Rolling Hills Region

Today on The Exchange, we recap a massive Saturday in the Park Celebration on July 6.  Sheila Brummer talks with several folks at the event and some of the performers as well.

We hear from two of the more well known Democratic Presidential candidates who visited Siouxland last week- South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California US Senator Kamala Harris.

There is a Native American Presidential Candidate Forum scheduled for August 19-20 in Sioux City.  We talk with one of the planners.

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The Sioux City council will vote today on a plan that some Siouxlanders are actively opposing on environmental grounds.  The plan would clear soil away from a high hill that lies north of 41st Street, near North Middle School,  If the council agrees, Rodney Lieber and his excavation company could soon be moving most of the soil to make way for construction.

Woodbury County has officially departed the Sioux Rivers Regional Mental Health and Disability Services agency.  As of. July 1, now belongs in the Rolling Hills Community Services Region.

 

A proposal to clear soil away from a high hill that lies north of 41st Street, near North Middle School, has drawn opposition from some citizens concerned about the environmental impact of the development plan. 

If the Sioux City Council agrees today, Rodney Lieber and his excavation company will be one step closer to removing most of the soil away from the hill to make way for future construction.

Intro

Welcome to the Exchange on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett.  It’s the Fourth of July and today we will dig into the history of the day, 

we take a look inside a founding father’s kitchen with an Iowa author.  

We will also get a rundown on Saturday in the Park coming up this weekend.

First though, we get an update on what’s going on with the Woodbury County Supervisor’s efforts to leave one provider group of mental health and disability services to join another.  

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Introduction

Welcome to The Exchange, I’m Mary Hartnett.  This week, there were major decisions made on the state and local level.  First, we hear about the lawsuit that’s been filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland yesterday.  

The law would effectively ban most abortions after about six weeks into pregnancy. The plaintiffs say the law needs to be struck down as unconstitutional.