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Planned Parenthood Closing in Sioux City

May 18, 2017

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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced yesterday that it’s closing its Sioux City clinic and three others in Iowa on June 30th.  A Republican backed law that defunded the group is behind the move.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

 

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Planned Parenthood Closing in Sioux City

May 18, 2017

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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced yesterday that it’s closing its Sioux City clinic and three others in Iowa on June 30th.  A Republican backed law that defunded the group is behind the move.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

 

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GhostCat formed almost three years ago as a trio with Alex Erwin on vocals and guitar, Cody Garwood on bass and Steve Skog on drums, who all worked together at the Sioux City Conservatory of Music.

In 2014, the Sioux City-based indie-rock band released its first album, a seven-song EP, called “Useless Fairytales.” The band has evolved and matured in the last few years. Their new full-length album, called “How Infinite the Sky," reflects a more optimistic outlook on life.

The Exchange May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

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12:00-12:01  Billboard

Coming up on The Exchange, we will talk about renewable energy in Iowa.  Wind and solar energy have expanded rapidly in the state and in Siouxland for residential and corporate use.  Wind energy is now used by Iowa’s largest utilities, with a goal of 100 percent renewable energy sources.

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Despite the growth of wind energy, there are some who say the huge turbines are both a physical and mental annoyance.

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I’m putting my socks and stirrups on when the phone rings. My dad and I had just come inside from the backyard. We’d been throwing baseball to warm up for my game later that day. This is our ritual. I’m a freshman in high school. 

The phone rings several times before I can reach it.

“Hi, is your dad there?” a woman asks.

I tell her to hold on. At the end of the hallway, my parents’ door is closed. I knock.

 

“Dad, telephone,” I holler through the door.

Fireworks in Sioux City  051617

Last night the Sioux City Council discussed a draft of an ordinance that would govern the sale and discharge of fireworks. Fireworks sales will be legal in Iowa just over two weeks. The council is asking for public input and a vote at next Monday's meeting. Governor Terry Branstad signed the bill legalizing the sale and discharge of fireworks a week ago. Mayor Bob Scott said lawmakers pushed the law through, and now cities have very little time to come up with a plan. 

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Maddy, a loving stay at home wife and mother, seems to have it all. She will drop anything to help her friends, lives for her daughter’s happiness, and has a husband who provides financially for anything she needs. Maddy is the true cornerstone of her family.

Alex Erwin with GhostCat
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Last year, Alex Erwin, the frontman for GhostCat, demonstrated his commitment to his craft during a Battle of the Bands competition. He appeared on stage, sitting down to play his guitar, with his right leg wrapped in a walking boot and propped up on a wicker ottoman.

While the indie-rock band has won five of Battle of the Bands competitions, they're opting out of those events to focus on other musical endeavors.

Branstad and the Leopold Center  051617

It looks like The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will survive, but without money from the state. Governor Terry Branstad used his veto authority Friday to save the agricultural research center, even though majority of state lawmakers voted to dismantle it.  The center's future remains uncertain.

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