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    Iowa State University Validating Widely Held Beliefs on Exercise Programs

    Iowa State University is validating what most people already know: It’s easier to stick to an exercise program when you enjoy it. “I don`t know how I feel about them doing the study or not,” said Matt Boeke, an ISU freshman. “To me, it seems obvious, but sometimes obvious things are disproven also.” “It seems to make intuitive sense,” said Connie Hargrave, Associate Professor of InstrucSchool of Education at ISU. “It makes sense but the nice thing is that the […]

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    ISU Audit of Valley High School Shows Significant Divide Between White Students and Minorities

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — After a racially motivated fight in 2015, Valley High School commissioned Iowa State University to study racial issues in their halls. The results are in. “Institutionalized and individual racism exist at Valley.” Those are words taken from the ISU audit of Valley High School. The numbers alone show a stark divide between white students and minorities. According to the study, African-American students are five times more likely to be suspended than their white peers, eight […]

  • ASTON, PA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Ivanka Trump looks on as her her father, Republican presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump, speaks during a campaign event at the Aston Township Community Center on September 13, 2016 in Aston, Pennsylvania.  Recent national polls show the presidential race is tightening with two months until the election. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

    Ivanka Trump Cuts Off Cosmo Interview After Tough Questioning

    Ivanka Trump cut short an interview with Cosmopolitan published Wednesday after being asked about some of Donald Trump’s past comments about childcare and maternity leave. Trump criticized the interviewer for having “a lot of negativity” in her questions. Trump had hoped to highlight the Republican presidential nominee’s new childcare policy, which she helped craft and introduce this week. But the candidate’s daughter bristled when interviewer Prachi Gupta asked, “In 2004, Donald Trump said that pregnancy is an inconvenient thing for […]

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    Hawkeyes Hoping to Keep Efficient Offense Rolling Against North Dakota State

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Hawkeye offense has proven to be in mid-season form as the team has jumped out to a 2-0 start to the year. Iowa is averaging 43.5 points per game and was dominant in wins over Miami (OH) and Iowa State the last two weeks. The offense hasn’t committed a turnover and has recorded points on every trip to the red zone this season. The efficiency is off the charts, and the Hawkeyes hope to continue […]

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    Poll: Clinton and Trump Neck-and-neck Nationally

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running neck-and-neck in a four-way matchup including third-party candidates, according to a national poll released Wednesday. In the Quinnipiac University poll, Clinton is at 41%, Trump at 39%, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson at 13% and Green Party nominee Jill Stein was at 4% with likely voters. In a two-way matchup, Clinton is leading Trump with likely voters nationwide 48% to 43%. The gap has narrowed between the two candidates in a […]

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    Iowa Supreme Court Hearing Lawsuit on Iowa’s Closed Mental Health Facilities

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments Wednesday on whether Gov. Terry Branstad had the authority to veto funding for two mental health facilities. Two of the state’s four mental health facilities, the Mount Pleasant and Clarinda locations, were forced to close in 2015 as a result. Not long after, a group of 20 Democratic lawmakers took Branstad to court over the veto. They said it was unconstitutional, and claim state law requires four institutions […]

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    Why Wait for November? Campaigns Look to Lock in Support Before Election Day

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign will be in barber shops and beauty salons, at rec centers on college campuses and outside African-American churches running “souls to the polls” programs. Donald Trump’s backers will be collecting names and contact information from thousands of supporters at his massive rallies, as party foot soldiers plan massive door-knocking operations. November 8 is just under two months away, but in states like Iowa, Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, Election Day is much, much closer. Early voting — […]

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    “It Could have been Avoided,” Series of Events Leaves Mother of Two in Critical Condition

    DES MOINES, Iowa -For two weeks Amber Martinez has lied in the Methodist Hospital critical care unit in a coma. “She has broken bones in every limb, five surgeries in all so far. All those surgeries took place within a ten day period,” says Marcy Ashley, Martinez sister. Martinez is where she is now after the result of a series of decisions dating back last June. On August 22, Martinez was going about her daily routine. She was on her […]

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    Mure Family Speaking Out Against Bond Allegations

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The family of Troy Mure Jr. says allegations of their son leaving town after bonding out of jail are false. Despite Mure’s sister posting on Facebook that he had left town, the family says it was done to keep him safe. “It was posted because somebody shot up my house on Sunday and we thought that would make everything go away if we said Troy was gone. Everyone took everything out proportion that Troy left. He`s here […]

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    Summer Violence Continues, Des Moines Police Keep SET Active

    The end of summer is being ushered out by a string of gun violence. 55 year-old Barbara Perry killed by a stray bullet on Friday, two men killed after a concert at the Seven Flags Event Center on Sunday, and Wednesday night a man named Jacob Simmons was shot in the chest near the corner of 30th Street and Boston Avenue. Police say Simmons has non-life-threatening injuries, and has not been cooperative with their investigation. “It’s Kinda frightening, it’s startling, I […]

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    Polk City Man Killed in House Fire Remembered Fondly by Iowa Donor Network

    ALTOONA, Iowa – The Iowa Donor Network is fondly remembering one of it’s “greatest employees,” a Polk City man who died in a house fire Tuesday night. “A lot of people referred to him as a mentor, everyone you talked to will tell you he was one of the nicest guys you’d ever met,” said Tony Hakes with the Iowa Donor Network. Mike Nelson spent seven years with the Network, most recently as part of its Tissue Recovery Team. Nelson […]

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    Workout of the Week: P.H.A. Training

    Personal trainer Angie Gallagher is introducing us to a workout we’ve never heard of before. It’s called “peripheral heart action training”. “So you’re doing an upper body move, then a lower body move, back and forth with very little rest in between,” Angie explains. Though it’s new to us, PHA training was first written about as early as the 1940s. “It’s been around for a while but it’s gaining in popularity as people are learning more and more that variety […]