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Sioux City First Responders Offer Window Clings to help Identify Those With Special Needs


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Highway travel has been restored between Interstate 29 and the Missouri River near Percival in southwest Iowa.

The Iowa Transportation Department said yesterday that a contractor has laid down the temporary pavement in damaged areas of the westbound lanes of Iowa Highway 2. The two lanes will be divided for now into eastbound and westbound traffic.

The state board that oversees Iowa’s medical cannabis industry won’t be adding any new conditions to the list of approved uses.

The Medical Cannabidiol Board today denied petitions to approve anxiety and schizophrenia. A decision whether to approve post-traumatic stress disorder was delayed until November.

3,200 people have been certified to use medical cannabis products in Iowa. The most common treatment is for chronic pain.

Sioux City law enforcement officers and first responders are adding another tool to help them identify people with special needs. The Special Response Static Sticker Program includes four static stickers that will identify someone in a residence or a vehicle as being diabetic, deaf, having Alzheimers or dementia or having autism or special needs.  Police Chief Rex Mueller introduced the program this morning.

Sioux City Police Chief Rex Mueller

This will allow first responders some immediate information when walking up to a door when approaching a vehicle, that will allow them to know something about them before they even have contact, which is an incredible advance for us.

Mueller says the window clings are available at the Sioux City law enforcement center and at Opportunities Unlimited, Siouxland District Health, the Disability Resource Center and other local agencies.  

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