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Newscast, 4:04, Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Jun 6, 2017

The "pink slime" beef defamation trial continues in Elk Point, Iowa US Senator Charles Grassley questions accounts of wait times at Iowa VA Hospitals, and Kim Weaver's allegations about state government officials reactions to her candidacy for the District 4 Congressional Seat are challenged.

Western Iowa Tech Community College announced a partnership with Morningside College yesterday that will help students to move from community college to a four-year degree program.

Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

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Morningside College’s Pathways program will help WIT students transfer to Morningside to complete their bachelor’s degree.  Morningside Provost William Deeds says education, business and accounting, and social behavioral sciences are the areas of study offered by the program.



Mercy Signs Deal to Serve Medicaid Population

Jun 5, 2017

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The parent company of Sioux City’s Mercy Medical Center is entering into a new agreement to help it serve Iowa’s largest Medicaid program.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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SC Council Approves Convention Center Hotel Project

Jun 5, 2017

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Last night the Sioux City Council approved a plan to build a $20 million-dollar hotel downtown next to the Sioux City Convention Center.  The Council approved the development of a Courtyard by Marriott hotel, as well as management and parking rental agreements for the project.  Mayor Bob Scott cast the one dissenting vote.  Scott noted that the hotel will be built on land that’s being used for convention parking and by those attending movies at the Promenade Cinema across the street. 



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Collateral Damage

May 29, 2017
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Karen Edelman Williams had never been here before, never seen unending fields of corn and soybeans amid the tawny prairie grass, never seen anything like the yawning openness all around. So when, sometime later, she wrote a letter to those people she’d met on a visit out here, she told them she’d never forget the place. “I will never forget the kindness of the people we met there,” she told them, “or the beauty of your Nebraska skies.”

Governor Kim Reynolds Chooses An Acting Lt. Governor

May 25, 2017

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Iowa has its first female governor.  Former Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds took the oath of office yesterday in the state capitol rotunda in Des Moines.  Former Governor Branstad also resigned and took the oath of office to become the United States Ambassador to the Republic of China.  Today, Officials with Gov. Reynolds told KCCI that the governor will designate an "acting" Lt. Gov. with full scope and title to operate the office but, will not be in line of succession.