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    ARL Working With Polk County Health Department to Provide Cooling Places for Pets

    The Animal Rescue League says it’s working with the Polk County Health Department to provide places for people to temporarily bring their pets to cool off. Owners can also dial 211 to find a safe and cool place for their pets. In temperatures like these, ARL encourages owners to bring their outside pets inside and avoid walks during the hottest parts of the day. “We also recommend to touch the concrete with your hand and your bare feet so you […]

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    Vote Wednesday on Dow and DuPont Pioneer Merger

    JOHNSTON, Iowa — A big decision lies ahead Wednesday in the world of agriculture. Dow Chemical and DuPont Pioneer are considering a merger worth $120 billion. Wednesday, stockholders meet to decide on it. If the merger passes, Dow and DuPont Pioneer would split into three separate companies. Johnston’s DuPont Pioneer branch would then become home to the company’s research and development branch.

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    Crops Growing Ahead of Schedule

    Timely rains this week helped out the crops according to the Iowa Crop Progress Report. About 67% of the corn crop is at the silking stage, five days ahead of last year and a week ahead of normal and reports across the state had some corn at the dough stage. Corn conditions improved slightly to 81% good to excellent. Soybeans blooming are at 66% with pods setting on 20% of the Iowa crop. Both stages are four days ahead of […]

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    Local Racquetball Phenom to Represent Team USA at World Championships

    ANKENY, Iowa — Over 200 players representing 27 states participated in the 2016 USA Racquetball Junior Olympic Championships in Minneapolis June 22-26, each vying for a spot on the USA Junior National Team. Finalists in each age group (18-and-under singles, 16- and 14-) earn a spot on the US Junior National Team while finalists in the 12-and-under and 10- groups earn a spot on the US Junior National Esprit Team. Iowa sent 21 junior players to participate in the event. […]

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    Ernst Takes Center Stage at Republican National Convention

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Iowa senator Joni Ernst represented the state Monday night with a pointed speech at the Republican National Convention. “As I travel across Iowa and around our great country, I hear from folks who are worried America is no longer leading, but rather following from behind,” said Ernst. Ernst was the last in a line of speakers in Cleveland for day one of the convention — with the headliner being Donald Trump’s wife Melania. Ernst had been scheduled […]

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    Police Officer Shot and Killed in Kansas City, Kansas

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas — A police officer in Kansas City, Kansas, who was shot Tuesday while chasing suspects allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting, has died, police Chief Terry Zeigler said. The officer was identified as Capt. Robert Melton. Zeigler told reporters the officer was looking for four people in a car around 2 p.m. when the vehicle was spotted and a chase began. The chase ended about 2 miles from where the suspects were initially reported to a 911 […]

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    State Softball Games Postponed Tuesday

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Public Works Crews had their hands full today. In addition to Dean Avenue, officials say they had to close a stretch of MLK and Fleur. Grounds crews in Fort Dodge will also have their hands Tuesday night. As a result, all of Tuesday’s action at the state softball tournament was rained out. Most of the day’s games will be made up Wednesday as some unused auxiliary fields will be prepped for play. The tournament is still […]

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Severe Storms Cause Flash Flooding in Central Iowa

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    Senators Look At Food Security In Farm Bill

    Iowa Senator Joni Ernst toured the Food Bank of Iowa in July to learn about hunger here and how they deal with the estimated one of eight Iowans that are food insecure. The Food Bank of Iowa is a private non-profit, but councils Iowans toward government assistance programs if they need it. And they help meet food needs of half the state with 375 partner agencies. Ernst is on the Senate Agriculture Committee, which is preparing the negotiations for the […]

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    Matt Campbell Talks Cyclones at Big 12 Football Media Day

    DALLAS — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell continues to prepare for his first year at the helm for the Cyclones. At the official Big 12 Football Media Day in Dallas on Monday, Campbell touched on a number of topics heading into the upcoming season. You can watch Campbell’s full press conference in the video above.

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    Republican National Convention Coverage

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