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Gov. Reynolds Asks for Public Hearing on Migrant Children Movements

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Iowa’s governor is asking for a congressional investigation after unaccompanied migrant children were flown into Iowa without her office being notified. Governor Kim Reynolds and Tennessee’s governor are asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a public hearing about the movement of migrant children into states.

According to a timeline provided in a news release from the governor’s office, a plane carrying unaccompanied minor children landed overnight at the Des Moines Airport in late April. However, Reynolds was not notified and it was 20 days before federal officials confirmed 19 children from Long Beach, California were flown to Des Moines.

In a written statement, Iowa Democratic Party chairman Ross Wilburn said Governor Reynolds is using “a fake crisis” to divide and distract Iowans from her own record.

The Iowa State Patrol says people are driving too fast and using their phones. The Iowa Department of Transportation reported a 25-percent increase in deaths this year over last year.

So local law enforcement entities are teaming up with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau to help reduce a spike of deaths on the road in Iowa.   Starting today, the Sioux City Police Department, Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office, and Iowa State Patrol are increasing patrols for impaired drivers. The enforcement is scheduled to last one week.

Iowa will expand alcohol sales at Kinnick Stadium and its other athletic venues as part of a pilot program beginning this fall. Beer and wine will be available for purchase throughout Kinnick Stadium with the exception of areas immediately adjacent to the student section. Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Duane Banks Field and Bob Pearl Field will also be included in the pilot program. Thirty percent of net alcohol sales will be directed toward research-based initiatives intended to decrease high-risk drinking.

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