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I went to university in Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England. I joined WHO in November, 2012 after a year teaching in South Korea, Jindo Style!

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    19 Accidents Reported in Des Moines During Wintery Commute

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Drivers Tuesday morning had to brush up on winter driving skills a little early in the season. Meteorologist Jeriann Ritter said under an inch fell over the metro on to warm roads, which meant much of it didn’t stick. However, blowing snow created slick spots for drivers. Des Moines police says  there were 19 accidents from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. One vehicle had a rollover accident on the westbound off ramp to Highway 141on I-80/35 […]

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    Dahl’s Files for Bankruptcy, Set to be Sold

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One of the metro’s grocery chains has filed for bankruptcy and is to be sold to a Kansas City company. Dahl’s Foods says it voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sunday in order to restructure. Stores and operations won’t be affected by the move, Dahl’s said Monday. According to a press release, the company’s board has approved the sale of the company’s operating assets to Associated Wholesale Grocers. Jerry Garland, president and CEO of the member-owned […]

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    Photo Gallery: Joni Ernst Elected US Senator

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Republicans twice made history Tuesday night sending the first female from the state to Congress and electing the same governor for a sixth term. Here are the best pictures as Governor Terry Branstad and the newly elected Senator Joni Ernst led the Republican celebrations from West Des Moines.

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    Quinnipiac Poll: Senate Race a Dead Heat

    DES MOINES, Iowa – With just a day to go before the results of the midterm elections are announced, the latest Quinnipiac University poll shows the hotly contested senate race is a dead heat. The poll, released Monday morning, has Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley in a 47-47 tie with Republican Joni Ernst. “Iowa’s U.S. Senate race is a dead heat. The candidate who best gets his or her folks to the polls is going to win,” poll assistant director Peter […]

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    Photo Gallery: President Clinton, Bruce Braley, James Taylor Rally in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic get out the vote efforts kicked off with a rally headlined by President Clinton in downtown Des Moines Saturday. Simon Estes, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, musician James Taylor and the 42nd president of the United States came to the stage to support the election efforts of Staci Appel, who is running for Congress, and Rep. Bruce Braley, who is up against Joni Ernst in a tightly fought race for Tom Harkin’s Senate seat.

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    Deployed Soldier Surprises Wife, One-Day-Old Daughter After Watching Birth on iPad

    AMES, Iowa – As he watched the birth of his second child on his iPad, a National Guard Sergeant was given permission to travel half way around the world to surprise his wife in Ames. Just 22 hours before landing in Des Moines, Sgt. John Vorrath was deployed with his unit in the Middle East. Without clearance to leave, he was able to be there with his wife, Janae, in the delivery room via Facetime as she brought little Charlotte […]

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    IRS Seizes Iowa Restaurant’s Money Despite ‘Not Doing Anything Wrong’, Case Gets National Attention

    ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa – A northwest Iowa restaurateur’s fight with the Internal Revenue Service is gaining national attention. In August of 2013, the owner of Mrs. Lady’s Mexican restaurant in Arnolds Park, Carole Hinders, had about $33,000 seized from her checking account by the IRS despite not committing a crime. The reason? She had been depositing less than $10,000 at a time. “How can this happen?” Hinders told the New York Times. “Who takes your money before they prove that […]

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    Iowa Fugitive Gets Chased by Coyotes, Calls Police for Help

    MUSCATINE, Iowa — An eastern Iowa fugitive called 911 for help after a pack of coyotes chased him just days after escaping police custody. Daniel Rice, 21, was getting transferred from Muscatine County Jail on Monday to a local hospital for treatment when he managed to slip out his handcuffs and flee wearing just his hospital gown, the Muscatine Journal reports. On Wednesday, officers in Illinois received a call of two men being chased by a pack of wild coyotes […]

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    Poll: Iowa Senate Race ‘Heading for Photo Finish’

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s one of the most competitive races in the country and a poll out Thursday morning shows it’s going to go to the wire. The latest Quinnipiac Poll shows Congressman Bruce Braley and State Senator Joni Ernst are neck and neck in the race to become Iowa’s next US senator. Ernst has a two point lead with 48 to 46 percent. Four percent say they are still undecided. “The race to succeed U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin […]

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    Lockdown Lifted, Suspect in Custody Following Threat at Graceland Univ.

    LAMONI, Iowa – Graceland University in Lamoni was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning following a report a person with a gun on campus. Officials sent the lockdown notice to students and staff at about 11:30 a.m. using the school’s alert system. “There was a report of an individual with a gun on campus,” the university tweeted. “It is unknown if there was a threat initiated with the weapon, but we are taking the situation seriously for the safety of our students […]

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    Poll: Senate Race Too Close to Call

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The race to fill retiring Sen. Tom Harkin’s seat is too close to call, a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday shows. “The Iowa Senate race, which could be key to control of the U.S. Senate, is too close to call and likely will remain close all the way to Election Day,” said Peter Brown, the poll’s director said. A survey of likely Iowa voters shows 47 percent for Republican Joni Ersnt and 45 percent for Democrat […]

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    Woman, 29, Chooses to Die Two Days after Husband’s Birthday

    A terminally ill 29-year-old woman has chosen November 1 as the day she will die. Shortly after her wedding last year, Brittany Maynard began experiencing debilitating headaches. While on vacation with her husband in January, Brittany was diagnosed with grade II Astrocytoma, a severe brain tumor. Doctors told Maynard she had 10 years to live.  “I have to tell you,” she says in the video, “when you’re 29 years old, being told you have that kind of timeline still feels like being […]


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