University of Northern Iowa

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The Iowa Supreme Court says it will take an appeal of an Iowa attorney who challenged a 2017 flight Gov. Kim Reynolds and her family took.  That flight was on a private jet to a football game in Memphis, Tennessee.

Gary Dickey filed a complaint with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board in September 2018, alleging the $2,880 claimed for four seats on the jet in campaign documents underestimated the flight's value.

The board dismissed his complaint, saying the estimate was reasonable.

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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. 

Buttercup Bill

Nov 15, 2016

An Iowa lawmaker has a few words of advice to public universities providing counseling to emotionally distressed students in the wake of last week’s presidential election. Sioux land Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

Republican Bobby Kaufman’s “suck it up, buttercup bill” is aimed at state universities that use extra taxpayer dollars to fund election-related sit-ins and grief counseling.  The Wilton lawmaker told the Des Moines Register Monday that “People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.”