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    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Resigns

    Friday was Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s last day as head of the USDA. He resigned his position a week before tenure. In a blog post, he says, “I have been honored to serve my country. I will always love the people I worked with at USDA and the people we work for.” The Agriculture Secretary position is now vacant, the last to be filled by the Trump Administration. Many names have been tossed around but none have stuck. Iowa Senator […]

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    Murphy’s Law: Hawkeye Roller-Coaster; Cyclones’ TCU No Show

    Keith Murphy provides his thoughts on disappointing games for Iowa and ISU, and other scattershot thoughts.

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    FACEOFF: Bama and Clemson the best ever?

    Sears and Murph talk Bama-Clemson, Carl Edwards, Tom Crean, and more.

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    I THINK: Despite Struggle at NW, Peter Jok Deseves to be on Wooden Award List

    Peter Jok only scored 4 points at Northwestern as the Hawkeyes lost by 35, but John Sears says that should strengthen his argument in being on the Wooden list.

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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be Honored by Lawmakers on Monday

    UPDATE: The event has been postponed to February 11th due to weather conditions. DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Monday, lawmakers in Des Moines will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Iowa Department of Human Rights will hold its annual event at 10:45 a.m. at the Des Moines Botanical Garden. During the ceremony, Governor Branstad will proclaim January 15th – 21st Martin Luther King Jr. Week. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the event.

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    Iowans Stock Up to Stay Away from Storm

    BEVINGTON, Iowa  —  As the ice storm gets closer, more people are making last-minute trips to the store in preparation of staying home until the storm passes. Mike DaSilva caught up with people at a Kum & Go in Bevington just before the sleet started falling. He says most of the people he spoke with were already pretty prepared, but just wanted to get a few more items so they could stay off the roads, stay inside to enjoy some […]

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    “Park, Eat, Play” Project to Combat Parking Problem in Downtown Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Parking in Downtown Des Moines can often seem impossible, and it is expected to get worse after a big closure. The City will permanently shut down then 5th and Walnut Street on Sunday parking ramp because officials say the ramp is past its life span and is falling apart. Downtown Des Moines has recently lost approximately 800 parking spaces due to new construction, but there is a plan in place to relieve parking stress. The plan […]

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    Worried Affordable Care Act Supporters Rally Outside Courthouse

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Last week the House and Senate approved a measure allowing the Affordable Care Act  to be repealed with only a simple majority, and the anticipated end of Obamacare sparked protests across the country on Sunday. The ACA is a law many Iowans rely on, and it provides coverage for approximately 20 million people nationwide. In Des Moines, people rallied outside the Federal Courthouse on Sunday to make their voices heard in support of the act. Several people […]

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    Marshalltown Man Hit by Train, Killed

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa  —  The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a non-weather related fatality. Sixty-three-year-old Kyle Quick was killed in a crash with a train on Saturday night in Marshalltown. Police say Quick was driving across the tracks near 6th and Washington when he was hit by the oncoming train. The accident is still under investigation

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    THE INSIDERS, January 15th Edition, Prediction

    The Insiders panel tackles the Quick 6 as well as shares their predictions for this week.

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    THE INSIDERS, January 15th Edition, Part 4

    Channel 13’s Dave Price shows us how timing is everything. For part 5, click here.

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    THE INSIDERS, January 15th Edition, Part 3

    Channel 13’s Dave Price talks with Lieutenant Kim Reynolds about her efforts to increase STEM education in Iowa. For part 4, click here.