Bishop Heelan Catholic High School

On The Exchange this week we talk with some of the candidates from this general election.  Mayor Bob Scott will talk about his re-election and Rhonda Capron says goodbye to the Sioux City Council after eight years of service.  SOHO restaurant and bar owner Julie Schoenherr bested Capron.  We will speak with Schoenherr as well.

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The Trump administration announced today it plans to implement new rules that will increase demand for ethanol, reversing a decline caused by exemptions given to oil refineries.

The proposal follows months of complaints by Midwest farmers, politicians and the ethanol industry that the federal government's granting of waivers to refiners had violated federal law and forced some ethanol plants to close.

The Iowa Department of Transportation has reopened a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 29 in western Iowa, after flooding closed it late last month.

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The Trump administration announced today it plans to implement new rules that will increase demand for ethanol, reversing a decline caused by exemptions given to oil refineries.

The proposal follows months of complaints by Midwest farmers, politicians and the ethanol industry that the federal government's granting of waivers to refiners had violated federal law and forced some ethanol plants to close.

The Iowa Department of Transportation has reopened a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 29 in western Iowa, after flooding closed it late last month.

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum

Aug 21, 2019

We hear from several of the candidates at this week’s Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City at the Orpheum Theater Monday and Tuesday, August 19 and 20. 

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren apologized for her mistaken belief that she was truly part native American. She also talked about the need to take on the tragedy of missing and murdered indigenous native American women.

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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 Iowa Department of Transportation will conduct a public information meeting on May 21 to talk about proposed improvements to the Gordon Drive viaduct in Sioux City. The viaduct was completed in 1937 and expanded to four lanes in 1966. The improvement project stretches from Fairmount Street to Virginia Street.

The meeting is set for 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Sioux City Convention Center, 

The Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement non-profit group is holding a meeting in Sioux City tonight to discuss their quest for ensuring the state has clean water.

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FEMA has approved 12 million dollars in payments to people recovering from Iowa floods, and more than 1,800 people have registered with the agency for help. Those are the latest numbers reported today (Thursday) to the governor’s flood recovery board.

The FEMA money includes home rebuilding grants and rental assistance. Governor Kim Reynolds says those numbers will climb once the Davenport area is added to the federal disaster declaration.