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Coming up on The Exchange, a Woodbury County judge last week invalidated more than 50 thousand prefilled absentee ballot request forms about sixty days out from the November election, after a lawsuit filed by the GOP and President Trump's campaign. The plaintiffs argue that Secretary of State Paul Pate decreed that only unpopulated absent ballot requests could be sent out.

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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted higher education with colleges and universities trying to navigate through a new normal of change and uncertainty. 

Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer talked to the leaders of Western Iowa Tech Community College, Morningside and Briar Cliff University.  They explore the fallout from the outbreak, education impact and what is potentially in store for this fall. 

Coming up on The Exchange today we talk with the winner of the special election to fill the seat once occupied by Republican Jeremy Taylor.  Taylor resigned in January when it was shown that his primary residence was not located in his district.  Republican Justin Wright defeated Democratic State representative Tim Kacena to serve out the remaining 18 months of Taylor's term. 

Bộ Y Tế Công Cộng Iowa đã báo cáo một trong 24 giờ nguy hiểm nhất trong đại dịch Covid-19 khi Thống Đốc giảm bớt nhiều hạn chế vào Thứ Sáu.

Có thêm 19 cái chết được đưa ra vào Thứ Năm lúc 10 giờ sáng cho tổng số 400 người.

Y Tế huyện Siouxland báo cáo thêm ba trường hợp tử vong do biến chứng của Covid-19 tại quận Woodbury, cho tất cả 25 người. Có 55 trường hợp nhiễm bệnh mới với tổng số hơn 2,400.

Quận Dakota báo cáo 3 trường hợp nhiễm bệnh mới trong tổng số gần 1,600 trường hợp. Số người tử vong vẫn ở mức 15 người.

Erga guyyaa Jimaata governor Kim seera baste booda se’ati 24 kessatti sababa coronavirus namni bay’e du’u manni fayya Iowa Department gabaase.

Guyyaa Kamsa se’ati 10am irratti namni 19 du’uu gabaafame, waliigalati namni du’e 400 gahee jira.

Manni fayya Sioux land akka qabaaseti magaala Woodbury county keessatti sababa covid-19 namni 3 dabalatan du’u hime. Waliigalatti nama 25 gaheera. Namni haarawa qabames 55 yoo ta’u waaligalati nama 2,400 ol taree jira.

በአይዋ የህዝብ ጤና መምሪያ ገ አርብ ላይ ተጨማሪ እገዳዎችን በቀለለ ጊዜ በ COVID-19 ወረርሽኝ ከተከሰቱት በጣም yebaza  ሞተ be 24 ሰዓታት ውስጥ ዘገበ ፡፡

ሐሙስ ቀን ከቀኑ 10 ሰዓት ላይ የተለቀቁ 19 ተጨማሪ  ሞተ  ለጠቅላላው 400 ሰዎች   ሞት dersaዋል፡፡

በWoodbury County Siouxland ዲስትሪክት የጤና ሪፖርቶች በጠቅላላው ለ 25 ሰዎች በ COVID-19 ችግሮች ምክንያት ሶስት ተጨማሪ ሰዎች መሞታቸውን ዘግቧል ፡፡  55 አዳዲስ ጉዳዮች  ከጠቅላላው ከ 2,400 በላይ የሚሆኑ ጉዳዮች ነበሩ ፡፡

Dakota ካውንቲ በጠቅላላው ወደ 1,600 የሚደርሱ 3 አዳዲስ ጉዳዮችን ሪፖርት አድርጓል ፡፡ ሞት በ 15 ሰዎች ላይ ፀና ፡፡

ገዥው ኪም ሬይልድልድ ለ “COVID-19” መፈተሽ የሚፈልግ ማንኛውም ሰው እንዲችል እስቴቱ የሙከራ ፕሮግራሙን ያስፋፋል ብለዋል ፡፡

Waaxda Iowa ee Caafimaadka Dadweynaha ayaa soo weriyey mid ka mid ah 24-kii saac ee ugu dhimashada badneyd intii lagu jiray faafitaanka COVID-19 iyadoo Guddoomiyaha uu xallinayo xannibaado badan Jimcaha.

Waxaa jiray 19 dhimasho oo dheeri ah oo la sii daayay Khamiista 10 a.m. marka la isu geeyo 400 oo qof.

El Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa informó una de las 24 horas más mortales durante la pandemia de COVID-19 a medida que el Gobernador alivia más restricciones el viernes.

Hubo 19 muertes reportadas el jueves a las 10 a.m. para un total de 400 personas.

Los informes de salud del distrito de Siouxland informaron tres muertes más debido a complicaciones de COVID-19 en el condado de Woodbury, con 25 personas en total. Hubo 55 casos nuevos para un total de más de 2,400.

The coronavirus continues to cause infections in the Siouxland area. Four more deaths due to complications of COVID-19 have been reported by the Dakota County Health Department.  There are now a total of 11 casualties and 26 people who have died in both Dakota and Woodbury Counties.  Dakota County added 37 new positive cases and Woodbury County saw 35 more, for a total of more than 3,600 for both areas.

Iowa health officials reported a dozen more deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the state total to 318.  

Saddex qof oo dheeri ah ayaa u dhintey dhibaatooyin la xiriira COVID-19 oo ku nool agagaarka isgoyska Sioux City. Waaxda Caafimaadka ee Degmada Dakota ayaan bixin doonin faahfaahinta labada qof ee ku dhintay. Nin da 'weyn oo u dhexeeya da'da 61 iyo 80 ayaa ku dhintey Gobolka Woodbury.

Waxaa jiray 48 kiis oo cusub oo ka dhacay Gobolka Woodbury iyo 45 Dakota County oo ah wadar ahaan in kabadan 3,100 xaaladood oo togan oo ku yaal aagga metro ee Sioux City. Cusboonaysiinta xiga ee ka socota Degmada Dakota ayaa soo bixi doonta Arbacada.

Otras tres personas murieron por complicaciones de COVID-19 en el área metropolitana de Sioux City. El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Dakota no divulga detalles sobre las dos personas que murieron. Un hombre mayor de entre 61 y 80 años falleció en el condado de Woodbury.

Hubo 48 casos nuevos en el condado de Woodbury y 45 en el condado de Dakota CON un total de más de 3,100 casos positivos en el área metropolitana de Sioux City. La próxima actualización del condado de Dakota saldrá el miércoles.

Magaala Sioux city naannowa metro kessati sababa covid-19 namni 3 dabalataan du’uun himame. Manni fayyaa Dakota county nama 2 kaan du’e oduu kennu didaani. Tokko ammo nama umrii isaa waggaa 61-80 kessa jiruu kan magaala Woodbury county keessa du’eedha.

Magaala Woodbury county kesati namni haarawni coronavirus qabame 48 yoo ta’u, Dakota county keessati haarawni kan qabame immoo 45 dha. Waliigalati Sioux city nannawa metroti namni qabame 3,100 gahee jira. Gabaasni itti aanu magaala Dakota county guyya Harba himama.

Jirraatota North West Iowa jiraatanif maagala Sioux City keessati qoranno TestIowa wiyxata irra akka baname himan. Iowa national guard kollegi western Iowa keessatti qorana kana gochuf bananii jiru. Bakka kanati namni qoramuu danda’u nama hayyamamef qofa fi yoo qoratamuu feettan website testiowa.com irra deemtani galmaahu dandesu.

Kunis qorannoo lamafa drive-thru Sioux City keessatti argamudha.

Guyyaa wiyxata, Iowa keessatti namni coronavirus haarawni qabame 534 yoo ta’u kan du’e 4. Waliigalatti namni sababa coronavirus du’e 188 gahee jira.

በሰሜን ምዕራብ አይዋ ለሚኖሩ ነዋሪዎች በSioux City ከተማ ሰኞ የሙከራ አከባቢ ጣቢያ ተከፈተ ፡፡ የአይዋ ብሔራዊ ጥበቃ በምእራብ አይዋ ቴክ ኮሌጅ ካምፓስ ላይ ቦታውን አቋቋመ ፡፡ ለፈተና ብቁ የሚሆኑ እና በ testiowa.com በኩል ቀጠሮ የያዙ ሰዎች ብቻ ናቸው ሊሳተፉ የሚችሉት ፡፡

ይህ በSioux City ከተማ ውስጥ ሁለተኛው drive-thru ሙከራ ቦታ ነው።

ሰኞ አዮዋ በ COVID-19 አዳዲስ texaqiን 538 እና 4 ተጨማሪ ሞት nw andelay 188 ሰዎች መሞቱን አስታውቋል ፡፡

ከ 9700 በላይ አዳዲስ texaqiwoch ተገኝተዋል ፡፡

አገረ ገዥው በበኩሉ ከጠቅላላው አዲስ ጉዳዮች መካከል 85 በመቶ የሚሆኑት በ 22 ቱ ወረዳዎች ውስጥ የሚገኙ ሲሆን አሁንም ካውንቲ ጨምሮ ነው ፡፡

Un sitio de Test Iowa abrió en Sioux City el lunes para los residentes que viven en el noroeste de Iowa. La Guardia Nacional de Iowa estableció la ubicación en el campus de Western Iowa Tech Community College. Solo pueden participar las personas que califican para las pruebas y programaron una cita a través de testiowa.com.

Esta es la segunda ubicación de prueba de manejo en Sioux City.

 

El lunes, Iowa anunció 534 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y cuatro muertes adicionales para un total de 188 muertes. Ha habido más de 9,700 casos nuevos.

 

Warshada hilibka lo'da ee Tyson ee ku taal Dakota City ma furi doono sida la filayo Talaadada.

Afayeen u diray Siouxland Public Media News qoraal galabtaan wuxuu leeyahay,

"Caafimaadka iyo badbaadada xubnaha kooxdeena ayaa ah ahmiyadeena koowaad, waxaana u qaadnaa mas'uuliyadaan si aad ah qatar ah. Waxaan sii wadnaa inaan ka shaqeyno sidii aan u habeyn laheyn tirada ugu badan ee baaritaanka tijaabada ah ee 4,300 xubnood ee kooxdayada ah, sidaa darteed waxaan go'aansanay inaan si ku meel gaar ah dib u dhigno dib u furitaanka xarunteena Dakota City.

This week on The Exchange . . .

We check in with Tyler Brock of Siouxland District Health about the spread of the coronavirus in Woodbury County

Also, we talk with Sioux City Community School Superintendent Paul Gausman about the ongoing school closure and efforts to keep students learning until classes resume.

And we talk with Western Iowa Tech Community College President Terry Murrell about how the school has moved all of its courses online until the end of the spring term to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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The NAIA Division II women's national basketball tournament in Sioux City was abruptly canceled in the middle of the second day of games due to concerns over the potential spread of coronavirus.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics canceled all remaining winter championship events, including those currently underway. That includes the NAIA Division II men's basketball tournament in Sioux Falls, where Morningside College was competing for a championship. 

In an effort to support public health and minimize the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, Western Iowa Tech Community College will extend Spring Break for students through Sunday, March 22 and will transition many of its face-to-face classes to online classes beginning March 23.

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The Iowa Supreme Court has selected Susan Christensen as its new chief justice.

Christensen is from Harlan and was appointed to the court by Republican Governor Kim Reynolds in 2018.

The state’s highest court had to pick a new leader after former chief justice Mark Cady died unexpectedly in November.

Justice David Wiggins has served as acting chief since then, but Wiggins plans to retire in March.

As the Feb. 3rd presidential nominating caucuses loom on Monday, the candidates are making a last run through Siouxland.  Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Mayor of South Bend, In. Pete Buttigieg are in Sioux City Friday morning.  And Vice President Mike Pence is in Sioux City this morning.  

Yesterday, former Vice President Joe Biden was at Western Iowa Tech where a crowd of more than 250 potential caucus-goers cheered him on.

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The Democratic Candidates are cutting a swath through Iowa in the last few days before the Feb. 3rd presidential caucuses.   

Tomorrow, former Vice President Joe Biden will hold an event at Western Iowa Tech Community College.  He will appear at the Rocklin Center at 1:15 p.m.  A previous appearance by Biden earlier this month was canceled because of bad weather.

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar will be in town Thursday.  

This week on The Exchange, Western Iowa Tech Community College is accused of human trafficking in connection with a group of exchange students from South America.  WIT President Terry Murrell strongly refutes those allegations and pledges to help students finish their programs of study.

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Lawmakers from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota gathered this morning at Western Iowa Tech Community College for the Tri-State Legislative Forum 

Childcare and workforce retention were on the mind of many state and local leaders.  Iowa is often referred to as a childcare “desert.”  Lack of childcare can be a deal-breaker for those who want to take a job in Siouxland. 

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On “The Exchange” this week, Siouxland Public Media talks to two Democratic presidential candidates who recently visited Siouxland.  Hear from Sioux City native Chris Godfrey who was recently involved a discrimination lawsuit against former Gov. Terry Branstad.  We also commemorate Veterans Day at with a special ceremony at Western Iowa Tech Community College.  Plus, the latest on agricultural concerns for producers in northwest Iowa with an expert from ISU Extension and Outreach.

November 11th is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War 1 in 1918.  Armistice Day became Veterans Day, and today several ceremonies took place to commemorate the occasion, including Western Iowa Tech Community College.  

“In recognition of Veterans Day, we are holding this event.”

The president of Western Iowa Tech greets students and the community for a short ceremony to honor members of the military.

“We also welcome all of our veterans here today.”

On The Exchange this week we talk with some of the candidates from this general election.  Mayor Bob Scott will talk about his re-election and Rhonda Capron says goodbye to the Sioux City Council after eight years of service.  SOHO restaurant and bar owner Julie Schoenherr bested Capron.  We will speak with Schoenherr as well.

Coming up this week on The Exchange

We hear about the investments made by Western Iowa Tech Community college in training the future workers of Iowa.  A big part of the training is learning how to think critically and solve problems.

And we talk with journalist and author Bob Woodward about parallels between the days leading up to the impeachment of President Richard Nixon and the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump.

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There’s a shortage of skilled workers in the state of Iowa, including here in Siouxland.      

On Monday, a local community college showcased some of the programs helping find solutions. 

A group of state lawmakers and members of the board of directors for Western Iowa Tech Community College tour a converted classroom.     

“They basically tore the carpet out, ground all of the floor removed the tables and we built a mini-production facility.

Chris Sewalson is industrial maintenance coordinator for Western Iowa Tech’s Corporate College.

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Students at Western Iowa Tech Community College learned an important lesson on October 9, 2019; A lesson, about different walks of life.    

“Being Native American a lot of our stuff is specific and spiritually oriented.”

Twenty-two-year-old Michael Shonie wears lavender nail polish on one hand along with white dangling earrings as he sits at a round table sharing his story with other about his age.

“I’m talking about my experience being a two-spirited indigenous person in the modern world.”

REPORTER: “What does that mean?”

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