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  • 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 · 1 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 ^ | 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...
  • Meet Cathy Glasson: Populist Iowan Democrat Exploring A Run For Governor

    08/05/2017 7:07:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 5, 2017 | Taylor Gipple
    Longtime nurse and union president, Cathy Glasson, is offering a clear vision of how bold, progressive policies can improve the lives of average Iowans. Glasson is exploring the run for governor in a swing state, which in 2016 voted in favor of Trump, but also Obama in 2008 and 2012. In the following Q&A, Glasson talks universal health care, raising the minimum wage, and how she can improve the life of the average Iowan. Q: Why are you considering a run for governor? I’m exploring a run for Governor because I’m tired of watching working people in this state get...
  • Iowa Girl Scout Builds Trap Shooting Range For Her Community

    08/02/2017 12:05:25 PM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies ^ | August 2, 2017 | Jenn Jacques
    “Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time-rich and cash-poor.” ― Cory DoctorowWhat a story!Lizzy Worthington isn’t a typical girl from Iowa, although she’s much like the ones I know. She is a Girl Scout and a member of her high school trap shooting team, the BGM Shotgunners.Practicing was difficult for Lizzy, whose closest range was about 45 minutes away, so she decided that for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, she was going to build a trap shooting range closer to home.“Go big or go home,” Lizzy told a reporter with KWWL.The Bear Creek Range took two years and $50,000...
  • How Trump flipped this rural Iowa county by 42 points

    07/31/2017 2:21:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 31, 2017 | Daniel Allott
    CRESCO, Iowa — It wasn’t long after Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination that Laura Hubka realized how little excitement there was for Clinton among Howard County residents. “I went out and started knocking on doors for Hillary Clinton, and making phone calls,” Hubka, who leads Howard County’s Democratic Party, said when I met with her in late June. “I got hung up on, some guy chased me out of his yard with a rake, the unions complained a lot. There was a lot of yelling at doors.” Iowa and Howard County, with fewer than 10,000 people, had never...
  • Iowa farmers receive major boost after soybean deal

    07/14/2017 10:50:21 AM PDT · by jjotto · 29 replies
    KCCI Television ^ | Jul 13, 2017 | Cynthia Foder
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa farmers received a major boost Thursday after a Chinese delegation in Des Moines signed commitments to purchase nearly all of Iowa’s soybeans. The $4.5 billion deal to buy 460 million bushels of soybeans comes a week before Gov. Kim Reynolds is expected to lead an agricultural trade mission to China and brings tremendous value to the Iowa economy. Advertisement “As an Iowa farmer, this is huge,” said April Hemmes, a farmer who owns a 1,000-acre farm near Hampton in rural Franklin County. “They basically bought the entire production that we have in the state of...
  • Senate's first female war vet looks for bipartisan victories

    07/08/2017 3:33:04 PM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    Military Times | May 20, 2017 | Leo Shane III
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  • Giddy ol’ party: Iowa Republicans happy with state GOP, still support Trump

    07/04/2017 11:11:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | June 6, 2017 | Erin Murphy
    BOONE — One honeymoon is not yet over. Another is just beginning. These are heady times for Republicans in Iowa, with their party in complete lawmaking control at both the federal and state levels. Their GOP’s new president, Donald Trump, has delivered a conservative justice to the U.S. Supreme Court and rescinded some of the regulations implemented under the previous, Democratic administration. Their newly structured Iowa Statehouse delivered significant changes to state laws regarding abortion and public employee collective bargaining. And their new governor, Kim Reynolds, has taken the reins from her predecessor and gets a running start at next...
  • Iowa Chief Justice Bans Weapons

    06/30/2017 11:58:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady On 14 April, 2017, Governor Terry Branson signed HF 517, a comprehensive law to reform Iowa's antique weapons restrictions. Part of the law was to require uniform firearm laws across the state. Local restrictions on the carry of weapons were eliminated. On 19 June, 2017, the Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court banned all weapons in county courthouses. The ban did not include peace officers on duty. The claimed reason for the order was to institute a comprehensive and uniform statewide policy prohibiting weapons in court houses. Iowa had a mix of counties...
  • Sioux City pork plant to open in September (2,100 jobs in Iowa)

    06/28/2017 9:36:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Wallaces Farmer ^ | June 28, 2017
    The new $300 million pork processing plant being built at Sioux City is set to open in September, giving hog farmers in northwest Iowa and bordering states a new market. Officials of Seaboard Triumph Foods outlined their plans at a press conference at the recent World Pork Expo in Des Moines. “We’re still on schedule and getting close to opening,” says Mark Porter, CEO of Seaboard Triumph. “We are planning to begin operations no later than the first week of September.” The Sioux City plant is an equal partnership between Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods. Company officials say the Sioux...
  • The Great Divide follows Trump

    06/26/2017 11:33:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Iowan of the University of Iowa ^ | June 27, 2017 | Madeleine Neal
    When President Trump held a rally at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids last week, he was greeted by a sea of faithful followers and also by a crowd of critics. Inside the arena, Trump supporters gazed out the venue’s window at a group of protesters stretched alongside the street. Jim Lendherr, who voted for Trump, said protesters need to understand what is actually going on in the United States. “I guess it’s their right to protest,” he said. “But they ought to get themselves educated so they know what’s really going on.” Lendherr said he spoke to a...
  • Protester at Iowa Trump rally arrested, faces assault charge

    06/23/2017 9:24:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The National Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Authorities say a protester has been charged with assault after a fracas outside the rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for President Donald Trump. ---snip--- Police say an officer saw Seifert throw an egg at a man and then punch and kick him. He had been filming the protesters and got into an argument with Seifert.....
  • Report: James T. Hodgkinson, Shooting Suspect, Campaigned for Bernie Sanders

    06/14/2017 8:57:16 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 64 replies ^ | 14 Jun 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Washington Post reports that James T. Hodgkinson, the suspect in the Alexandria shooting that wounded Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and three others at a Republican baseball practice Wednesday morning campaigned for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election. The Post and other outlets have identified the suspect as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old man from Belleville, IL who reportedly owns a home inspections business. The Post‘s Robert Costa interviewed a man who says that he and Hodgkinson campaigned for Sanders in Iowa: Charles Orear, 50, a restaurant manager from St. Louis, said in an interview Wednesday that he became...