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Iowans Oppose Legalized Sports Gambling, SPM, 4:04

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The Iowa Department of Transportation opened travel on flood-damaged Interstate 29 between U-S Highway 34 and the Missouri border this morning.

DOT transportation planner, Scott Suhr says the opening comes after a lot of effort. He told Radio Iowa that the contractor’s been there working for the last several weeks and has made significant progress. It won’t be completely opened up to two lanes in each direction, He says drivers will have to use caution on that portion of the road.

Morningside College today released a poll that illustrates some differences in how Iowan’s think about health care, immigration reform, and marijuana legalization.  Associate professor of political science Valerie Hennings work with students on poll questions.  Hennings says when it comes to legalizing sports betting in Iowa, most Iowans say it shouldn’t happen.

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“Betting on profession sports, that’s one way that we could legalize gambling in Iowa, and 58 percent said they opposed doing that.  Seventy-four percent  said they opposed expanding legalized gambling to include gambling on college sports.”

This is the second year for the Morningside Poll, which is also conducted in connection with the Col Bud Day Center for Civic Engagement at Morningside.  Hennings presented the findings this morning at Morningside College.

U.S. government attorneys say the Trump administration plans to finish a new environmental review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada even if a federal appeals court throws out a lawsuit that blocked the project.

President Donald Trump issued a new permit for the $8 billion pipeline last month.

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