State News with Radio Iowa

The northeast Iowa town of Manchester will have a new mayor next year for the first time since 1974. Mayor Milt Kramer, thought to be Iowa’s longest-serving mayor, has announced he will not run for re-election this fall. “I will be turning 85 in February and I’m realistic to realize that hey, this thing can’t […]
Governor Kim Reynolds says undocumented immigrants and illegal drugs are “infiltrating” Iowa and she may send state troopers to Texas to provide border security in the future. “As the federal government effectively ignores its constitutional duty to secure our border, states must act and Iowa has,” she said earlier today. The state will spend about […]
The Board of Regents has approved a proposal to name the football field at Kinnick Stadium in honor of Hawkeye football great Duke Slater. U-I vice president, Rod Lehnertz, presented the proposal to the facilities committee. “Duke is recognized as one of the greatest players in Iowa football history — and was a pioneer — […]
Governor Kim Reynolds says it is “counterproductive” for the Centers for Disease Control to issue new guidelines recommending people wear face masks indoors to prevent the spread of the new, easier to transmit strain of Covid-19. “It’s frustrating. It’s confusing. They’re sending mixed messages constantly,” Reynolds said late this morning. “They’re telling Americans and Iowans […]
The Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, is hosting its first statewide conversation today  about the environment and Latinos’ place in it. Newly-appointed Climate and Environmental Justice State Director Cristina Muñoz De La Torre says the topic will be how to balance protecting the environment while also protecting the people who work […]
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