Democratic Candidate for President Julian Castro

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A winter weather system moving across the country is dropping snow, sleet and freezing rain on eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. Most schools in the region canceled classes and activities for today ahead of the storm system. Residents in Nebraska awoke to a blanket of snow and wind chills well below zero. The snow hit Iowa later in the morning. 

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of eastern Nebraska into central parts of the state that will remain in effect until early Saturday morning. 

Associated Press

'Dark money' ties raise questions for GOP Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa

Documents obtained by The Associated Press reveal an outside group founded by top political aides to Sen. Joni Ernst is working closely with the Iowa Republican to raise money and boost her reelection prospects.

Some legal experts say the degree of overlap between her campaign and the nonprofit Iowa Values could violate the law.

Emails show Ernst fundraiser Claire Holloway Avella asked a donor for $50,000 for the group following an introduction by the senator.

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for parts of Siouxland that could impact travel this Thanksgiving week.

Western Nebraska could see a foot of snow or more by Wednesday morning.

Sioux City and northwest Iowa will be under a Winter Storm Watch starting tomorrow morning.  The forecast calls for heavy snow with accumulations of 5 to 9 inches with high winds as well.

The winter storm warning includes the communities of Wayne and Norfork.

Siouxland Public Media

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Democratic Candidate for President and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio Mayor,  Julian Castro, visited Sioux City on Sunday, November 24, 2019. 

Castro served as a member of President Obama's cabinet from 2014 to 2017.

Castro first stopped by the Siouxland Pride Alliance at the First Unitarian Church on Jackson Street. 

He addressed issues impacting the LGBTQ Community and answered questions.