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Planned Parenthood is asking an Iowa judge to put a law on hold that bars the organization from participating in two federally-funded sex education programs.

Assistant Attorney General Thomas Ogden says the law shouldn’t be blocked because Planned Parenthood won’t be “irreparably harmed.” He says under the law, they could still provide sex education outside of the federal programs.

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Crews have contained a large fire at a Hastings fertilizer plant.

The fire was reported about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the CPI Dry Fertilizer Plant and was contained just before 4 a.m. Friday.

The blaze forced authorities to close U.S. Highway 6, but the road was reopened early Friday. A news release from the Adams County Emergency Management office says railroad tracks just north of the plant also were closed for a time during the fire, but have reopened.

FD4T - Jennifer Hart Food Bank "Leader of the Pack"

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Adrian talks about some upcoming events this summer for the Food Bank of Siouxland. Development Director Jennifer Hart tells us about the "Leader of the Pack: Hunger Games" Run/Walk/Bike at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve and the Will Golf for Food tournament coming up at Whispering Creek.

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A man facing charges related to the death of a Sioux City man will be brought back from Mexico to face charges.

Police arrested 24-year-old Ray Avila in Mexico earlier this week.

He was charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault causing injury in the death of 31-year-old Pete Johnson after a deadly assault in downtown Sioux City in July of last year.

A former lawyer with the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office is the newest justice on the Supreme Court in South Dakota.

Patricia DeVaney has been sworn in.

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Congress is trying to get a 17-billion-dollar disaster aid bill to the president’s desk before the Memorial Day recess. But Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst says the Senate isn’t interested in the version of the aid bill the House passed. She says it’s full of partisan antics. 

Disagreement remains over how much money will go to the U.S.-Mexico border but Congressional leaders say a deal has been reached on aid for Puerto Rico. Iowans recovering from flooding would also benefit. 

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The Trump Administration has announced another round of payments for farmers, to compensate for lower commodity prices amid trade tensions with China. IOWA Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig said it’s needed because corn and soybean prices are below the cost of producing a crop.

The first set of payments are scheduled to be made in late July or early August, but the final calculations aren’t set. The payments to individual farmers will be based on the impact trade has had on corn and soybean prices in their county. 

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Congress is trying to get a 17-billion-dollar disaster aid bill to the president’s desk before the Memorial Day recess. But Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst says the Senate isn’t interested in the version of the aid bill the House passed. She says it’s full of partisan antics. 

Disagreement remains over how much money will go to the U.S.-Mexico border but Congressional leaders say a deal has been reached on aid for Puerto Rico. Iowans recovering from flooding would also benefit. 

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The Trump Administration has announced another round of payments for farmers, to compensate for lower commodity prices amid trade tensions with China. IOWA Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig said it’s needed, because corn and soybean prices are below the cost of producing a crop.

The first set of payments are scheduled to be made in late July or early August, but the final calculations aren’t set. The payments to individual farmers will be based on the impact trade has had on corn and soybean prices in their county. 

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An investigation is underway after authorities say a man shot his wife in western Iowa after mistaking her for an intruder trying to get into their home.

The Monona County Sheriff says  48-year-old Jackie Krier had been outside the family home about 3 miles  west of Soldier when she was shot Tuesday evening by 49-year-old Brian Krier.

Jackie  Krier was taken to an Onawa hospital and then transferred to a hospital in Sioux City.

A last-minute push to pass a property tax package has stalled in the Nebraska Legislature.

Rolling Stone

This week, we're pumping up the volume to 11! With a playlist that includes Elvis Costello, Split Enz and the Dirty Projectors, can you blame us? Plus we'll have new music from Friendly Fires, Kaiit and the Korean-British duo Wooze.

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