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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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    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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    West Des Moines Police Post ‘Officer Nearly Being Struck’ Video

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Doughnut forget to pull over or slow down for emergency vehicles is the message from West Des Moines police. The department published a public service video titled “Video of an officer nearly being struck by another vehicle! You must watch this!” to Facebook Wednesday. The post has received hundreds of ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ but not for the reasons you’d expect. Officials say no doughnuts were harmed in the making of the video, “because they’re way […]

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    Two Teachers Arrested for Having ‘Threesome’ with Student, 16

    KENNER, Louisiana — Two high school English teachers in Kenner, Louisiana are facing felony charges for an alleged sexual relationship with a student WGNO reports. Police say that Shelley Dufresne, 32, and Rachel Respess, 24, met with a student from their school after a football game, and the three went back to Respress’ home to engage in sex acts. Authorities say that the student is a Junior and is now 17-years-old, but was 16 when the alleged relationships began.  Former […]

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    West Des Moines Police to Follow Up with Arkansas Realtor Murder Case

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The West Des Moines Police Department will follow up with authorities in Arkansas in the wake of the murder of a realtor in the Little Rock area. Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter who was found in a shallow grave Tuesday morning. A suspect in that murder has been arrested. It’s a case that resonates in central Iowa. In April of 2011, Ashley Okland was shot twice and killed while working inside a West Des Moines model […]

  • Nice Weather Drying Beans for Farmers

    Harvest 2014 is fully in motion, and in one of the last weeks in September, central Iowa farmer Roger Van Ersvelde was beginning the month-long task of getting his soybeans and corn out of his fields, after a cool, wet season delayed crop maturity. He says, “We’re just getting started on the beans, so we’re kind of just sticking our nose in there and getting a feel for what the yield’s going to be, what the moisture’s going to be, […]

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    Iowa Couple’s Huge Tip for Terrible Service Goes Viral

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Iowa couple behind a goodwill gesture that went viral said they did it to serve as an inspiration for others. Makenzie Schultz and her husband, Steve, were celebrating their six year wedding anniversary over the weekend at a sushi restaurant in Cedar Rapids. But the service “sucked.” Instead of taking to social media to complain, Makenzie posted a picture of the tip they left. The image took the internet by storm gaining over a million […]

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    Body Located in Vehicle Connected to Missing Iowa State Student

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – An autopsy has been scheduled for a body found in Iowa City Friday night. Police believe the body, which was found in the trunk of a vehicle, is connected to the disappearance of Iowa State University student Tong Shao, 20. Police blocked off part of a parking lot near an apartment complex in the Dolphin Lake Pointe area of Iowa City Friday from 6:30 p.m. to investigate the contents of a parked car. After a warrant was […]

  • New Farm Programs Ready to Go

    On September 25, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled new programs to help farmers better manage risk. The new tools are now available to give farmers the information they need to choose a new safety net program. Vilsack says, “The 2014 Farm Bill represented some of the largest farm policy reforms in decades.” Direct payments were one of the most controversial farm subsidies, paying farmers regardless of production so as not to distort planting decisions. With the farm bill passed this year, […]

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    Secret Door Helps Man Accused of Child Endangerment Violate No-Contact Order

    WESTGATE, Iowa — The Fayette County Sheriff believes a man accused of child endangerment was violating a no-contact order by using a secret door. Joshua Steinbronn is accused of putting his girlfriend’s children in a room and denying them food and the use of a bathroom. He was arrested Monday and charged with five counts of child endangerment, five counts of false imprisonment and one count of possession of meth paraphernalia. He was released on bail on the condition he […]


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