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  • 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 Their GOP’s new president, Donald Trump, has delivered a conservative justice to the U.S. Supreme Court and rescinded some of the regulations implemented under the previous, Democratic administration.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...
  • LIVE Stream: President Donald Trump Rally in Cedar Rapids, IA 6/21/17 (Live 7pm CDT)

    06/21/2017 3:47:35 PM PDT · by blueyon · 126 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting Network ^ | 6/21/17 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
    Started streaming 3 hours ago Wednesday, June 21, 2017: RSBN will be live from the scene as President Donald J. Trump holds a rally in Cedar Rapids, IA at US Cellular Center. The event is set to begin at 7:00 PM Central, with our live coverage starting at 3:00 PM Central.
  • Iowa newspaper to Trump: 'Now is not the time for a rally'

    06/21/2017 5:15:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    An Iowa newspaper ran a front-page editorial Wednesday telling President Trump that "now is not the time for a rally" ahead of his campaign event scheduled in the state later in the day. The editorial board of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids asked in an open letter to Trump for him to not hold his scheduled rally in the city but instead talk about his policies and how he will help Iowans. (TWEET-AT-LINK) “Mr. President, the campaign is over. You won. Now is not the time to rally. Now is the time to sell your policies, listen to Americans with...
  • Vanity - POTUS, Trump speaks at Iowa rally tonight, 8:00 PM...on FNC & FBN...Tune in!!!

    06/21/2017 9:43:28 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 11 replies
    Catch the POTUS, Trump Rally being held in Iowa this evening, I believe at 8:00 PM. Not sure if local time or Eastern. Will be on FNC & FBN!!!
  • President Trump will commit to improving internet access in rural areas

    06/21/2017 12:45:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Recode ^ | June 20, 2017 | Tony Romm
    President Donald Trump will commit on Wednesday to improving internet access in the country’s hardest-to-reach rural areas as a part of his forthcoming push to improve the nation’s infrastructure. Trump will outline his pledge during a speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, shortly after visiting Kirkwood Community College, which specializes in fields like precision agriculture. In the eyes of the White House, farmers can’t use emerging big data tools that track crops in real time without faster, more reliable broadband internet service — so the Trump administration intends to tackle that challenge as part of its campaign to upgrade the country’s...
  • Dubuque call center plans to add 180 jobs in new location (Iowa)

    06/16/2017 7:44:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KWWL-TV ^ | June 8, 2017 | The Associated Press
    DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- A Connecticut company plans to add 180 positions after it moves to a new location in Dubuque....
  • GOP senator blocking Trump nominee until he gets answers from DOJ

    06/16/2017 1:47:33 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 6/15/17 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is warning that he will block a Department of Justice nominee until the department responds to his oversight requests. Grassley said during a Judiciary Committee business meeting on Thursday that the panel would not vote on Stephen Boyd's nomination to be assistant attorney general for legislative affairs because the Justice Department hasn't responded to more than a dozen letters. "The department needs to improve its communications with the committee members and staff. It needs to be more serious about answering the mail and questions from Congress," Grassley said, explaining why the committee wasn't going to vote...
  • Man involved in nationwide church scams arrested in Iowa

    06/14/2017 8:58:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    KCCI ^ | June 14, 2017 | Alex Kirkpatrick
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Cedar Rapids police have arrested a North Texas man they say attended church services and scammed members by claiming his family was killed in Syria. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reported that Alan Michael Farha II, 41, of Carrolton, Texas, was arrested this week in the 1600 block of Fourth Avenue SE after the Cedar Rapids Police Department warned local churches of a man deceiving churchgoers and asking them for money. Police said Farha attended services at several area churches and told members his parents were killed in Syria in a roadside bombing and that he...
  • Hodgkinson, Shooting Suspect, Belonged to ‘Terminate the Republican Party’ Facebook Group

    06/14/2017 10:38:18 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14, 2017Joel Pollack | Joel Pollack
    Report: James T. Hodgkinson, Shooting Suspect, Belonged to ‘Terminate the Republican Party’ Facebook Group James T. Hodgkinson, the suspect in the shooting attack on a Republican baseball practice on Wednesday morning, was reportedly a member of a group called “Terminate the Republican Party.” Hodgkinson wounded four, including House Majority Whip Steve Scales (R-LA), before succumbing to his injuries sustained in gunfire exchanges with police. The Belleville News-Democrat, a newspaper in Hodgkinson’s former hometown of Belleville, Illinois, reports: The shooter who was killed during gunfire at practice for a congressional baseball game Wednesday morning was from Belleville. The shooter was James...
  • Iowa court: State cannot prosecute immigrant using fake ID

    06/10/2017 4:11:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies ^ | June 9, 2017
    The Iowa Supreme Court says immigrants living in Iowa without legal permission and who use a stolen identity to get a job cannot be prosecuted by the state for identity theft or forgery. The court, in ruling Friday on the case of 31-year-old Martha Martinez, says such immigration-related prosecutions are up to federal authorities not county prosecutors. Martinez, who lives in Muscatine, was charged after she obtained a driver's license and Social Security number under the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Iowa Supreme Court's wrongful death ruling ignites abortion debate

    06/08/2017 8:36:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    KCRG ^ | June 8, 2017 | Katie Wiedemann, KCRG-TV9 |
    DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG TV-9) -- Parents in Iowa can sue for wrongful birth. That first of its kind ruling from the Iowa Supreme Court is stirring up emotions in the abortion debate. Parents in Lee County filed a lawsuit against a Fort Madison hospital and with a gynecologist clinic. They say doctors failed to warn them about abnormalities on their child's ultrasound. Those abnormalities that might have prompted the parents to get an abortion. The case centers on a now 6 year old boy who was born with cerebral palsy and other disabilities that make it unlikely he'll ever walk...
  • Woman leaps McDonald's counter and starts brawl over slow service (video)

    06/06/2017 7:24:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/6/2017 | Staff
    Iowa woman Amanda Garland Gravely was sitting in the drive-thru of a McDonald's with her children when she heard the furore inside the restaurant. "Automatically, just because of how irate she was, I took out my camera and recorded her to see how far it would go, just in case," she told KCCI 8 News. "And it just escalated really quickly." The Des Moines mum's video shows the woman arguing across the counter at restaurant staff about the pace of her McChicken when she demands her money back. In the video posted to Facebook on Saturday, the woman jumps onto...
  • 'Drop-kicked and starved to death': Adoptive family are charged with torturing an Iowa girl, 16,....

    06/01/2017 6:40:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 73 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 1, 2017 | Associated Press and Snejana Farberov For
    FULL TITLE: 'Drop-kicked and starved to death': Adoptive family are charged with torturing an Iowa girl, 16, who weighed just 56LBS when she died at home while her parents vacationed at Disney World Five people have been charged in the starvation death of a 16-year-old Iowa girl who weighed only 56lbs when she died. Sabrina Ray's body was found May 12 in the Perry home she shared with her adoptive parents, 41-year-old Marc Ray and 40-year-old Misty Ray, who were charged on May 17. Police said Wednesday that the girl was unable to walk, talk or eat after being 'drop-kicked'...