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  • Iowa students see small change in ACT results
    Results are being released today from the ACT college admissions tests taken by students who’ll graduate high school in the class of 2014. ACT vice president Steve Kappler says Iowa students continued a pattern where they scored better than the national average in every category. “Iowa has continually outpaced the nation, relative to academic achievement,” […]

  • Both sides react to ruling upholding ban on telemed abortions
    A Polk County judge has ruled the Iowa Board of Medicine has the authority to create a rule that bans the procedure where a doctor sees a patient via a video link and gives them medication to induce an abortion. The board voted 8-2 in August of last year to require a physician see the […]

  • O’Brien County fish kill stretches 12 miles
    A fish kill has grown larger since first being spotted on Saturday in northwest Iowa. The Department of Natural Resources reports heavy rain caused a manure discharge from the Summit Dairy in O’Brien County to eventually reach Mill Creek. DNR senior environmental specialist Tom Roos says the fish kill now stretches about 12 miles, from […]

  • Getting vaccinations part of returning to school
    As thousands of Iowa children head back to school, their parents need to make sure those kids have up-to-date immunizations. Jenny Stiles, with the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, says there are certain required vaccinations at different grade levels and if money is an issue, there are options in most of Iowa’s 99 […]

  • Dubuque Catholic Charities concerned influx of Central American children could be a crisis
    The leaders of the Catholic Charities across Dubuque’s Archdiocese are anticipating a crisis in resettling Central American children in Iowa who’ve entered the U.S. illegally. Tracey Morrison directs the agency that covers 30 counties in northeast Iowa. She says they’re preparing for a looming disaster in finding homes and services for those children — and […]

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