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  • THE INSIDERS: John Kasich, Part 4

    Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich ran once for the presidency, briefly, in 1999. That was his last time in Iowa.  Hear why he says one comment he made about his experience may be “sour grapes,”  and why he is not a big fan of the Iowa Caucuses. For part 5, click here.

  • THE INSIDERS: John Kasich, Part 3

    Ohio Governor John Kasich points to his record on the economy as one of his strengths against Republican presidential candidates. One idea he has is to change the current tax system in Ohio.  He says it will bring taxes down, but critics say it will hurt some people instead.  Hear his response to his critics in this segment of The Insiders.   For part 4, click here.

  • THE INSIDERS: John Kasich, Part 2

    From Charleston to Ferguson to Cleveland, racially explosive stories have dominated our attention in the last few months.  Ohio Governor John Kasich said, no doubt, racial tensions are apparent and obvious.  Hear what he thinks could help cool these tensions. For part 3, click here.

  • THE INSIDERS: June 28th Edition – John Kasich

    Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich joins Channel 13’s Dave Price in this week’s edition of The Insiders. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that taxpayer financed subsidies are OK to help people under the Affordable Care Act.  Governor Kasich, a likely presidential candidate,  angered some conservatives when he expanded Medicaid in Ohio.  Other governors running for president like Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry declined to expand Medicaid in their states. Governor Terry Branstad did not rip Kasich for his […]

  • Local Organization Pushing For Lawmakers to Allow Legal Cannabis Growing

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A local organization is pushing for lawmakers to allow farmers to grow the cannabis plant legally. The Iowa Hemp Association formed this year and is traveling Iowa on what it calls a statewide educational campaign. “We are the only country in the industrialized world that doesn’t grow the product, said Co-Founder Boris Scharansky. “All of that raw material is coming from Canada, Europe and China. Why can’t we be growing it here in Iowa alongside our […]

  • Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Makes Two Stops in Winterset

    WINTERSET, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made his second return trip to Iowa after announcing his campaign. On Saturday, he made two stops in the town of Winterset. He stopped by John Wayne’s birthplace and museum, where he mingled and shook hands with supporters. Trump also later spoke at the Madison County GOP Dinner at Winterset High School. Trump says he would rather have states decide whether same sex couples can marry, rather than the U.S. Supreme Court. […]

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    Rescue Crews Pull Woman to Safety from Des Moines River

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A woman was pulled to safety from the Des Moines River by rescue crews on Sunday. Des Moines police say the woman went missing near Southeast 6th Street Sunday afternoon. The woman was eventually rescued just after 2:30 p.m, according to the Des Moines Register. She was found near Harriet Boat Ramp just east of Southeast 14th Street. It is still unknown why the woman was in the river.

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    Two People Injured after Semi Crashes into Ditch, Catches Fire

    ANKENY, Iowa – Two people were injured after a crash involving a semi occurred early Sunday morning. The crash happened around 6 a.m. just west of the east mixmaster and I-80/I-35 interchange near mile marker 137.4. A semi was hauling batteries and headed westbound on I-80 when it hit the left barrier. The truck then crossed three lanes before going into a ditch and catching fire. The driver of the semi and a woman who was a passenger were able […]

  • Authorities Searching for Two Males Involved in Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police are looking for two males involved in a shooting that occurred overnight. The shooting happened around 3 a.m. Sunday in the 5700 block of Jordan Drive. A man who lived nearby the residence told police he was sleeping in his upstairs bedroom when he heard 5-6 gun shots. He then observed two males outside in the street as one of the men shot once toward the direction of a house. As the two males […]

  • Crews Out in Full Force for Operation Dry Water

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Law enforcement will be out in full force on the water this weekend now that boating season is underway. The campaign, called Operation Dry Water, will be looking for boaters operating intoxicated or on drugs. It’s aimed at drawing attention to the dangers of boating while under the influence. Officers say it’s important to be safe on the waterways not only for yourself, but for the safety of others. “Everybody out there needs to be safe,” […]

  • Des Moines Arts Festival Features New Faces

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Des Moines Arts Festival has many new faces this year. 60 percent of the artists are newcomers at this year’s event. Machine Artist Carl Zachmann of Minnesota is among them. “You guys have a great arts culture and you have loads of public art,” Zachmann said. “You can really feel the community embraces the arts locally. You guys have a great festival on top of the work that is here permanently. This is one of the […]

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    Walnut Woods State Park Reservations Cancelled Due to Flooding

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The rain washed away months of planning for many at Walnut Woods State Park. The park turned away a steady stream of drivers as they pulled up to a sign saying the roads were closed by the soccer fields. About 100 campers had to be notified that their reservations were cancelled. “You can reserve camp sites up to 90 days in advance,” said Park Manager Tim Gedler. “And so we have folks that have been planning […]

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