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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum-10/03/17 

Coming up on The Exchange, we present a question and answer session with the media from last night’s League of Women Voter’s forum with the nine candidates for the Sioux City Council.  The candidates answered questions about a wide range of topics including housing, parking and drawing young people to Sioux City.

We’ll hear more of the League of Women Voters city candidate forum on the Exchange.

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In order to offset the costs of a new sewage treatment plant, Orange City residents are paying higher sewer rates.  Doug Calsbeek of the Sioux County Capital-Democrat has this report.

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On The Exchange this week, we speak with three of the nine candidates for the Sioux City City Council primary that's coming up on October 10th.  Today we talk with incumbent Alex Watters, who was appointed last year to take over the seat of council person Keith Radig.  Radig was elected to the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors.  We also hear from challengers Doug Waples and Brett Watchorn.  Next week, we talk with the remaining six contenders.

  

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Welcome to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media. I’m Mary Hartnett.  Last week, the administration announced that it would phase out the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, or DACA program if Congress failed to intervene in the next six months.  The announcement left many DACA dependent immigrants panicking about their status.

This week on The Exchange, we hear from the candidates for the Sioux City school board elections, which are being held September 12th.  We held a roundtable discussion at the Sioux City Public Museum on Wednesday, August 30th.    This program is part of Siouxland Public Media's collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Sioux City.  The league is holding its public debate with the candidates on Tuesday, September 5th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the City Council chambers in downtown Sioux City. The debate and forum is free and open to the public.    

The Exchange, August 23, 2017

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Jul 28, 2017

Educator and activist Jean Carlson talks about this weekend's statewide healthcare discussions; one of them is in Sioux City Saturday morning, Woodbury County Democratic Party leader Jeremy Dumkrieger talks about encouraging grassroots organizing, John Giorgio of Siouxland Hospice talks about a camp for bereaved youth that's coming up in September, one-time Sioux City Journal reporter Bill Zahren talks about his new novel, John Wills describes an upcoming Prairie Lakes Conference in Okoboji and we hear from Shelby Pierce and Ike Rayford of We Are Not a Monolith.

The Exchange, Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

City Council to Revisit Fireworks Ordinance

Jul 7, 2017

On Monday, the Sioux City Council will reconsider its ordinance that allows several days for residents to discharge fireworks. The Iowa legislature legalized the private use of fireworks and cities in April.  Sioux City currently allows fireworks from June 25th until the 4th of July.   This morning at a city news conference, city councilor Dan Moore said he believed that the city allowed too many days for people to set off fireworks.

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Jun 14, 2017

Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King blames liberal groups for creating the atmosphere that lead to today's shooting of a fellow congressman, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds appoints a head of human services and West Nile Virus returns to South Dakota.  

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