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  • Three Metro Suburbs Land in Top 50 Nationwide List

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – It’s good to live in Iowa, according to a new list of the nation’s top 50 suburbs from Business Insider: three of the metro’s suburbs made the list. Waukee comes in at #37, recognized for its cost of living, proximity to Des Moines, and variety of community organizations located in town. “The cost of living is pretty good in Waukee, where the median annual household income is $78,102,” the report said. “This suburb is just a short 20.3-minute […]

  • Bruce Braley Speaks to Grassroots Volunteers in Western Iowa

    FORT DODGE, Iowa – With only seven days left on the campaign trail, Representative Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) wants supporters to turn up the heat. The Democratic candidate for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District says he still thinks there are a lot of Iowans who haven’t made up their mind on one of the nation’s tightest Senate races. “I just need seven more days,” he said. “Seven more days of your lives, knocking on doors, making those calls, getting those early ballots […]

  • Des Moines Volunteers Plant Trees to Revitalize Historic Neighborhood

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Volunteers are adding new life to one of the oldest areas of town in an effort to strengthen the River Bend historic neighborhood. About 40 volunteers planted 55 trees along University Avenue in Des Moines Saturday morning. 10 different types of trees were planted, as power lines, the type of soil, and proximity to a building factored in to what kind of tree could be placed in a certain area. Laura Peters, Director of the 6th […]

  • Staci Appel Urges Women to Vote at Drake University

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Democratic Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Staci Appel (D-Ackworth), brought her campaign through Drake University Friday. The former state senator discussed the importance of women voting, and voting early. “Everything I do, it’s not about partisanship,” she said. “It’s about putting Iowa families first. And what we need to do, is elect more women to our legislatures and to Congress.” Appel was joined by activists from the political group, Emily’s List, which advocates for […]

  • National Radon Action Week: Iowa is Most at Risk

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s odorless, tasteless, and colorless, but it’s the largest cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. And in the third week of October, the Environmental Protection Agency wants everyone to be aware of the risks of having radon in your home. “It’s an invisible gas,” said Radon Program Director for the Iowa Department of Public Health, Rick Welke. “It’s odorless, it doesn’t interact with anything, so if it bumps into something, it doesn’t change. And it’s radioactive, […]

  • Drake Athletics Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb accepts the Robert D. Ray  Pillar of Character Award Thursday morning (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Drake University Athletic Director Gets Character Award

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Character Counts in Iowa announced the recipient of the 2015 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character award Thursday morning, recognizing Drake University Athletics Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb. The Ray Awards are presented by Character Counts in Iowa each year, meant to reflect former Governor Robert D. Ray’s “lifelong commitment to civility and character development.” Individuals are selected who “consistently demonstrate good character as a visible public role model,” and previous recipients include Olympic wrestler and coach, Dan Gable, […]

  • Joni Ernst talks with Des Moines business leaders Thursday morning (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Sen. Lindsey Graham Joins Ernst at Breakfast with Des Moines Business Leaders

    DES MOINES, Iowa — With just 12 days left until voters cast their ballots, and in the midst of a heated Senate race, state senator and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst, made her appeal to local business leaders in Des Moines Thursday morning. The state senator was joined by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham at the Des Moines Botanical Gardens, where Ernst spoke with members of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. She spoke about her military background, and […]

  • Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement are calling for the DNR to "better enforce" the Clean Water Act in Iowa (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Activists Call for DNR to Improve Livestock Farm Evaluations

    DES MOINES, Iowa – New rules passed by state lawmakers went into effect Wednesday concerning how the Iowa Department of Natural Resources monitors large livestock farms having more than 300 animals. These new rules are in line with a work-plan agreement the DNR worked out with the federal Environmental Protection Agency last September, after the agency determined the department was not adequately enforcing the Clean Water Act at large livestock confinements in the state. But environmental activists from the group, […]

  • Children & Families of Iowa is collecting costume donations for kids on Halloween (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Local Group Collecting Costumes for Kids

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Children & Families of Iowa wants to give every kid in Central Iowa a happy Halloween, and they need your help to do it. From now until Halloween, the group is accepting new or gently used costume donations to distribute to kids in its Child Development Center. For the past several weeks, radio station Lazer 103.3 has been running a costume drive, and donated those to the center Wednesday afternoon. “A lot of the kids we […]

  • Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords speaks with women leaders in Des Moines Tuesday (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Gabby Giffords Speaks with Des Moines Women Leaders on ‘Protect All Women’ Tour

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a stop in Des Moines Tuesday for her nationwide “Protect All Women” tour, speaking with local women leaders on gun violence-related issues. “Women can lead the way,” Giffords said. “We stand for common sense, we stand for responsibility. We can change our laws, we can win elections. Please, join your voice with mine.” The congresswoman didn’t have much to say beyond that; most of the hour-long round-table discussion was carried by […]

  • Leshaun Murray's sentencing has been continued for next Thursday (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Sentencing Hearing for Leshaun Murray Continued Again

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The third and final teen accused of carjacking and severely beating a man  was scheduled to be sentenced this morning, but the hearing was continued for a second time. Last year, Leshaun Murray, along with Terrance Cheeks and Kenneth Barry, pulled Mike Wasike from his car and beat him. Wasike suffered permanent brain damage, and is receiving care in an Oklahoma facility.  A court found Cheeks guilty of robbery, and sentenced him to 50 years in […]

  • A volunteer tutors an adult student at the Drake University Adult Literacy Center (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Adult Literacy Center at Drake University Gives People a Second Shot

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Life may have started a long time ago for these students, but they’re only just beginning to learn a crucial skill. “(I) go to the doctor, can’t fill out the forms and stuff,” said Jerry Schillinger, a student at Drake University’s Adult Literacy Center. “Different things…even just going out to eat. I could hardly read the menu, so I always just went to fast food joints.” Schillinger is one of about 80 adults in Polk County […]

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