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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she will join a growing list of Republican governors sending law enforcement officers to the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Governor Pete Ricketts has ended the COVID-19 State of Emergency in Nebraska.

The State of Emergency started on March 13th of last year. A majority of orders will expire at the end of the month.

During a news conference Monday morning Ricketts says currently only 27 are hospitalized in the state and it is time to return to normal after the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Ricketts says Test Nebraska will end on July 31st with the final day for free testing available for July 18th.

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A 20-year-old Sioux City man admitted that he shot the shot that killed a woman at a New Year's Eve party. Christopher Morales pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and three counts of reckless use of a firearm. Morales was originally charged with first-degree murder for the death of 18-year-old Mia Kritis. She was killed and three other people were injured when Morales and others fired into the house where the party was being held. Morales' 18-year-old brother is charged with first-degree murder in the case.

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On Tuesday, June 15th, a gathering took place at the Sioux City Public Museum with dozens of concerned community members after the heightened awareness following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year.

The Sioux City Human Rights Commission, joined forces with the Sioux City Police Department and Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office for the event called “Strengthening and Improving Community Relationships.”

The purpose, highlighting de-escalation techniques in stressful situations, especially during traffic stops.

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A man’s body was found in the Missouri River near Onawa, Iowa. The Monona County Sheriff’s office said a fisherman found the body was found near the Ivy Island Wildlife Management Area Sunday afternoon. The sheriff’s office said it appeared that the man had been in the river for some time. Officials are working to identify the man and an autopsy is planned.

Wind energy is a major economic force in northwest Iowa, and the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is holding the first of three public hearings today on a possible wind energy ordinance.

If you’re looking for other things to do this summer, check out the book 100 Things to Do in Sioux City and Siouxland Before You Die. Author Lindsay Hindman shares a few ideas with Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer. Hindman is also the the founder of Siouxlandfamilies.com.

Iowa Department of Public Health

COVID-19 rates and hospitalizations continue to fall throughout a large portion of the state of Iowa.

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Monday added no new deaths due to complications of the illness with around 30 new cases. There have been 6,114 deaths during the pandemic. Almost one-and-a-half million are fully vaccinated.

Hospitalization have fallen to 54 patients, that is the lowest since the end of March 2020.

The 14-day positivity rate is 2% statewide, and the seven-day positivity rate is 1.9%.

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Nebraska and South Dakota closed state offices today to honor the new Federal Juneteenth Holiday. 

However, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has not said anything about Juneteenth. The state started recognizing the holiday in 2002, however, state workers do not get a paid day off.

However, Reynolds did sign a pro-police measure into law yesterday. It includes heightened criminal penalties for certain protest activities.

Rib Fest takes place in Sioux City on Saturday, June 19th. This year's event supporting Camp High Hopes in Sioux City features one the top pitmasters in the world. Sterling “Big Poppa” Ball talked to Siouxland Public Media from his home in California about his career and life outside of BBQ.

See  Sterling “Big Poppa” Ball in action at Rib Fest for Camp High Hopes Saturday, June 19th from noon until 3 p.m. at Battery Park at Hard Rock in Sioux City.

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Banned runner and Sioux City native Shelby Houlihan is in the lineup and will be allowed to run at U.S. Olympic track trials while any appeals she files are pending. The American record holder at 1,500 and 5,000 meters, Houlihan is on the start list for Friday’s preliminaries at both distances. Though those list were initially produced before word of her four-year doping ban went public, USA Track and Field said there were no plans to take her off.

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Iowa. Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a tax bill that requires the state to take over funding of mental health care services, removing them from local property taxes.

The measure that became law Wednesday also phases out the state inheritance tax by 2025 and allows income tax cuts approved three years ago to begin in January 2023.

On Tuesday night, June 15th, the Sioux City Human Rights Commission will host an event called “Strengthening and Improving Community Relationships” with local law enforcement officials. The gathering will highlight de-escalation techniques in stressful situations. Karen Mackey, the Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission will moderate the event

 along with staff member Flora Lee. Mackey provided a preview for the free, public event.

  

The Neighborhood Network held outreach events at Sioux City’s three pools on Monday night. Families enjoyed free swimming, food, and met with members of the Sioux City Police Department. The event is normally held in January at the Long Lines Rec Center but was postponed and reimagined due to COVID.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported no new deaths due to complications of COVID-19 in the past 24-hours and 110 new cases.

An Omaha aviation company is hoping to open a center at Sioux City's airport and offer professional flight training there. The Sioux City Journal reports that the Oracle Aviation of Omaha plans to partner with Morningside University to establish a fully-accredited aviation program, which will offer a bachelor of science degree in aviation-related fields. The Sioux City Council is expected on Monday to consider a resolution inviting proposals for the lease of land and the construction of a new hangar facility for the program.

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Iowa’s Governor ordered all flags in the state to fly at half-staff on Monday to honor a fallen Siouxland soldier.

Army Cpl. Eldert Beek, of Sibley was killed in 1950 when his unit was attacked during the Korean War. His remains were turned over by North Korea in 2018 and later identified. Beek was 20-years old. Family members say he always had a smile and loved his two little nieces.

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Iowa’s Governor ordered all flags in the state to fly at half-staff on Monday to honor a fallen Siouxland soldier.

Army Cpl. Eldert Beek, of Sibley was killed in 1950 when his unit was attacked during the Korean War. His remains were turned over by North Korea in 2018 and later identified. Beek was 20-years old. Family members say he always had a smile and loved his two little nieces.

The Sioux City Police released a review of a “use of force” incident at Perkins and found the officers involved acted within the department’s policies.

A video circulating on Facebook in late April showed a struggle between officers and a Black man.

A few days later, the police department released body camera footage from all officers on the scene. Investigators say the man was asked to leave the restaurant and refused and resisted arrest. At one point, the man was pushed into a booth with an officer pointing a taser at him.

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A new law going into effect in Iowa on July 1st is problematic for Sioux City’s top human rights official. Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer has more.

On Tuesday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new law banning teaching about white privilege and racial equity in public schools, colleges, and universities. The measure also applies to training for state agencies.

The Director of the Sioux City Human Rights Commission, Karen Mackey, says the measure is short-sided and comes from a place of white privilege. 

Saturday in the Park

The summer calendar has been filling up since the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. 

The city of Sioux City announced plans for this year’s Mardi Gras Parade. The event was canceled last year due to COVID-19. The parade kicks off the “Saturday in the Park Festival” on Thursday, July 1st, at 6 p.m. in downtown Sioux City. 

Saturday in the Park will take place over two days, Friday, July 2nd, and Saturday, July 3rd at Grandview Park.

Organizers of the free music festival provided an update on Tuesday, June 8th. 

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law putting new limits on government agency diversity trainings and school lessons related to racism and sexism.

The new law says trainings and lessons must not promote certain ideas, including that the US and the state of Iowa are systemically racist or sexist.

In a statement, Reynolds claims that “critical race theory” teaches kids to judge people based on their race or gender. She says, quote, “I am proud to have worked with the legislature to promote learning, not discriminatory indoctrination.”

Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports no additional deaths due to complications of COVID-19. 6,072 Iowans have died since the start of the pandemic, with 229 in Woodbury County.

There were more than 40 new cases statewide with two more in Woodbury County.

The 14-test positivity rate locally is just under the statewide rate of 2%. This shows low community spread.

Tiểu bang đã chấp thuận việc thuê hai quản giáo mới, trong đó có một quản giáo ở Anamosa State Penitentiary. Vào tháng 3, hai nhân viên ở đó đã bị giết bởi hai tù nhân được cho là đã sử dụng các công cụ do nhà tù cấp làm vũ khí. Người quản lý Anamosa sắp tới, Kristofer Karberg gần đây nhất đã làm việc cho Department of Corrections South Dakota và là một phần của nhóm đã xem xét cơ sở sau vụ giết người. Nicholas Lamb sẽ đóng vai trò là giám thị của Fort Dodge và Cơ sở Cải huấn Bắc Trung tâm. Ông đã dành hơn hai thập kỷ trong lĩnh vực này, làm việc tại các nhà tù ở New Mexico và Illinois.

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Jun 4, 2021

Oromo News 06/04/2021

Akaam, galatoomi caqasuu dhaaf, kuni Oduu Siouxland Public Miidiyaa Oromiffan Anii Fatiya.

Mana hidhaa wardnes  nama lama akka mindeessan himan, tokkoo Anamosa State Penitentiary keessa akka tae himan. March keessa, hojattooni lama achi kan turan meesha waraana mana hidhaa keessa jiraniin ajjeefamanii jiran.

Anamosa warden Kristofer Karlberg kan haarawa dhufuu dandau baaye yeroo kaluutti manneen hidhaa South Dakota Deparment kan sirreesa fi wayta ajjeechan godhame booda kan qorataa tureedha.

Amharic News 06/04/2021

ሰላም፣ ለማድመጥ አመሰግናለሁ፣ ይህ የሲኦክስላንድ የህዝብ ሚዲያ ዜና በ አማርኛ እኔ Besama።

በአናሞሳ ግዛት ማረሚያ ቤት አንድን ጨምሮ ሁለት አዳዲስ የማረሚያ ቤት ኃላፊዎችን ለመቅጠር ክልሉ አፅድቋል ፡፡ በመጋቢት ወር እዚያ የነበሩ ሁለት ሰራተኞች በእስር ቤት የተሰጡ መሣሪያዎችን እንደ መሳሪያ በሚጠቀሙ ሁለት እስረኞች ተገደሉ ፡፡

መጪው የአናሞሳ አዛዥ ክሪስቶፈር ካርበርበር በጣም በቅርብ ጊዜ ለደቡብ ዳኮታ ማረሚያ ክፍል ይሠራ የነበረ ሲሆን ግድያው ከተፈፀመ በኋላ ተቋሙን የመረመረ ቡድን አካል ነበር ፡፡

ኒኮላስ ላም የፎርት ዶጅ እና የሰሜን ማዕከላዊ ማረሚያ ተቋማት የበላይ ጠባቂ ሆነው ያገለግላሉ ፡፡ በኒው ሜክሲኮ እና በኢሊኖይ ማረሚያ ቤቶች ውስጥ በመስራት ላይ ከሁለት አስርት ዓመታት በላይ በመስክ ቆይቷል ፡፡

  Gobolka ayaa ogolaaday shaqaalaynta laba waardiye oo cusub, oo uu kujiro mid kamid ah Xabsiga Gobolka Anamosa. Bishii Maarso, labo ka mid ah shaqaalihii halkaa ku sugnaa ayaa la sheegay in ay dileen laba maxbuus oo u isticmaalay aaladaha xabsiga laga soo saaray hub ahaan. Sarkaalka soosocda ee Anamosa Kristofer Karberg wuxuu marki udambeeyay ushaqeeyay Waaxda Asluubta ee South Dakota wuxuuna kamid ahaa kooxdii dib u eegay xarunta dilkii kadib. Nicholas Lamb wuxuu u adeegi doonaa sidii ilaaliyaha Fort Dodge iyo Xarumaha Saxitaanka Waqooyiga Dhexe.

Noticias 06.04.21

Jun 4, 2021

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El estado aprobó la contratación de dos nuevos guardianes de prisión, incluido uno en la Penitenciaría Estatal de Anamosa.

El estado aprobó la contratación de dos nuevos guardianes de prisión, incluido uno en la Penitenciaría Estatal de Anamosa. En marzo, dos miembros del personal murieron presuntamente a manos de dos reclusos que utilizaban como armas herramientas proporcionadas por la prisión.

Chi phí cao hơn dự kiến cho Trung tâm Thực thi Luật của quận Woodbury có các thành viên của Hội đồng Giám sát Woodbury đang xem xét việc chi tiền cứu trợ COVID-19 cho dự án. Tạp chí Sioux City báo cáo rằng hội đồng quản trị đã tiến gần hơn vào ngày hôm qua để phân bổ 15.6 triệu đô la cho nhà tù nhưng không có hành động nào. Ước tính ban đầu cho giai đoạn chính của dự án là 34 triệu đô la. Tuy nhiên, chi phí tăng 36%. Thống đốc Iowa Kim Reynolds cho biết bà sẽ tham gia tái tranh cử vào năm 2022.

Noticias 06.03.21

Jun 3, 2021

Noticias. 06.03.21= El costo más alto de lo esperado para el Centro de Aplicación de la Ley del Condado de Woodbury tiene miembros de la Junta de Supervisores de Woodbury que buscan gastar el dinero de ayuda COVID-19 en el proyecto.

El costo más alto de lo esperado para el Centro de Aplicación de la Ley del Condado de Woodbury tiene miembros de la Junta de Supervisores de Woodbury que buscan gastar el dinero de ayuda COVID-19 en el proyecto.

Qiimaha ka sareeya qiimaha la filayo ee Xarunta Fulinta Sharciga ee Degmada Woodbury waxay leedahay xubno ka tirsan Guddiga Kormeerayaasha Woodbury iyagoo eegaya inay ku kharash gareeyaan lacagta gargaarka COVID-19 mashruuca. Wargeyska Sioux City Journal ayaa ku warramaya in guddiga uu shalay si aad ah ugu dhowaaday in loo qoondeeyo $ 15.6 milyan oo xabsiga ah laakiin wax tallaabo ah kama qaadin. Qiyaasta asalka ah ee wajiga weyn ee mashruuca wuxuu ku yimid $ 34 milyan. Laakiin, waxaa jira koror ah 36% kharashka.

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