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Iowa Bill Could Give Immunity In Some Cases for Underage Persons

Mar 16, 2017

The Iowa Senate approved a bill yesterday that grants underage individuals immunity from certain alcohol-related crimes when they call for emergency help.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

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Senate File 415 is aimed at college students under age 21 who need to call 911 for help because a friend has drunk too much and is in trouble.

Voters Face Changes in Nebraska

Mar 16, 2017

The election process in Nebraska could change. A legislative committee heard testimony on two bills that would change how and where people vote yesterday.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

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Nebraska Bills That Could Change Election Day

Mar 16, 2017

The election process in Nebraska could change. A legislative committee heard testimony on two bills that would change how and where people vote yesterday.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

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The Exchange: Water

Mar 15, 2017

This week we will talk about all things water. Water quality, water management, and the apparently rising waters of the earth. First though, we talk with a man who is fighting an effort by the state legislature to do away with the Des Moines Water Works. Lawmakers have been debating a bill that would essentially dismantle the organization.  Bill Stowe is the CEO of the Des Moines Water Works.

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“She isn’t going to last much longer.”

“Jackie, call me back. I heard Nikki died last night.”

“Do you think now is the time to let him go?”

In about three years, three lives were lost and another three changed forever.

Sioux City's Superintendent Still in the Running for OPS Job

Mar 13, 2017

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Sioux City’s school superintendent is now one of just two applicants competing for the soon to be empty Omaha public schools superintendent job.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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The Omaha World Herald reports that one of three finalists for the Omaha Public Schools superintendent position withdrew her candidacy Saturday.

Iowa Lawmakes Consider Sobriety Monitoring Program

Mar 13, 2017

The Iowa House will consider a bill this week that would direct those arrested for driving while impaired or texting to take part in a sobriety monitoring program. Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

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Iowa Lawmakes Consider Sobriety Monitoring Program

Mar 13, 2017

The Iowa House will consider a bill this week that would direct those arrested for driving while impaired or texting to take part in a sobriety monitoring program. Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

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South Dakota Lawmakers Vote to Raise Teacher Pay

Mar 13, 2017

SD Teacher Pay

On the final day of the legislative session, South Dakota lawmakers on Friday approved small raises for teachers and health care providers.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

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