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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOOT-edge-edge) says the Trump administration knows the pain it’s causing Americans by delaying some tariffs in an escalating trade war with China. The mayor of South Bend Indiana made the comments to reporters today after speaking at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair.

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Sioux City Council members asked the city attorney yesterday to rework a proposed noise ordinance after local bar owners said it would hurt their businesses.  There was confusion about whether the ordinance would also apply to bars that play music on their own patios and even indoor events that would generate noise.

A northwest Iowa woman originally charged with killing her husband has pleaded not guilty to making a false report to authorities.

Thirty-five-year-old Becky Hebert, of rural Akron was originally charged with second-degree murder shooting death of 40-year-old Jeremy Hebert in October of 2017.

The charged was dismissed just weeks later. 

Deputies reported that she said numerous times that she'd shot her husband, statements that they later concluded were lies.

A northwest Iowa police chief has been accused of injuring his wife during a fight at their home.

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will make two stops in Northwest Iowa when he returns to campaign in the Hawkeye state.

Biden, a former vice president, will attend a multi-candidate forum in Des Moines on Monday, and his campaign has slated other stops, including Sioux City and Le Mars on Tuesday.

Iowa officials have reported the state's first confirmed human case of West Nile virus.

The Iowa Public Health Department says the man lives in Audubon County, is 61 to 80 years old and has recovered.

President Donald Trump’s trip to Iowa to celebrate his administration’s approval of the year-round sale of the E15 ethanol blend was met yesterday with cheers from Iowa Republicans.

Iowa Democrats provided a more measured response, pointing to the ongoing tariff war with China.

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CNN reports the White House denied Congressman Steve King’s request to join the president on Air Force One as he traveled to Council Bluffs, Iowa yesterday.

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska both joined Trump on Air Force One.

Siouxland Public Media contacted Representative’s King’s office for comment, we’re still waiting for a reply.

President Trump was in Iowa yesterday to celebrate a recent decision to lift restrictions on the sale of gasoline blended with 15-percent ethanol.

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is criticizing President Trump for his behavior during the D-Day commemoration in Europe last week, including a tweet attacking singer Bette Midler.

During a speech today to about 100 people in Ottumwa, Iowa, Biden repeated his oft-stated claim that Trump is a "threat to our core values."

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President Donald Trump plans to visit western this afternoon.  He starts his trip in Council Bluffs to tour and speak at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy.  The company produces and sells ethanol.  The president will attend a GOP dinner in Des Moines.

Meanwhile, Democrat Joe Biden is visiting the Hawkeye state today as well.  He will speak at events in Ottumwa, Mount Pleasant and Davenport.

On the weekend, more than a dozen of Biden's Democratic rivals were in Iowa for a party dinner.

Welcome to The Exchange, I'm Mary Hartnett.  It seems likely that a Nebraska death row inmate will die by lethal injection next Tuesday, August 14th.  An attorney for condemned killer Carey Dean Moore said yesterday the execution is expected to take place as scheduled.

Renewable Fuels Summit Features Cellulosic Ethanol

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New corn fiber conversion technology could boost the number of gallons that Iowa ethanol plants can produce. That will be one of the topics at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit tomorrow.  Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw says a traditional ethanol plant turns the starch of a corn kernel into ethanol, while the rest goes to make other products.