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Gov. Sending Iowa State Patrol officers to the Border; 4th of July Travel Up

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 Today Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa State Patrol officers would be deployed to the U.S. Southern Border to aid law enforcement and border security efforts. The governor is responding to a request from Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. Reynolds said the rise in drugs, human trafficking, and violent crime has become unsustainable. 

 

Survivors of clergy abuse within the Catholic Church in Iowa are speaking out today after the Iowa Attorney General’s office published its investigation findings. The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, has responded to the Attorney General’s investigation into decades of clergy abuse in the state.

Members expect more action from the Church to help with the healing process. The report found there were allegations against three current clergy members. They all fell outside the criminal statute of limitations. SNAP wants those names disclosed.

 

Iowa’s unemployment rate bumped up to 3.9% in May even as more Iowans worked at jobs. Iowa Workforce Development reported yesterday that the rate was up slightly from the 3.8% unemployment rate in April.

 

With the 4th of July weekend just ahead, many Iowans will be taking vacations for the first time in many months. A spokeswoman for AAA Iowa says nationwide, more than 47.7 million Americans are projected to be plotting getaways between July 1st and 5th.

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