Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

Iowa ayaa soo weriyey maalinta ugu dhimashada badan sababtuna tahay COVID-19 iyadoo ay jiraan tobaneeyo dhimasho ah wadarta guud ee ku dhawaad ​​150.

Waaxda Iowa ee Caafimaadka Dadweynaha ayaa kor u qaaday 467 xaaladood oo togan oo dheeraad ah oo ka badan 6,800.

Waxaa jiray 46 kiis oo cusub oo ka dhacay Gobolka Woodbury oo la sheegay subaxnimadii Arbacada in ku dhow 750 gabi ahaanba.

Kutaan Iowa akka gabaaseti sababa coronavirus namni baay’e du’aa jiraachun himame. Waliigalati namni du’ee nama 150 gahuun himame.

Manni fayya Iowa akka himeti namni harawni 467 dabalate coronavirus qabame, waliigalati 6,800 gahuu himame.

Magaala Woodbury county akka harba gabaasetti name haarawni qabame 46 yoo ta’u waliigalati nama 750 gahuu himame.

Governor Kim Reynolds akka jetteti dhukuba kana eegano gochuuf qoranno dabalata ajaje akkasumas turban dhuftu keessa qoranno haarawa ajajje jirti.

አዮዋ በ COVID-19 ሳቢያ የሞተውን እጅግ በጣም yebaza በድምሩ ወደ 150 ገደማ የሚሆኑት በደርዘን የሚቆጠሩ ሰዎች መሞtachaw tegalatha ፡፡

የአዮዋ የህዝብ ጤና መምሪያ be Covid-19 ከ 6,800 በላይ texaqi sehonu 467 ተጨማሪ አዎንታዊ texaqowoch nachew፡፡

ረቡዕ ጠዋት በጠቅላላው ወደ 750 የሚጠጉ በ Woodbury County ውስጥ yetayazu sehonu 46 አዳዲስ texaqi nachew ፡፡

ገዥው ኪም ሬይኖልድስ በክልሉ ተጨማሪ ክትትልን እያደረገ መሆኑንና ወረርሽኙን ለመቋቋም በሚቀጥለው ሳምንት ተጨማሪ ምርመራዎችን ለመጨመር አቅdenal ብለዋል ፡፡

ከዓርብ ጀምሮ ከሚነሱት አነስተኛ ጉዳዮች ጋር በአብዛኛዎቹ የአይዋ አውራጃዎች ሬስቶራንቶችን እና ሌሎች የንግድ ሥራዎችን ለመክፈት መረxelach ፡፡

Iowa informó el día más mortal debido a COVID-19 con una docena de muertes para un total de casi 150.   El Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa contó 467 casos positivos adicionales por más de 6,800.   Hubo 46 casos nuevos en el condado de Woodbury reportados el miércoles por la mañana por casi 750 en total.   La gobernadora Kim Reynolds dice que el estado está haciendo un seguimiento adicional en la región y planea agregar más pruebas a principios de la próxima semana para lidiar con el brote.   

Akka Kutaan Iowa gabaaseti guyya har’a sababa coronavirus dhaan duuti baay’e gudaachuu isaa himan. Kanaafu Governor Kim Reynolds ajaja haara akka baasuu heddu himte.

Akka jetetti Wiyxata irra jalqabe ummata serjeriif filattame fi suqidhaan qoteebultotaa akka dalaagan hayamte. Akkasumas guyyaa saan yoom akka state nii dalagatii akka debi’uu himti.

የአዮዋ ግዛት በ COVID-19 ላይ ትልቁ የአንድ ቀን ሞት እና ጉዳቶች ሪፖርት ሲያደርግ ፣ Governor Reynolds በክፍለ-ግዛት ውስጥ የተወሰኑ ገደቦችን ለማስታገስ አቅdewalል ፡፡

ከሰኞ ዕለት ጀምሮ የምርጫ ቀዶ ጥገናዎች ከቆሙበት እንዲቀጥሉ እና  ገበያዎች በእገዳዎች እንዲከፈቱ ይፈቅድላታል ፡፡ 

በWoodbury County ውስጥ be Covid-19 የተxequ  አርብ  ቀን betam mebzatu tenagara ፡፡ አዲስ የተጠቁ ሰዎች129 sehonu በጠቅላላው 287 medrasu tengara፡፡ ዳኮታ ካውንቲ  በጠቅላላው 295 saw ደርሷል ፡፡

የጤና ምርመራ ባለሥልጣኖች በአገር ውስጥና በክልሉ ደረጃ በበለጠ ምርመራ በመደረጉ ቁጥራቸው ጨምሯል ብለዋል ፡፡

A medida que el estado de Iowa informa el mayor total de muertes y casos de COVID-19 en un día, la gobernadora Reynolds planea aliviar un par de restricciones en el estado.

A partir del lunes, permitirá que se reanuden las cirugías electivas y que se abran los mercados de agricultores con restricciones. Ese también es el día en que planea anunciar la primera fase de reapertura del estado.


The state of Iowa reports 21 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 for a total of 145. 

This comes the day after Governor Kim Reynolds announced the state's first death linked to the coronavirus outbreak.

The victim is a resident of Dubuque County who was between 61 and 80 years old.

Another news conference is planned for 2:30 this afternoon.

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is warning that Nebraska could be dealing with the coronavirus outbreak for the next nine to 12 months.

He’s urging the public to take precautionary steps to keep it from spreading.

Ricketts says the number of known cases in Nebraska has risen to three, but there aren't yet indications that it's spreading.  There are also three cases in Iowa.

The Plattsmouth school district in eastern Nebraska has joined schools in Fremont and Hooper in canceling classes this week as a precaution against the spread Covid-19.

This week on The Exchange, we hear from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Governor Pete Rickets and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem as they deliver their legislative agendas for 2020 sessions.  Each of the Republican governors focused on a need to bolster the economic conditions of their state.

In the run-up to the February 3rd caucuses, we talk with a student from Northwestern College in Orange City, who is holding a mock caucus to educate those who have never taken part in Iowa's presidential nominating process.  


During his State of the State address this morning Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts laid out his top priorities.

“Property tax relief.  Flood relief.  Veterans tax relief.  And growing our people and businesses.  These are four ways we can keep Nebraska strong and growing in 2020.”

Ricketts also recommended about $500 million in property tax relief over the next three years to help farmers, ranchers, home owners and businesses.  

The pit bull ban in Sioux City is one step closer to ending.     

The city council voted 3 to 2 yesterday to repeal the 11-year-old ban.   

At a public hearing yesterday, former city councilman Jim Rixner, who helped pass the ban, was one of only a couple to speak to keep it.

And if someone is bit, not only will they sue the owner, they will probably find an attorney who said, ‘you had an effective ban on these dogs and you repealed it, therefore you’re liable’.”

A new arson charge has been filed against a volunteer firefighter already facing trial in northwest Iowa.

Buena Vista County court records say 25-year-old Brent Mack is charged with arson and burglary.

His attorney declined to comment today.    

Mack is accused of setting a fire in September of 2017 that gutted three buildings in downtown Newell, where he lives.

Woodbury County Jail

Authorities say a Sioux City man looted the checking account of a nursing home resident.  

Woodbury County court records say 52-year-old Ronald Taylor is charged with dependent adult abuse. His attorney didn't immediately return a call Friday from The Associated Press.

Taylor's next court hearing is scheduled for Sept. 13.

Court records say Taylor held a power attorney for the man, who has dementia and can't handle his finances.

The records say Taylor spent nearly $23,000 of the man's money since July 28, 2017, wiping out the man's account.

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The Iowa Environmental Council says the state’s approach to reducing nutrient runoff into waterways has been slow to meet its goals, six years into having a strategy in place.

In an analysis it released this morning (Tuesday), the council says at the current pace of adoption, it would take 90 years to meet the goal of 60 percent of corn and soybean acres having a cover crop.

Ingrid Gronstal (GRON-stoll) Anderson is the council’s Water Program Director.

Associated Press

A Sioux City teenager faces charges in a deadly hit and run accident in South Sioux City on Monday night.

Police say 19-year-old Maria Gonzalez-Diego was driving drunk when she killed 62-year-old Antonia Lopez De Ramirez as she walked across a street in South Sioux City.

Gonzalez-Diego has previous arrests for drunk driving.  The new charges include vehicular homicide with prior conviction for driving under the influence and with failure to stop and render aid.

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Funeral services take place tomorrow for community activist and democratic party leader Frank LaMere.  LaMere died over the weekend after a battle with cancer.

LaMere struck up an unusual alliance with Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa.  The two worked on a plan to battle homelessness and substance abuse among native Americans in Northwest Iowa.

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In-state students at the University of Iowa and Iowa State will be paying nearly four percent more in tuition costs beginning this fall.  The Iowa Board of Regents approved a proposed tuition increase for Iowa's public universities today.

Out-of-state students attending ISU would pay about 5-percent more, and at Iowa, they would pay about a percent more in tuition.

Base tuition levels at the University of Northern Iowa remained flat, to help UNI compete for students.

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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller today has requested information related to clergy abuse records from the state's four Catholic dioceses in Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, and Sioux City.  Miller is asking the dioceses to voluntarily share records related to abuse allegations, diocesan review boards, and settlements by Aug. 1.

The Attorney General's office also launched a hotline for survivors to report abuse, the news release said. The hotline number is 855-620-7000.

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Flood concerns in Siouxland are fading.  After cresting at 30.32 feet early Saturday morning, the Missouri River had fallen more than half a foot as of Sunday afternoon and is expected to continue dropping over the next few days.

Data accumulated by the National Weather Service station in Sioux Falls shows the Missouri River had been at flood stage – 30 feet in depth – since around 8 a.m. Friday. The river dropped below flood stage early Sunday morning around 6.

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Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved a new $9.3 billion, two-year state budget.

The budget calls for a $51 million annual boost to the state's property tax credit fund, for a total of $275 million a year.

That’s nearly double the amount distributed to taxpayers in 2015.

With the extra funding, the owner of a $150,000 home will get a $106 discount on their property tax bill.

State spending under the new budget will increase by an average of 2.9 percent per year, which is less than average.

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Abortion rights supporters rallied at the Iowa Capitol today (Tuesday) as part of a nationwide protest against new abortion restrictions in other states. 

Iowa abortion rights advocates say new abortion laws in states like Alabama and Kentucky are an attack on everyone in the United States who can get pregnant.

Sarena Ramirez of Des Moines agrees. 

0521ramirez: 10  “All women are threatened by that. In other countries, they have these laws, and women die because they can’t do what is right for their health care.”

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The Sioux City Council will be asked today to approve site plans for three U.S. Cellular cell towers.  The network build-out is part of the telecommunications company's expansion into Sioux City. U.S. Cellular said last month that it expects to add about 30 total cell sites in Sioux City and the surrounding area, with only five being new tower builds within the city. 

In February, the council denied U.S. Cellular's site plan for a 130-foot cell tower at 2015 W. Sixth St. because the site plan failed to meet setback requirements. 


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A spring snowstorm that pummeled Colorado and Wyoming before sweeping into the Plains is now moving into Great Lakes states, where it's already setting records.

Winter storm warnings are posted for northern Wisconsin and Michigan, which could see heavy snow, strong winds, sleet, and freezing rain. 

A Weather service meteorologist says as much as 25 inches of snow has been reported in northeastern South Dakota, and it will continue to snow into Friday.

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Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts isn't happy with a tentative proposal that seeks to reduce property taxes by imposing other taxes.

Ricketts criticized the measure Thursday in a news conference with Nebraska realtors and home builders, who oppose parts of the bill that could raise documentary stamp taxes on real estate.

Ricketts says he opposes any effort to shift a tax burden from one group to another. He previously joined forces with grocers to oppose provisions that would impose a tax on pop and candy.

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has been calling for new approaches to deal with persistent flooding, and now she's also seeking prayers to deal with the problem.

On Monday, Reynolds was surrounded by evangelical Christians as she signed a proclamation declaring Sunday a statewide day of prayer for flood recovery. Reynolds and the group then bowed their heads together in prayer.

Earlier in the week, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a similar proclamation.

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Apr 3, 2019

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It looks like a controversial fetal homicide bill that defines personhood as starting at conception will not advance in the Iowa legislature this session.   This means the proposal won’t remain eligible at the statehouse this year. 

The bill would further increase criminal penalties for a person who “causes the death of an unborn person” without consent from the mother.

Republican Representative Steven Holt of Denison says the proposal came from the Senate too late for House members to get answer some important questions.

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It looks like a controversial fetal homicide bill that defines personhood as starting at conception will not advance in the Iowa legislature this session.   This means the proposal won’t remain eligible at the statehouse this year. 

The bill would further increase criminal penalties for a person who “causes the death of an unborn person” without consent from the mother. Opponents say the proposal could lead to outlawing abortion and could affect birth control and in vitro fertilization.

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A key Republican lawmaker in the Iowa House of Representatives says his committee will NOT advance a controversial fetal homicide bill that defines personhood as starting at conception. This means the proposal won’t remain eligible at the statehouse this year. 

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.