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  • Governors Ask For No RFS Changes

    There is pressure in Washington to make changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and state leaders are responding. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds along with four other Midwestern governors sent a [letter](https://governor. documents/RFS%20Gov%20Letter% 20to%20POTUS%20March%202018. pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_ source=govdelivery) to President Trump, thanking him for support of the RFS and rural America. However, they ask him to deny Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s RFS waiver credit proposal, calling it a RIN price cap. The proposal would allow oil refiners to dodge RFS obligations. […]

  • Ivanka Trump Meeting with Gov. Reynolds Monday

    WAUKEE, Iowa – President Donald Trump’s daughter will be in the metro Monday morning. Ivanka Trump, who serves as a special adviser to her father, will meet with students at the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center. She’ll also take part in a roundtable discussion about Iowa’s approach to education and how the skills training opportunities the state provides to students. “All across our great state, we’re seeing students drawing upon the expertise of local business partners to bring real-world application […]

  • Murphy’s Law: How the President, John Sears, and Motley Crue Come Together

    In this week’s Murphy’s Law, Jose Altuve intensely staring at President Trump, a SoundOff viewer who calls John Sears “classless”, and urban legend about Keith Murphy’s bathroom break at Motley Crue, somehow all come together.  

  • I THINK: Was it a Down Year for Hawkeye Wrestling? Expectations Say Yes

    The Hawkeyes finished 3rd at the NCAA wrestling tournament, good for most schools.  But Iowa isn’t ‘most schools’ when it comes to wrestling.  John Sears takes a look at Iowa’s championship drought.

  • FACEOFF: Frost the Nice Guy, New Baseball Rules, Cousins the Viking, Graceland and William Penn in Final Four

    John Sears and Keith Murphy go back and forth on more topics.  Scott Frost’s coaching philosophy, the new baseball rules, Kirk Cousins gets paid, and local NAIA schools in the final 4.

  • Holiday Weekend Results in High Number of Alcohol-Related Arrests

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  While central Iowans were out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, the Des Moines Police Department had its hands full. Police say they made 10 OWI arrests and five public intoxication arrests between 4 p.m. on Saturday and 4 a.m. on Sunday. Officers were not able to report on the average number of arrests for that span of the weekend, but do say the numbers are high for a 12-hour period of time.

  • Cedar Rapids Shelter Offering Free Adoption Special for Classroom Pets

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  —  An eastern Iowa animal shelter is giving teachers free classroom pets. The Cedar Valley Humane Society is allowing teachers to adopt a pair of guinea pigs or a rabbit at no charge. Some of the animals up for adoption were rescued from a home in Vinton, Iowa, after hundreds were found living in overcrowded conditions. Teachers interested in adoption must bring their school ID and a letter from the school to confirm they have permission to take care of […]

  • Marion Police Face Backlash Over Decision to Kill Allegedly Sick Deer

    IOWA  —  An eastern Iowa police department is facing backlash over a recent decision. On Friday, Marion police killed what appeared to be a sick deer. According to the Des Moines Register, a post on Facebook about the deer went viral and was shared more than 5,000 times. The post questioned the officers’ decision. Police say they consulted with the Department of Natural Resources and determined the deer was sick and should be put down. The animal is now being tested by […]

  • Iowa City Woman Finishes Alaska’s Iditarod Race

    ALASKA  —  An Iowa City woman mushed through 1,000 miles of snow-covered terrain and arrived at the finish line this weekend. Thirty-two-year-old Emily Maxwell and her team of dogs completed the Iditarod race in Alaska early Friday morning. Her mom Mary shared a video of Emily crossing the finish line, which can be seen above. Emily came in 33rd place with a time of 11 days, 13 hours, 55 minutes, and 56 seconds. On Facebook, she posted finishing the race was “the best […]

  • Ohio Representative Becomes Longest-Serving Female in House

    OHIO  —  Sunday was a monumental day for a representative who has been serving for over 30 years. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur is now the longest-serving female representative in the House in U.S. history. The Ohio Congresswoman arrived on Capitol Hill exactly 35 years ago. The record was previously held by Representative Edith Nourse Rogers and has stood for nearly 60 years. Earlier this week, the House celebrated the milestone accomplishment. Kaptur is now five years short of breaking the record of longest-serving woman in […]

  • Pleasant Hill Police Holding Active Shooter Safety Training for Public

    IOWA  —  Following the recent shooting at a Florida high school, metro Iowa police departments are helping train the public on what to do in case of an active shooter situation. Pleasant Hill police are holding the training at Berean Assembly of God Church on Monday and Tuesday. The goal is to help educate the public on what they can do to stay safe and possibly fight back. All Iowans are encourage to attend, but officials say the training is especially helpful for […]

  • Iowa’s Spencer Lee Wins NCAA Title

    CLEVELAND, OH – Iowa Freshman phenom Spencer Lee finished off an unbelievable NCAA wrestling tournament, winning the 125 pound championship 5-1 over Rutgers’ Nick Suriano. Lee scored 2 points at the end of the first period, added an escape in the 2nd, and another takedown in the 3rd. Lee is the first true Hawkeye freshman to win an NCAA title in 25 years.  He scored 27 points in the NCAA tournament, the most of any wrestler. Iowa finished 3rd overall […]