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Voters are going to the polls in several Siouxland communities today.  Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill expects turnout out to be about 10% for a $50 million dollar preproposal for a new jail and law enforcement center.

Polls in Woodbury County close at 8 p.m.

People in Monona County are deciding the fate of a $6.2 million jail.  That measure needs 60% approval to pass.

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Pet licensing fees could be going up in Sioux City.  The action comes as the possibility of doing away with the pit bull ban still looms for the Sioux City Council.  The City manager’s office says an ordinance to repeal the ban was expected to come before council for final consideration today, but the matter will be deferred 

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City Council will defer the 3rdand final reading of the ordinance repealing Sioux City’s pit bull ban.”. A final vote will be made by the Council after the Animal Control Chapters of the City Code have been reviewed and further revised. The first reading on a revision to these chapters will be heard on Monday, November 4. 

Iowans will go to the polls next week for school and local government elections. It’s the first time these races are happening at the same time.

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%.

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

The candidates getting the most votes are incumbent Rhonda Capron.  She received almost half of the votes in the primary with 2,173 or 49%.

The owner of SOHO Julie Schoenherr (shaner) 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%.

SIOUXLAND PUBLIC MEDIA

This Fourth of July week, three Democratic presidential hopefuls plan to visit Sioux City.    

Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio  spoke to a group of a few dozen Tuesday morning at Hardline Coffee in downtown Sioux City.   

His campaign focuses on educational fundamentals to improve the life and emotional well-being of young people in the country.

SIOUXLAND PUBLIC MEDIA

This Fourth of July week, three Democratic presidential hopefuls plan to visit Sioux City.    

Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio  spoke to a group of a few dozen Tuesday morning at Hardline Coffee in downtown Sioux City.   

His campaign focuses on educational fundamentals to improve the life and emotional well-being of young people in the country.

This week on The Exchange, we hear from the candidates for the Sioux City school board elections, which are being held September 12th.  We held a roundtable discussion at the Sioux City Public Museum on Wednesday, August 30th.    This program is part of Siouxland Public Media's collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Sioux City.  The league is holding its public debate with the candidates on Tuesday, September 5th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the City Council chambers in downtown Sioux City. The debate and forum is free and open to the public.    

Nebraska Bills That Could Change Election Day

Mar 16, 2017

The election process in Nebraska could change. A legislative committee heard testimony on two bills that would change how and where people vote yesterday.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

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Buttercup Bill

Nov 15, 2016

An Iowa lawmaker has a few words of advice to public universities providing counseling to emotionally distressed students in the wake of last week’s presidential election. Sioux land Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

Republican Bobby Kaufman’s “suck it up, buttercup bill” is aimed at state universities that use extra taxpayer dollars to fund election-related sit-ins and grief counseling.  The Wilton lawmaker told the Des Moines Register Monday that “People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.”

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