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Republican US Senator Joni Ernst stopped in Northwest Iowa today to meet with law enforcement officials. Ernst toured the Le Mars law enforcement center and talked with officers about increasing crime and a lack of resources to deal with it.  Ernst said there has been more violence in nearby large cities in Minnesota and Illinois, and it is now spreading to Iowa.

Some high profile Republicans who may run for president are in Des Moines today (Friday) where they’ll speak at a gathering of Christian conservatives.  Two members of the Trump White House will address The Family Leader’s annual Leadership Summit: former Vice President Mike Pence and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem will also be there.

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A prosecutor today has rejected claims that the killing of  a University of Iowa student could be connected to sex trafficking and other abductions.  Mollie Tibbetts disappeared and was found murdered in rural eastern Iowa in 2018.  Cristhian Bahena Rivera was convicted for the murder earlier this year. The 27-year-old dairy farm worker testified that two masked men killed Tibbetts but forced him to dispose of her body.

Sustainability: Water, Food, and More, The Exchange

Jul 15, 2021

Today on The Exchange, we talk about sustainability in water, food and the agriculture in general. We speak with award-winning writer Mary Swander. Swander has several projects she is producing in support of sustainable agriculture.  We also with a activist who works with local populations in Central American countries to help them fight for clean water. And we find out why one newspaper editor and author to went to work in a slaughterhouse in England. We also talk with the inventors of a new app that helps sustain family rescipes for future generations. 

Sioux City Democrat  J.D. Scholten says today he won’t run for office anytime soon. In fact, today Scholten is announcing he will take a job with a progressive group that seeks rural votes in battleground states. He'll be taking over as executive director of RuralVote.org, a super PAC focused on improving Democrats' chances in rural America.

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Last night, some Siouxland residents once again asked Sioux City Council members to ban fireworks within city limits. Councilman Alex Watters said he "battles back and forth" about what can be done regarding the discharge of fireworks. He said he isn't certain that an all-out ban would do anything. Watters floated the idea of having "fireworks zones" located in large parking lots, according to the Sioux City Journal. 

The governors of tri-state region talked about the need to train workers and fill jobs in the post-pandemic era, today at Tri-State Governors' Conference. the conference in the South Sioux City Marriot on the Riverfront. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem talked about possible ways to fill high-demand jobs.

Governor Ricketts said Nebraska is focusing on career pipeline that starts in middle school, to a career academy and post-secondary education the apprenticeship program.

This week on The Exchange, as we commemorate Independence Day, we take a fresh look at some familiar stories in American history.  We talk with the author of a new book about the rise of President George Washington.  David O. Stewart says the first president, despite being a privileged white man in 18th century society, worked hard and used his ability to overcome the elements and forge alliances with political opponents.  He also wrestled with the problem of slavery, and how to set free the enslaved people on his plantations. 

The US Supreme Court says an expanded number of small refineries can seek an exemption from certain renewable fuel requirements. The high court ruled 6-3 that a small refinery that had previously received a hardship exemption from complying with Clean Air Act requirements may obtain an extension of that exemption.  Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says she is disappointed with the decision.

The Supreme Court says an expanded number of small refineries can seek an exemption from certain renewable fuel requirements. The high court ruled 6-3 that a small refinery that had previously received a hardship exemption from complying with Clean Air Act requirements may obtain an “extension” of that exemption. That’s even if the refinery let a previous exemption lapse.  The Biden administration argued that to get an extension, a refinery had to have maintained a continuous exemption since 2011.Iowa Gov. Reynolds responded to the decision today, saying it is a disappointing setback for Iowa Agriculture and the renewable fuel industry in the state. She said it not only undermines demand for ethanol and biodiesel but it also creates an environment where waivers could grow exponentially.

 

Dakota County Health Department is offering COVID-19 vaccination clinics to the public. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are offered every Wednesday by appointment at Dakota County Health Department in South Sioux City. Those brands will also be available at a July 7 clinic at South Sioux City's Memorial Hall, from 3 to 7 p.m., as well as a July 14 clinic at Don's Sports Bar & Grill, from 3 to 7 p.m. 

 

 

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 Today Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa State Patrol officers would be deployed to the U.S. Southern Border to aid law enforcement and border security efforts. The governor is responding to a request from Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. Reynolds said the rise in drugs, human trafficking, and violent crime has become unsustainable. 

 

The League of Women Voters of Sioux City will sponsor a program including a panel discussion on the present and future reality of voting at the Betty Strong Encounter Center this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. 

The League’s President Dagna Simmons says last year the league focused on the Hard Won right to vote and the founding of the organization. And one of the leaders of the suffrage movement, Carrie Chapman Catt. 

This year, for the first time, Juneteenth is being observed as a national holiday.  President Joe Biden signed the oberservance into law on Thursday. 

This week on The Exchange we talk with the President of the Sioux City Chapter of the NAACP, Ike Rayford about Juneteenth, one year after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.  Rayford says he is thrilled that Juneteenth is finally national holiday.  However, Ike says he is still concerned about some state laws that restrict information about the history of slavery and racism in America.

About three-fourths of Iowa is gripped in either moderate or severe drought conditions, according to a national report released this week. The conditions make many homeowners look with despair at their browning lawns.  However, a horticulture profressor at Iowa State University says it is time to quit worrying about having the best lawn on the block.  Adam Thoms, says your if your lawn is already turning brown, just let it go.

“You know as they are brown up top, the growth point or the crown of the plant is still green, it could still grow."  

Sioux City native Shelby Houlihan yesterday received some bad news. It looks like she now has very little chance of competing at the U.S. Olympic trials today.  Her chances diminished sharply late yesterday when the country's Olympic committee said it would follow all antidoping rules, and USA Track and Field received long-awaited official notice of her suspension. 

Earlier this week, the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Houlihan's four-year ban for testing positive for trace amounts of a performance-enhancing drug. She blamed her positive test on a pork burrito she ate 10 hours before a test in December. Contaminated meats have led to positive tests in other cases, many of which have been dismissed.At first, the USATF said would not bar the American record-holder at 1,500 and 5,000 meters from running in today's preliminary heats until she had exhausted every appeal. However, later on, yesterday, the USATF was said it would take Houlihan off the start lists since it had received official word from the Athletics Integrity Unit.  The unit conducted the test that led to the suspension, that Houlihan had been banned for four years.

This past year subverted everyone’s idea of normal, but probably no group more so than students. In a class titled Truama in our Society, Dr. Carolina Hotchandani, Goodrich professor of English at the University of Nebraska Omaha, saw her Medical Humanities class as an opportunity to collectively mourn what had been lost. She asked her students to record and share the stories of someone they knew, quilting together the experiences that were otherwise lived through in solitude. 

  

  

This week on The Exchange, we talk with two authors. One is written by a journalist who followed the Democratic Presidential candidates, and the other book is about the lives of our First Ladies. 

First we hear from Edward-Isaac Dovere, the author of Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats Campaigns to Defeat Trump.  Dovere spent two years with several Democratic presidential campaigns.  He looks back at the reacton of the candidates, and former President Barack Obama, to the Presidency of Donald Trump.

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Iowa’s governor is asking for a congressional investigation after unaccompanied migrant children were flown into Iowa without her office being notified. Governor Kim Reynolds and Tennessee’s governor are asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a public hearing about the movement of migrant children into states.

Increased Patrols for Impaired and Distracted Drivers

Jun 10, 2021

Local law enforcement entities are teaming up with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau to help reduce a spike of deaths on the road in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Transportation reported a 25-percent increase in deaths this year over last year. The Iowa State Patrol told the Des Moines Register it is seeing some of the most dangerous driving in the organizations 85 years, with people driving too fast and using their phones.

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Iowans will no longer be able to use a state website to check their own vaccination histories or those of their children. The change comes amid national controversy over whether employers should be able to require workers to get a coronavirus vaccine and a state law banning use or government issuance of "vaccine passports, according to the Des Moines Register. 

Giám đốc Điều hành của Y tế Huyện Siouxland cho biết khi nói đến vắc-xin COVID-19, hơn 36% tổng dân số ở Quận Woodbury đã được tiêm ngừa đầy đủ. Hơn 40% đã nhận được ít nhất một liều.

Kevin Grieme (Greeme - giống như Green với chữ m) nói rằng không có sự thay đổi nào về số lượng thấp trong cộng đồng người Mỹ gốc Phi nhận vắc xin. Các quan chức địa phương ước tính tỷ lệ này ở mức dưới một phần trăm vào giữa tháng Tư.

Noticias 06.08.21

Jun 8, 2021

Noticias 06.08.21: El Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa informa que no hay muertes adicionales debido a complicaciones de COVID-19

El Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa informa que no hay muertes adicionales debido a complicaciones de COVID-19. 6,072 habitantes de Iowa han muerto desde el inicio de la pandemia, con 229 en el condado de Woodbury.

Hubo más de 40 casos nuevos en todo el estado y dos más en el condado de Woodbury.

Somali News 06.08.21

Jun 8, 2021

Waaxda Caafimaadka Bulshada ee Iowa ma soo warineyso dhimasho dheeraad ah sababo la xiriira dhibaatooyinka COVID-19. 6,072 Iowans ayaa u dhintey tan iyo bilowgii cudurka safka, 229 qof ayaa ku dhintey Gobolka Woodbury.

Waxaa jiray in kabadan 40 kiis oo cusub oo gobolka oo dhan ah iyo laba kale oo katirsan Degmada Woodbury.

Heerka waxtarka ee 14-tijaabada ah ee maxalliga ah wuxuu ka hooseeyaa heerka gobolka oo dhan 2%. Tani waxay muujineysaa faafitaanka bulshada oo hooseeya.

Somali News 06.03.21

Jun 8, 2021

Waaxda Caafimaadka Bulshada ee Iowa ma soo warineyso dhimasho dheeraad ah sababo la xiriira dhibaatooyinka COVID-19. 6,072 Iowans ayaa u dhintey tan iyo bilowgii cudurka safka, 229 qof ayaa ku dhintey Gobolka Woodbury.

Waxaa jiray in kabadan 40 kiis oo cusub oo gobolka oo dhan ah iyo laba kale oo katirsan Degmada Woodbury.

Heerka waxtarka ee 14-tijaabada ah ee maxalliga ah wuxuu ka hooseeyaa heerka gobolka oo dhan 2%. Tani waxay muujineysaa faafitaanka bulshada oo hooseeya.

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 ፡፡

New unemployment claims in Iowa fell to 3,859 in the week ending May 29. That’s two less than the previous week’s 3,861 claims.

However, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics released yesterday,  overall unemployment is once again on the rise. The DOL reports unemployment in Iowa currently stands at 26,737 claims, more than 1400 claims over the previous week’s numbers.

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.

Amharic News 06/03/2021

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

ለዎድቤሪ ካውንቲ የሕግ ማስፈጸሚያ ማዕከል ከሚጠበቀው ዋጋ ከፍ ያለ የፕሮጀክቱ COVID-19 የእርዳታ ገንዘብን ለማሳለፍ የሚመለከቱ የ Woodbury ተቆጣጣሪ ቦርድ አባላት አሉት ፡፡

ሲዮክስ ሲቲ ጆርናል በበኩሉ ቦርዱ በትናንትናው እለት ወደ 15.6 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ለመመደብ ወደ ማረሚያ ቤቱ ተጠጋግቶ እርምጃ አልወሰደም ፡፡

ለፕሮጀክቱ ዋና ምዕራፍ የመጀመሪያ ግምት 34 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ደርሷል ፡፡ ግን ፣ የ 36% ወጪ ጭማሪ አለ።

የአዮዋ ገዥ ኪም ሬይኖልድስ እ.ኤ.አ. በ 2022 ለምርጫ እንደሚወዳደሩ ተናገሩ፡፡

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

በደቡብ ዳኮታ ውስጥ የ COVID-19 ንቁ ጉዳዮች በዚህ ሳምንት በከፍተኛ ሁኔታ ቀንሰዋል ፣ ምክንያቱም ረቡዕ ዕለት አምስት ተጨማሪ ሰዎች ተጨምረዋል ፣ ወረርሽኙ ከተከሰተ ጀምሮ በድምሩ ለ 2019 ፡፡ 36 ተጨማሪ ጉዳዮች ነበሩ ፡፡

በአዮዋ የህብረተሰብ ጤና መምሪያ በክልል ሁለት ተጨማሪ ሰዎች ሞት እና 260 አዳዲስ አዎንታዊ ምርመራዎች እንዲሁም ሁለት ደግሞ በዎድቤሪ ካውንቲ ሪፖርት አድርጓል፡፡ ይህ በእንዲህ እንዳለ የአዮዋ የአንድ ሳምንት አዎንታዊነት መጠን ከሁለት በመቶ በታች ወርዷል።

በአዮዋ ሀውስ ውስጥ ዲሞክራቲክ መሪ ከሶስት የህግ አውጭዎች ስብሰባዎች በኋላ ቦታውን እንደሚለቁ ተናግረዋል ፡፡ የቻርለስ ሲቲ ተወካይ የሆኑት ቶድ ፕሪቻርድ ከቤተሰቦቻቸው ጋር ከተነጋገሩ በኋላ ለመልቀቅ እንደወሰኑ ይናገራሉ ፡፡ የሃውስ ዲሞክራቶች ቀጣዩን መሪያቸውን ሰኔ 14 ይመርጣሉ ፡፡

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