KXEL News

Chet Culver Endorses Biden for Democratic Presidential Nomination

Ten days before the Iowa caucuses, former VP Joe Biden has received a major Iowa endorsement. Former Iowa Governor Chet Culver is backing the Delaware Democrat for President. Culver served one term as Governor from 2007 to 2011 and before that was Secretary of State, from 1999 to 2007. In a statement released by the…

Marion Mayor Gives State of the City Speech, Highlights Growth & Challenges

Marion Mayor Gives State of the City Speech, Highlights Growth & Challenges

Marion’s Mayor says his city over the last decade has been “transformative.”     Mayor Nick AbouAssaly delivered his state of the city address yesterday(Thur), he touted the success of the commercial development in Marion’s Uptown District, and he says the city’s population has grown 18% in the last decade, and that pushed the city to make…

Iowa Lawmakers Consider Overriding Local “Ban the Box” Ordinances

Iowa Lawmakers Consider Overriding Local “Ban the Box” Ordinances

Leaders of committees in the Iowa House and Senate are looking at bills to bar cities, counties and other local governments from adopting “ban the box” ordinances that prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their criminal history.  Senate Study Bill 3034 would make such laws unenforceable once the legislation was approved and signed by…

Uni Panthers

MBB: Panthers Drop Out of First

MBB: Panthers Drop Out of First

A big comeback by UNI fell short and Southern Illinois held on to edge the Panther men 68-66 in Carbondale Wednesday. UNI trailed by 16 in the middle of the second half. They were back within one during the closing seconds but could never tie it up. A last attempt by A.J. Green from the…

MBB: Green for Three (MVC Awards)

MBB: Green for Three (MVC Awards)

Two big performances by A.J. Green, two UNI Panther wins, and a third Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week award. The latest honor for Green was announced on Monday by the MVC. The sophomore scored 29 against Valparaiso last Wednesday and 25 versus Bradley Saturday. With wins in both of those games, the Panthers…

WBB: Panthers Outclass Visiting Sycamores

WBB: Panthers Outclass Visiting Sycamores

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team held the visiting Indiana State Sycamores to six first quarter points and seven during the second period, on the way to a convincing 73-43 victory. Cynthia Wolf led the balanced UNI offense with 14 points.  The sophomore added 13 rebounds for a double-double. Rose Simon-Ressler had 13 points in…

MBB: Road Win for the Sweep

MBB: Road Win for the Sweep

Two weeks after a home victory over the Bradley Braves, the UNI Panther men’s basketball team earned a repeat outcome on the road in Peoria Saturday, 86-71. Sophomore guard A.J. Green was on the court for all but two minutes and led the effort with 25 points.  He has now recorded 20 or more points…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Monday, January 27, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Monday, January 27, 2020

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Monday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The College Hill neighborhood will look to the future on January 29th. Kathryn Sogard of the College Hill Partnership and Amanda Huisman of the City of Cedar Falls preview an “Imagine College Hill” workshop which will be held on the UNI campus…

KXEL Morning News for Friday, January 24, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Friday, January 24, 2020

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Friday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The Archdiocese of Dubuque hosts its annual women’s conference in Cedar Rapids this weekend. Author and speaker Katie Prejean McGrady previews her message to the gathering. 6:35–A homeless man in New York has a novel defense after being charged for allegedly attacking…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, January 23, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Thursday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–After hundreds of people packed the dome for the Pack the Dome volunteer event on Monday, Lauren Finke, Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley, talks about channeling all of that volunteer enthusiasm. 6:35–Go in depth on the latest…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, January 22, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Wednesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Legislation which would prevent inhumane treatment of pets and companion animals could be taken up by the Iowa Senate at any time. Haley Anderson of the Iowa Pet Alliance talks about the Community and Pet Protection Act. 6:35–Internal emails saying the Boeing…