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It looks like the possible repeal of Sioux City’s pit bull ban will be delayed.  The City Council will defer the 3rdand final reading of the ordinance repealing Sioux City’s pit bull ban.”. A final vote by the Council will take place only 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.

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Officials in western Iowa are watching the rising Missouri River. Water breached a levee in Pottawattamie County last night (Wednesday evening). This is the third protective structure in the area to breach due to the Missouri River’s third round of flooding this year.

Officials estimate about 40 homes are in the affected area. The county has sent out emergency alerts to people. Scott Manz (MAN-z) is an emergency management specialist with the county. 

Author Jim Schaap talks with Siouxland Public Media's Mark Munger about a Dutch resistance fighter in who defied the Nazies WWII. Diet Eman died last week.  Schaap worked with Eman on her biography. 

We talk with the president of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA about a three million dollar gift that will help the school and the community work on rural economic projects and issues.

Also, a conversation about civility and modern life.

A Sioux City food pantry that is being evicted is looking at its next steps. 

Staff at the Midtown Family Community Center are looking for a new home. The building where they’ve served people for 11 years has been sold, and they’re being evicted this month.

The food pantry serves more than 5,000 people each month, including at least 3,000 children. Janet Reynolds is the center’s coordinator.  She calls the area a “food desert”.

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The board that oversees Iowa’s public universities won’t consider new tuition rates at its meeting this week because lawmakers are still working out their differences on state funding. Iowa Senate Republicans are proposing less money for the regents than Republicans in the House and governor’s office.

Biofuels MOOC on Perenniel Plants

Nov 23, 2016

An Iowa State University-based research project has designed a massively open online course or “MOOC” for to anyone interesting in learning about the energy-production potential of perennial grasses.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.