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Saturday News, April 16


A G-O-P caucus

The Republican National Committee has unanimously voted to have the Iowa Republican party’s caucuses be the first voting event in the next presidential election.


Governor Kim Reynolds joined Iowa G-O-P chairman Jeff Kaufmann to discuss the decision national party leaders made Thursday.
Kaufmann chaired a panel that recommended Iowa, followed by New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina retain their positions at the front of the G-O-P’s presidential selection process.


The Democratic National Committee launched a plan to have five states with racially diverse populations that may be toss up states in the 2024 presidential election go first.
Kaufmann says Iowa Democrats have a chance to make the case that their party’s caucuses should remain in the lead-off position,

Governor Reynolds says the Iowa caucus campaign isn’t about big party donors or influencers on the east or west coast.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a potential 2024 candidate, was in Council Bluffs earlier this week.


Finkenauer ok

The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed a district court ruling — and U.S. Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer’s name will be listed on the June primary ballot.
Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson reports.


Election officials must mail absentee ballots to overseas voters by April 23rd.


Gibson apt shot

Sioux City police are looking for a suspect after one person was shot at an apartment in Morningside Rriday morning.
The 9-1-1 call came in just after 9:15 that a female had been shot in the leg at an apartment located at 2201 Gibson street.
The victim was taken to the hospital with what was described as a non-life threatening injury.
The investigation of the incident is continuing.

Shots fired

Sioux City police are investigating a shots fired call in the 3100 block of Stone Park Boulevard Thursday night at 7:24 p.m.
Authorities say individuals in two vehicles, one silver colored, the other a black vehicle were shooting at each other.
Shell casings were found at the site.
If you have any information about this crime, please call the Crimestoppers hotline at 258-tips.

Truck rollover

The high winds we endured Thursday caused a truck and trailer to completely rollover in Sioux County west of Hospers.
The Sioux County sheriff says a high gust of wind Thursday lifted a 2020 Ford pickup pulling a livestock trailer on Hickory Avenue, causing the trailer and vehicle to roll onto Kingbird Avenue.
The driver, 70-year-old Robert De Haan of Orange City, suffered minor injuries and declined further medical treatment after medical attention provided by Hospers EMT’s.
The truck and trailer sustained an estimated $55,000 in damage.

Ia job rate

Iowa Workforce Development says the labor force increased in March and the unemployment rate went down.
Radio Iowa’s Dar Danielson reports.


Bad bars

The Iowa Legislature has sent the governor a bill that gives local officials a shot at getting a temporary court order to immediately shut down bars that are the site of frequent fights and gunfire.
The bill would let city and county attorneys sue a bar for creating a public safety nuisance and get a temporary injunction that would close the bar until after the conclusion of a trial.
If the governor approves the bill, cities and counties could seek to a temporary court order to shut down bars where there’s been an assault, illegal use of guns or at least three riots over the course of a year.

Tax deadline

Monday is the deadline to file your 2021 federal tax returns to avoid penalties and interest.
I-R-S spokesman, Christopher Miller, says electronic filing remains the best option, because of some of the backlogs due to the pandemic.
Miller says e-filing returns are more accurate, and you can generally expect to get a refund in less than 21 days if you choose direct deposit.
The federal tax filing deadline, but the deadline was moved back to Monday the 18th due to a holiday in the District of Columbia.