NOON Newscast 10.9.19

Oct 9, 2019

The field is set for the Sioux City Council Election next month.

The candidates getting the most votes are Rhonda Capron and Julie Sc hoenherr (Shane-er).  

Capron, who is the incumbent, received almost half of the votes in the primary with 2,173 or 49%.

Schoenherr, the owner of SOHO on Historic 4th Street, came in second with 28% or 1,257 votes.

If you add up the votes of the final three candidates they received less than 1,000 votes; Michael O’Conner and Rosario Perez Jr. with 7% each and Michael Bayala with 6%.

Turnout for the primary election was about 10%.

There are about 45,000 registered voters in Sioux City. 

Capron and Schoenherr will be on the ballot in the city/county  election on November 5th along with six candidates vying for four seats on the Sioux City School Board.

Today, the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce endorced four candidates for the Sioux City School Board.

Their Good Government Committee interviewed all of the candidates and chose Taylor Goodvin, Dan Greenwell, Miyuki Nelson and Monique Scarlett.  Also, in the race are Shaun Broyhill and Julie Albert.

And, a swearing-in ceremony took place this morning for new members of the Winnebago Tribal Council.

The election was yesterday.

John Snowball, Coly Brown and Aric “Dusty” Armell will serve three-year terms.

Thelma “Chickie” Whitewater will serve the final year  of the late Curt St. Cyr’s term.

St. Cyr died in June.

The field is set for the Sioux City Council Election next month.

The candidates getting the most votes are Rhonda Capron and Julie Sc hoenherr (Shane-er).  

Capron, who is the incumbent, received almost half of the votes in the primary with 2,173 or 49%.

Schoenherr, the owner of SOHO on Historic 4th Street, came in second with 28% or 1,257 votes.

If you add up the votes of the final three candidates they received less than 1,000 votes; Michael O’Conner and Rosario Perez Jr. with 7% each and Michael Bayala with 6%.

Turnout for the primary election was about 10%.

There are about 45,000 registered voters in Sioux City. 

Capron and Schoenherr will be on the ballot in the city/county  election on November 5th along with six candidates vying for four seats on the Sioux City School Board.

Today, the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce "Good Government Committee: endorsed four candidates for the Sioux City School Board.

The committee interviewed the candidates and chose Taylor Goodvin, Dan Greenwell, Miyuki Nelson and Monique Scarlett.  Also, in the race are Shaun Broyhill and Julie Albert.

And, a swearing-in ceremony took place this morning for new members of the Winnebago Tribal Council.

The election was yesterday.

John Snowball, Coly Brown and Aric “Dusty” Armell will serve three-year terms.

Thelma “Chickie” Whitewater will serve the final year  of the late Curt St. Cyr’s term.

St. Cyr died in June.

Former tribal chairperson Darla Lapointe also ran but wasn’t elected.

Iowa Democrat Theresa Greenfield raised more than $1.1 million from July through September in her campaign for the seat held by Republican Sen. Joni Ernst.

Greenfield, a Des Moines-area businesswoman, ended the quarter with more than $1.2 million cash on hand.

Greenfield's campaign says 92% of her contributions this quarter were $100 or less, and noted she's significantly outpacing what Ernst raised around this same time during her first run for Senate.

Greenfield is one of four Democrats competing to take on Ernst, but she's received the support of a number of national Democratic groups.

Ernst is seen as a top target for Democrats next fall, though the Republican senator enjoys a high approval rating in multiple polls.

South Dakota lawmakers are writing a bill to legalize industrial hemp in 2020, despite the governor's stated plan to veto it because law enforcement can't differentiate between hemp and marijuana.

The legislative Hemp Study Committee is working from a failed 2019 bill.

The committee met this week for the first time since early September, when Gov. Kristi Noem wrote a Wall Street Journal column saying she would veto the legislation.

Nebraska state officials have received $6.5 million in federal grants to help prevent and treat opioid abuse.

The money will support the state’s efforts to reduce the number of opioid deaths in Nebraska.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says 183 people died in the state from a drug-involved overdose in 2017.

Officials say the national opioid epidemic isn’t as severe in Nebraska as it is in other states, but it’s still a concern.

Officials will use the money for a variety of services, including an addiction medicine fellowship, expanded access to medication-assisted treatment, better tracking of public health data and improvements to Nebraska’s prescription drug monitoring program. It also will help train medical providers and spread public awareness.

And, tonight journalist Bob Woodward will hit the stage at Morningside College.

He is the guest this year for the college’s Waitt Lecture at Eppley Auditorium at 7:30.

The associate editor of The Washington Post is known for his coverage of the Watergate scandal.

His most recent book called “Fear: Trump in the White House was a best seller.

His topic tonight will be “The State of the America Presidency: Addressing the Lay of the Land Pre-Iowa Caucus.”

The event tonight is free and open to the public.