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  • Ted Cruz Vs The Iowans. The Battle Continues (Fight over Ethanol Mandates)

    11/16/2017 2:48:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/16/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    A couple of weeks ago we learned that opponents of ethanol mandates weren’t going to quietly slink off the stage just because President Trump and Scott Pruitt were backing up the Renewable Fuel Standard. While this subject isn’t sexy enough to be making headlines on cable news these days, the fight is continuing unabated. The previous incident arose from Senator Joni Ernst blocking the nomination of EPA air chief Bill Wehrum and threatening to work with her Iowa partner Chuck Grassley to block others unless the RFS was fully protected.Texas Senator Ted Cruz fired back with his own blockade...
  • New Identifier For Downtown Des Moines Launches

    11/13/2017 10:02:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 13, 2017
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Des Moines Partnership has launched a new identifier for Downtown Des Moines: Downtown DSM USA. The Partnership launched the DSM USA identifier earlier this year for Greater Des Moines (DSM) to communicate the region's story with one voice. As the region's core, the new Downtown identifier is closely tied to the region's identifier. The Downtown DSM USA identifier is the result of significant quantitative and qualitative research. The Partnership used those findings to drive new creative direction in communicating about Downtown DSM. "The research-based identifier communicates that Downtown DSM is...
  • New I-74 Bridge: Forum brings questions of detours, speed limits

    11/04/2017 5:11:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Quad City Times ^ | October 31, 2017 | Deirdre Cox Baker
    More than 100 concerned residents peppered state and local officials Monday for information about the new Interstate 74 Bridge. Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri hosted the event, part of a series of casual meetings to share ideas and air concerns about the city. Experts on site included Ryan Hippen, construction field engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, and Danielle Mulholland, I-74 project engineer with the Iowa Department of Transportation. "I don't get tired of talking about this improvement," Hippen said. The basket handle true arch twin bridge is to cost an estimated $1.2 billion, and open late in 2020 after...
  • Iowa DOT clarifies: 'Deer can't read signs'

    10/27/2017 12:14:20 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 88 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 27, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    The Iowa Department of Transportation issued an important clarification for drivers confused by deer crossing signs: "Deer can't read signs." The department said in a Facebook post that officials field an unusual question "on a pretty regular basis" from drivers who apparently seem to believe deer crossing signs are placed to tell the animals where they should cross. "Q. Why don't you put these signs where it is safer for the deer to cross? A. Deer can't read signs. Drivers can. This sign isn't intended to tell deer where to cross, it's for drivers to be alert that deer have...
  • Iowa parents charged after baby found rotting in swing

    10/26/2017 1:11:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | October 26, 2017 | staff
    ALTA VISTA, Iowa - Authorities have charged an Iowa couple with murder in the death of their 4-month-old son, whose maggot-infested body was found in a baby swing in the family's home. Twenty-year-old Cheyanne Harris and 28-year-old Zachary Koehn were arrested Wednesday on charges of child endangerment and first-degree murder in the death of their son, Sterling Koehn. Court records don't list attorneys for either of them. Their preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 2.
  • Why are Democrats losing in the heartland? Here are some ideas

    10/18/2017 7:50:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    McClatchy ^ | October 16, 2017 | Melinda Henneberger
    DES MOINES, IOWA — The Democrats who gathered here for a day of fairly anguished strategizing about what they’d have to do to win back rural voters did not speak kindly of their own national leadership or reputation or behavior. Over and over, during a seminar called “Winning Back the Heartland,” they bemoaned the condescending way some of their fellow Democrats talk about their fellow Midwesterners, particularly those who live in small towns. “We forgot how to talk to folks, and when we did, we often talked down,” said Tom Vilsack, the former agriculture secretary under President Barack Obama and...
  • Cedar Rapids company expanding, adding 800 jobs (Iowa, New Mexico and Texas)

    10/17/2017 3:11:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | October 17, 2017 | George C. Ford
    CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids customer contact business plans to add 800 jobs over the next six months as it opens new call centers in Marshalltown, as well as Las Cruces, N.M., and El Paso, Texas....
  • Ames High School Band Members Leave Field Before Playing National Anthem

    10/15/2017 5:19:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 64 replies
    Who TV ^ | October 14, 2017
    The national anthem football controversy continues to have an impact at the high school level. The Des Moines Register reports 13 members of the Ames High School band walked off the field before playing the national anthem on Friday night. This happened before the school hosted Lincoln on the football field. Earlier on Friday, student leaders read a statement to their classmates saying, "the decision to change from a patriotic USA to pink-out theme for the student section was the decision of the Ames High student body alone. Is this political? Maybe. But we are proud of how our students...
  • Democrats agree: They ignored, talked down to rural voters, and lost them

    10/14/2017 8:00:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Quad City Times ^ | October 14, 2017 | Erin Murphy Lee, Des Moines Bureau
    With a cardboard cutout of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in front of him, U.S. Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack speaks Sunday at the Central Iowa Democrats' fundraiser at Iowa State University's Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames. DES MOINES -- Rural Iowa shifted its political direction in 2016 and caught Democrats off guard. The conversation of how to earn back those votes is dominating the conversation among Democrats these days. It was the focus by speakers at a recent fundraiser held by Democrats from Polk County, which is dominated by the city of Des Moines...
  • University of Iowa Homecoming Corn Monument

    10/04/2017 6:51:19 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Homecoming at the University of Iowa is never declared "official" until the legendary Corn Monument stands tall on the Pentacrest. Keegan Parizek and Joe Moslemian were the student leads, with Rick Fosse, lecturer in civil and environmental engineering, and Allen Bradley, professor of civil and environmental engineering and researcher at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, providing faculty oversight and guidance. Brandon Barquist, engineering specialist at IIHR, provided technical support. Overall, credit for this year's Corn Monument goes to American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) students as well as UI Campus Activity Board students, IIHR staff, and UI Facilities Management. Additional artwork was...
  • Planned Parenthood Loses Bid to Stop Waiting Period Before It Can Kill Babies in Abortions(Iowa)

    10/02/2017 5:30:57 PM PDT · by Morgana
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 2 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    The abortion chain Planned Parenthood lost a legal challenge to Iowa’s 72-hour waiting period law Monday when a judge upheld the law. The Des Moines Register reports Iowa Judge Jeffrey Farrell refused to block the law. He rejected the abortion business’s argument that the law places an “undue burden” on women’s access to abortion. “The Iowa Act is arguably the strictest mandatory waiting period law in the country, but the only question to the court is whether it complies with the constitutional standard,” Farrell wrote. “It does.” The Iowa law requires that a woman be offered the chance to see...
  • Manufacturing company to invest $6M, add 57 new jobs at former Maytag Plant 2 (Iowa))

    09/26/2017 12:44:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Newton Daily News ^ | September 25, 2017 | Jamee A. Pierson
    Global Fiberglass Solution, Inc., of Bothell, Wash., has selected the Maytag Plant 2 building for its fiberglass recycling operation and will invest $6 million and create 57 new jobs in the process. “We’re pleased, we have been working with them for several months,” Newton Development Corporation Executive Director Frank Liebl said. “At first they were just going to make it a storage facility for the blades but after they saw the space they thought it was not only going to be a great place to store but to manufacture.” The company plans to create an innovative processing and manufacturing facility...
  • Tyson plans big expansion in Waterloo; 245 new jobs (Iowa)

    09/22/2017 10:14:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | September 22, 2017 | Pat Kinney
    Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is planning to create 245 new jobs with a $28 million expansion of its Waterloo pork processing plant. The wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc. joined the city in announcing the project Friday after the Iowa Economic Development Authority approved $2 million in investment tax credits and $396,000 in sales and use tax refunds for the expansion. The state High Quality Jobs program incentives are contingent on Waterloo City Council members approving five years of partial property tax abatements Monday. The project includes the construction of a new 56,400-square-foot warehouse building and the renovation of...
  • Former Iowa first lady pleads guilty to public intoxication at State Fair

    09/01/2017 5:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KCCI-TV ^ | September 1, 2017 | The Associated Press
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Iowa first lady Mari Culver has pleaded guilty to public intoxication after troopers saw her stumbling at the Iowa State Fair last month. In a statement Friday, Culver says she's "very disappointed" in herself and it won't happen again. A complaint says an Iowa State Patrol officer observed Culver "stumble into three people" Aug. 19 before contacting her on the Midway.....
  • Apple will open two data centers in Iowa

    08/29/2017 11:30:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Beta News ^ | August 29, 2017 | Sead Fadilpašić
    Apple has announced it is planning to build two new data centers in Waukee, Iowa. Reuters reported that the two new data centers "will create hundreds of jobs for people in Iowa from construction to engineering," Apple CEO Tim Cook said, although it was left unclear how many of those jobs will remain once the data center is actually built. The new facility will set Apple back $1.375 billion, although $207.8 million will be received in incentives approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Waukee city council. The company will buy 8.09 square km of land in Waukee, some...
  • Driver flips car while texting

    08/29/2017 1:32:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    WHO radio ^ | 8/29/2017 | Gary Barrett
    Des Moines police say a driver should've been driving but was texting instead...and hit a bridge, flipping his car over onto the sidewalk. It happened around 10am Monday on the Easton Boulevard bridge over Four Mile Creek near the Four Mile Community Center. The driver was lucky...he walked away from the accident and no one was walking on the sidewalk when his car flipped over. But he's being cited for using an electronic device while driving.
  • 'White shaming' is new rage on college campuses

    08/27/2017 5:12:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 126 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/26/2017 | unknown
    An assistant professor at the University of Iowa who pledged to expose her students to “their own white ignorance” in a “peer-reviewed academic journal” was stunned and appalled that she was, well, criticized for it. Jodi Linley, a white education instructor, wrote that her goal was to make her “mostly white” graduate students keenly aware of their “white privilege” and use her classroom to “deconstruct whiteness.” If she did otherwise, she explained, it would make her “complicit” in perpetrating white supremacy. “For white students,” she wrote, “talking about race with an all-white group of peers … [reveals] their own white...
  • Whirlpool to hire 500 for Amana refrigerator plant (Iowa)

    08/19/2017 4:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | August 2, 2017 | George C. Ford
    Whirlpool Corp.’s Amana Operations refrigerator plant is planning what officials there call a hiring blitz over the next three weeks, aiming to add 500 employees. Chris Rice, Amana Operations human resources director, said the full-time positions, which start at $15 per hour, include assemblers and utility assembler as well as more specialized work as brazers, foam operators, plastic setup operators and assembly team leaders. “The bulk of the hiring will be for assemblers and utility assemblers,” Rice said. “People coming in will probably be working second or third shift, but candidates must be open to working any shift.” Rice said...
  • Iowa State Fair-goers voice support for President Trump amidst White House shake-up

    08/18/2017 7:37:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WQAD-TV ^ | August 18, 2017 | Christina Lorey
    DES MOINES, Iowa-- President Donald Trump may be facing one of his most difficult weeks as Commander-in-Chief, following both domestic and foreign terror attacks and a White House shake-up. But here in Iowa, at the State Fair, you don't have to go far to find some of the President's most vocal supporters. A cardboard cutout offers photo opportunities with the president. And a banner reading "I Stand with Trump" is filled from end to end with signatures. The "Iowans for Trump" say that low approval ratings mean nothing to them, and they appreciate that the president spoke his mind after...
  • Iowa man attempts to deposit fake million-dollar bill and promptly gets busted for meth

    08/05/2017 9:19:45 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/5/2017 | Cheyenne Roundtree
    An Iowa man was arrested after police allegedly found meth on him when he attempted to deposit a million-dollar bill. Dennis Strickland's get rich quick scheme was busted after he allegedly tried to deposit an unusually large bill at a bank in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday. The 33-year-old was arrested after police were called to the scene over the suspicious transaction. When officers asked if he had any more of the bills in his pocket, Strickland pulled out a baggie of meth instead, police said. Strickland allegedly attempted to become a millionaire at Northwest Bank on West 7th Street...