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(Radio Iowa) – High levels of nitrogen and phosphorus reached many of Iowa’s lakes this spring after heavy rains caused significant runoff from farmland. Those chemicals, in combination with the recent ...

(Radio Iowa) – U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the ag industry will suffer if congress fails to enact some sort of immigration reforms. “If you know what I know about the impact of the immigrant workforce ...

(Radio Iowa) – Summertime is one of the hardest times of the year for food banks as donations drop off dramatically. Brian Barks, spokesman for the Food Bank for the Heartland, says they’re launching a new ...

(Radio Iowa)  - A Minnesota Congressman who is playing a key role in enacting a new Farm Bill was in Iowa City over the weekend for a forum on the issue. Collin Peterson met with farmers and advocates for providing ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Department of Education has come up with new proposed rules for when schools can start classes in the fall. Current law says schools can start no earlier than the week in which ...

  (Radio Iowa) – A public memorial service is being planned to honor Sioux City native and war hero Bud Day who died Saturday at his home in Florida at the age of 88. Day was awarded the Medal of Honor for ...

Ahead of Obama’s Visit, Amazon Announces 7,000 New Jobs

On Tuesday President Obama will visit Amazon.com’s warehouse in Chattanooga, Tenn., to talk about job growth, but Amazon already has something to say. The online shopping giant announced this morning that ...

Pittsburgh Husband Charged in Cyanide-Poisoning Death to Appear in Court Today

A University of Pittsburgh researcher accused of fatally poisoning his neurologist wife with cyanide will appear in a West Virginia court later today. An extradition hearing will be held for Dr. Robert Ferrante, 64, ...

Pope Shifts Church’s Tone on Gay People

Pope Francis departed from his predecessors’ remarks on gay people, telling reporters today that he was not in a position to judge people based on their sexuality. “If someone is gay and he searches for ...

FBI Rescues 105 Kids From Forced Prostitution

A nationwide effort over the weekend, led by the FBI, has rescued more than 100 children–some as young as 13–from forced prostitution, according to the FBI. “It would be easy enough to look through ...