New Abortion Resolution in The Iowa House; Snow and Ice on the Way for Siouxland

Jan 16, 2020

Courtesy the National Weather Service, Sioux Falls, SD

The U.S. Senate ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement today, cementing a major new trade deal that’s been years in the making.

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says this is a vital pact with our neighbors to the north and south and promises a tremendous boost for the Iowa economy. Iowa is the nation’s number-one pork producer, and in 2018, Canada and Mexico bought more than 40-percent of all U.S. pork exports. Iowa is also the country’s number-one egg producer and the USMCA will raise U.S. exports of poultry and eggs to Canada alone by $207 million dollars.

Iowa Republican legislative leaders have introduced a resolution that would declare there is no right to an abortion under the Iowa Constitution. The proposed constitutional amendment introduced today is a response to a 2018 Iowa Supreme Court ruling striking down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion.  A constitutional amendment must pass this year, next year and then win the approval of voters in a statewide election.

Snow and ice are on the way to Siouxland.  The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says we should expect snow and ice during the early morning hours tomorrow.

Sioux City will likely see snow before 4 a.m. then freezing rain by 5 a.m. and a combination of the two by 8 a.m.”

Sioux City could see as much as 3 to 4 inches of new snow from this system. Northern parts of Siouxland, like Spencer and Lake Okoboji, will likely receive 4 to 6 inches of the white stuff.