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    District Wants to Make Cuts to North High Theater Program

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Students at North High School are hoping a late rally might save their theater department. In order to save money, the district wants to convert the full-time theater position to part-time. Students, parents, and alumni are pushing back against the move. They are holding a public meeting next week. The district is blaming a lack of state funding for the cut.

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    Ethanol Sees Advances In Votes

    On Monday, the anticipated Iowa Caucuses took off and Iowa chose it’s number one candidates on the Republican and Democrat side. Ted Cruz won the most votes for a victory here at just under 28 percent, which came as a disappointment to Renewable Fuel Standard voters. But the Iowa Renewable Fuel Association says they had discussions with many of the candidates here in the state. And in the weeks before the caucus, Senator Cruz changed his tone on ethanol, including […]

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    Man Stabbed in East Side Mugging

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are looking for the person behind an east side stabbing. It happened around 6:00 Wednesday morning. Police say the victim was walking along Des Moines Street near East 20th when a man approached him with a kitchen knife and demanded he hand over his wallet. When the victim refused, the man attacked him, but he was able to escape and drive himself to the hospital. Anyone with information on the incident is asked […]

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    The Power of a Smile-Tuesday at 10

    How fixing a child’s smile can change their lives

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    February Apple A Day Giveaway Winners

    Congratulations to our February Apple a Day Giveaway winners! Thursday 2/4  Scott Perry  Moravia Friday 2/5 Paula Secress Perry Monday 2/8 Tuesday 2/9 Wednesday 2/10  Thursday 2/11  Friday 2/12  Monday 2/15  Tuesday 2/16  Wednesday 2/17 Thursday 2/18 Friday 2/19 Monday 2/22 Tuesday 2/23 Wednesday 2/24 Thursday 2/25 Friday 2/26 Monday 2/29 Tuesday 3/1 Wednesday 3/2  

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    McDonald’s Swaps Toys for Books through Valentine’s Day

    There may be some educational value hidden inside your child’s next Happy Meal. McDonald’s announced that it’s swapping out its signature toys from Happy Meals until Feb. 15 with books. “Ensuring children have access to books has proven instrumental in combating illiteracy in children in the United States,” said Carol Rasco, the president and CEO of Reading is Fundamental, which is the country’s biggest children’s literacy organization. RIF and McDonald’s have partnered up since 2013 to provide books to children through […]

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    Pre-Trial Hearing in Des Moines Vehicular Homicide Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man charged in deadly crash was in court for his pre-trial hearing Thursday morning. Police say 24-year-old Troy Mure Jr. was the driver of a car that slammed into a tree back in November, killing passenger 22-year-old Scalicity Boyd. Mure claims he crashed because he was being chased by people with a gun. Charges of OWI and vehicular homicide by OWI were dropped against him, but he is still charged with vehicular homicide […]

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    Iowa Ag Secretary To Speak At Showcase

    Next week, the Agribusiness Association of Iowa plans to host its sixth annual showcase and conference. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will be there speaking at the event, he says one of the conversations that he’s looking forward to is water quality technology but there will be more he’ll be speaking on at the showcase. “An awful lot of community college students will be there, both looking for what they might do afterwards as well as trying to understand […]

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    Underground Tank Leaking Toxic Chemicals in Nevada

    NEVADA, Iowa — A leaking underground storage tank is contaminating the soil and groundwater in Nevada. The tank sits under a now-closed Dairy Queen on Lincoln Way. The restaurant was once a gas station but the tank was never removed. According to the Ames Tribune, it is now leaking two toxic chemicals. Tests showed one of the chemicals is six times higher than maximum allowable levels. The other was five times higher. While both chemicals are known to cause cancer, […]

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    American Lung Association Gives Iowa Failing Grades

    DES MOINES, Iowa — About 480,000 Americans die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke every year, making it the leading cause of preventable death. While Iowa puts more than $5 million toward smoking prevention, the American Lung Association says that’s not enough. In its annual report, the association gave the state of Iowa a failing grade for tobacco prevention and cessation funding, tobacco taxes and access to cessation services. The report recommends $12 million in funding for the […]

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    Trump Calls for Iowa Caucus Redo, Says Cruz Stole Caucuses

    After Donald Trump lost the Republican Iowa caucuses, it’s no surprise we’d hear about it from Trump himself. Trump took to Twitter two days after the caucuses and accused Sen. Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses, calling for a redo or for the results to be nullified. “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified,” Donald Trump tweeted. Based on the fraud committed by […]

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    Two More Presidential Candidates Drop Out

    Two more Republican presidential candidates ended their runs for the White House. 2012 Iowa Caucus winner Rick Santorum suspended his campaign Wednesday. He was hoping for a repeat performance from four years ago here, but he only received about 1 percent of the vote Monday. Rand Paul also dropped out Wednesday. Paul made the surprise announcement that he was ending his campaign before the New Hampshire primary. Paul finished in fifth place in the caucuses on Monday. Neither of the […]


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