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Grassley to Chair U-S Senate Committee on Finance Next Year

Iowa U-S Senator Chuck Grassley has chosen to serve as chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance during the 116th Congress when committees are formed in January. He has previously served as chairman of the committee from January-June 2001 and from January 2003-January 2007. Grassley said while a part of the Finance Committee he wants…read more »

Names Revealed of Fatal Johnson Co. Accident Victims

The Iowa State Patrol has released the names of the two people killed, and the one injured, in a traffic accident in Johnson County last(Thur) night. 30-year old Tori Smith of Mediapolis and 50-year old Kirk Flom of Solon were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, on Highway-1 just south of 210th…read more »

USPS Suspends Post Office in Dolliver due to Disrepair

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has decided to emergency suspend the Post Office in Dolliver, east of Spirit Lake, starting November 19. USPS says the decision came after safety concerns caused by disrepair. They say the facility in Dolliver is leased and the landlord hasn’t complied in addressing concerns USPS has with the building.…read more »

Iowa’s Official Government Jobless Rate Lowest in 18 Years

Iowa’s official, government-formula unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 2.4 percent in October, the lowest in the state in more than 18 years. Iowa Workforce Development released the figures this(Fri) morning, showing the jobless rate had fallen from 2.5 percent in September. Iowa’s unemployment rate was the nation’s second lowest, behind only Hawaii’s 2.3 percent…read more »

Washington(IA) Man with “Kill Ed,” to-do List Ruled Incompetent for Trial

WASHINGTON, Iowa (AP) – A man accused of stabbing to death his roommate in Washington(IA) has been ruled incompetent for trial. Washington County District Court records say 64-year-old Clarence Pedersen is charged with first-degree murder. The judge issued the ruling after Pedersen underwent psychiatric examination in October. The judge ordered Pedersen sent to the Iowa…read more »

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