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Newscast 11.29.22: War Eagle Human Right's Honorees announced; Sen. Grassley pushes for Congress to stop rail strike

Chief War Eagle Monument, Sioux City
Chief War Eagle Monument, Sioux City

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley told the Des Moines Register he's ready to take action to avert a possible national railroad strike. A strike could idle dozens of Iowa ethanol plants, cut prices for Iowa farmers' corn and soybeans, and raise food and gas prices for U.S. consumers.

On Monday, President Joe Biden asked Congress to adopt a tentative agreement that eight of 12 labor unions have accepted to "avert a potentially crippling national rail shutdown" that could begin as soon as December 9. Four unions have rejected the deal, negotiated in September to avoid a strike.

Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order Tuesday blocking the down of TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned social media platform, from state devices used by State of South Dakota government employees, contractors, and agencies. The ban takes effect immediately.
Recently, the FBI said that TikTok could pose national security concerns because of possible data collection or influence on users. There are concerns the data collection could include personal data.

South Dakota could consider implementing a three-strike rule for juvenile offenders re-offending on low-level crimes, reports the Argus Leader. The suggestion comes in a final report after a summer study brought together lawyers, teachers, and behavioral health professionals to investigate gaps in South Dakota's juvenile justice system.
The study initially camefromf a bill from last year that sought to repeal reformed juvenile corrections statutes from 2015.

Five Woodbury County residents were elected to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Woodbury County Council in the November 8 general election. They are Jennifer Beeson of Correctionville, Paul Boyle of Correctionville, Kevin Pottebaum of Sergeant Bluff, Benjamin Uhl of Sergeant Bluff, and Kerri Weaver of Moville.

The Sioux Cit,y Human Rights Commissio,n has announced the 2022 War Eagle Human Rights Award recipients. Gary Turbes was honored for his lifetime of work advocating for individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental health,andr autism. Treyla Lee was recognized for her decades of volunteer work in our community. Trisha Caxsep gu wiga Etringer was honored for her work to better the Siouxland Community. Trisha is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.

A private, small award ceremony will be held at the Sioux City Public Museum on December 9 atnoonm.

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