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KXEL Midday News for Fri. Sep. 18, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Fri. Sep. 18, 2020

THERE ARE HEADWINDS, BUT THERE IS ALSO OPTIMISM. THE IOWA ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY HAS RELEASED A QUARTERLY SURVEY OF MANUFACTURERS LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FINAL MONTHS OF 2020. MIKE RALSTON IS IOWA ABI’S PRESIDENT. RALSTON DID INDICATE THAT THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 AND SOCIAL UNREST ARE SHOWING SIGNS OF AFFECTING EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING AND…

KXEL Morning News for Fri. Sep. 18, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Fri. Sep. 18, 2020

A new monthly survey of bankers shows the economy making some improvement in rural parts of Iowa and 9 other Plains and Western states. The Rural Mainstreet Survey’s overall index was 46.9 in September, up from 44.7 in August and markedly improved since March, when the index bottomed out at 35.5 as the coronavirus pandemic…

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Sep. 17, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Sep. 17, 2020

THOUSANDS OF EASTERN IOWA COLLINS AEROSPACE WORKERS ARE WONDERING ABOUT THEIR FUTURES WITH THE COMPANY. COLLINS’ PARENT, RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES, PLANS TO ELIMINATE MORE THAN 15,000 JOBS THIS YEAR ACROSS ITS VARIOUS DIVISIONS. THE CUTS ARE NEARLY DOUBLE WHAT RAYTHEON DISCLOSED IN JULY, DUE TO A DOWNTURN IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. SIX…

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Sep. 17, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Sep. 17, 2020

The Iowa State Patrol says one person died and five juveniles suffered minor injuries when a van hit a school bus. The collision happened just after 7:30 yesterday morning on a county road in Benton County. The patrol says a person driving a van veered onto the road’s shoulder then over corrected and hit the…

Uni Panthers

Valley Cancels All Fall Sports

Valley Cancels All Fall Sports

From the UNI Athletics Department: The Missouri Valley Conference Presidents Council has announced that the league’s schools will not conduct conference competition this fall in any sport. Based on continuing uncertainty around the ability to play full-season league schedules safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the lack of a fall NCAA championship opportunity,…

Panthers Football Season Moved to Spring

Panthers Football Season Moved to Spring

Courtesy UNI Athletics: The Missouri Valley Football Conference Presidents Council has announced the league’s schools will not conduct conference competition this fall. In its unwavering commitment to providing meaningful and safe competitive opportunities for the Conference’s student-athletes, the MVFC will play a full eight-game spring league schedule with the expectation to culminate the season with…

Blogs

KXEL Live & Local — Fri. Sep. 18, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Fri. Sep. 18, 2020

On the Friday, September 18, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Amb. Terry Branstad’s biographer, Waterloo-native Mike Chapman, on Branstad’s return to Iowa TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara KXEL’s Tim Harwood with former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) Heather Marquez of ActionCOACH MindLinks about Live 2 Lead Cedar Valley News/Talk 1540 KXEL…

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. Sep. 18, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. Sep. 18, 2020

Numbers and Targeted Voters AARP Iowa commissioned a poll which was not given much attention by media outlets. Some may say it’s because it showed Republicans in the lead in Iowa; I say it was because the news release about it came out one day but it was not clear if it was to be…

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