENT IN TOBACCO PREVENTION: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/TOBACCO1.mp3 TOBACCO1 OC……MEDICAID QUIT” :14 THE STATE RECEIVED AN FContinue Reading

SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR KRISTI NOEM HAS FILED LEGISLATION TO GUARANTEE MEDICAL OR RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS FROM COVID-19 VACCINES FOR PRIVATE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE FACING PRIVATE EMPLOYER VACCINE MANDATES: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/IMMUNITY1.mp3 IMMUNITY1 OC…FROM A DOCTOR. :22 THE BILL ALSO RECOGNIZES NATURAL IMMUNITY: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/IMMUNITY2.mp3 IMMUNITY2 OC………ANTIBODY TEST. :06 A RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION MAY BE CLAIMEDContinue Reading

THE PLYMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF HAS IDENTIFIED THE DRIVER WHO DIED WHEN HIS SEMI TRUCK AND TRAILER CRASHED IN MERRILL TUESDAY MORNING. 70-YEAR-OLD RICHARD JOHNSON OF JACKSON, MINNESOTA DIED DURING THE CRASH OF HIS TRUCK THAT WAS SOUTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 75 JUST BEFORE 5 A.M. TUESDAY. JOHNSON’S TRUCK STRUCK A POWERContinue Reading

SIOUX CITY’S ABU BEKR SHRINE TEMPLE HAS NEW LEADERSHIP. THE LOCAL SHRINERS HAVE INSTALLED MIKE PICKETT AS POTENTATE FOR 2022. PICKETT IS RETIRED AFTER A 34 YEAR CAREER WITH TYSON FOODS IN CHEROKEE AND RESIDES IN HOLSTEIN. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE IOWA SHRINE BOWL BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANDContinue Reading

SEVERAL AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WILL BE CONDUCTING A SPECIAL TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ON HIGHWAY 75 IN PLYMOUTH COUNTY ON THURSDAY. TROOPER KAREY YANEFF OF THE IOWA STATE PATROL EXPLAINS: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/KAREY1.mp3 KAREY1 OC………WITH A PURPOSE. :11 AND THE PURPOSE IS TO TARGET DRIVERS WHO ARE VIOLATING THE RULES OF THE ROAD:Continue Reading

FOR THOSE WHO HEAT THEIR HOME OR BUSINESS WITH NATURAL GAS, PRICES HAVE RISEN SUBSTANTIALLY THIS WINTER. GEOFF GREENWOOD OF MID-AMERICAN ENERGY SAYS THE COSTS TO CUSTOMERS IS UP CONSIDERABLY FROM A YEAR AGO: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NGAS1.mp3 NGAS1 OC……..$149.18 :10 THAT’S A 138 PERCENT INCREASE IN A YEAR. GREENWOOD SAYS THE GASContinue Reading

A STORM LAKE MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING OF A NINE-YEAR-OLD CHILD. OFFICERS SAY 32-YEAR-OLD KAURAV DEEP RANDHAWA WAS ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT CAUSING BODILY INJURY AND MAKING FIREARMS AVAILABLE TO A MINOR. STORM LAKE POLICE FOUND THE CHILD WITH A NON-LIFE THREATENING GUNSHOT WOUNDContinue Reading

BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY IS BEGINNING A DOCTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM. DR. CORTNI  KRUSEMARK IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE NEW PROGRAM, WHICH WILL BE LOCATED AT BRIAR CLIFF’S MAYFAIR SITE IN MORNINGSIDE: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/OTP1.mp3 OTP1 OC………HEALTH PROMOTION. :23 IT WILL BECOME THE 18TH “HELP CARE” CAREER PATH DESIGNED TO HELP CAREContinue Reading

THE NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE’S GENERAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE HEARD TWO BILLS TUESDAY THAT WOULD REFINE REGULATION OF NEBRASKA’S VOTER-APPROVED HORSE RACETRACK CASINOS AND THE COMMISSION THAT OVERSEES THEM. LB-876, INTRODUCED BY SENATOR TOM BRIESE, WOULD REQUIRE RACETRACKS TO HOLD A MINIMUM OF FIVE LIVE HORSE RACING DAYS A YEAR BY JANUARY 1STContinue Reading

THE FOOD BANK OF SIOUXLAND HAS POSTPONED ITS 18TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS FUNDRAISER BECAUSE OF THE HIGH NUMBER OF COVID CASES IN SIOUXLAND. THE FOOD BANK’S STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE CURRENTLY WORKING TO FIND A DATE LATER THIS YEAR TO RESCHEDULE THE EVENT. STAFF MEMBERS WILL BE INContinue Reading

TUESDAY WAS NATIONAL POLL WORKER RECRUITMENT DAY, TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO WORK AT POLLING LOCATIONS DURING UPCOMING PRIMARIES AND GENERAL ELECTIONS. IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE PAUL PATE SAYS THE HAWKEYE STATE HAS A GREAT GROUP OF POLL WORKERS IN OUR 99 COUNTIES, BUT COULD USE MORE: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/POLLER1.mp3 POLLER1 OC……FORContinue Reading