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Iowa Catholic Dioceses Asked to Submit Clergy Sex Abuse Records, 5:04

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The Iowa Attorney General’s office is asking each of the four Catholic dioceses (DY-uh-siss-es) in the state to submit their records on clergy sex abuse. 

In letters to each of the dioceses (DY-uh-siss-es), Attorney General Tom Miller asks them to volunteer several documents.  They include a list of all clergy who have been accused of sexual abuse, how each diocese defines a credible accusation, and any documentation of reports of abuse. Tim Lennon is a Sioux City native with the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. He says this is a great step forward, but he worries the dioceses (DY-uh-siss-es) won’t willingly submit their records without a subpoena.

We ask that there be some compelling demand other than to volunteer records. (0:07)

The Iowa Attorney General’s office said in an email that they fully expect the dioceses (DY-uh-siss-es) to comply.

Economic growth will slow over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a new report out today.

The report issued Monday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 54.3 last month from 55.9 in April. 

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says tariffs and flooding have harmed several states. 

Thanks to wet weather, it has been decades since Iowa farmers were so far behind in planting their expected corn and soybean crops.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that 80% of the expected corn crop had been planted in Iowa in the week ending Sunday. That's three-weeks behind the five-year average and the smallest percentage planted since 1982 when 76% of the crop had been planted.

41% of the soybean crop that has been planted was the smallest percentage since 1993. The soybean crop is 13 days behind the five-year average.

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