Category Archives: KXEL News

KXEL Midday News for Mon. Oct. 26, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Mon. Oct. 26, 2020

You’ve heard from the candidates for Black Hawk County Sheriff on KXEL in the past few days…Republican challenger and current member of the county board of supervisors Dan Trelka told KXEL’s Tim Harwood he got into the race because some members of the current sheriff’s department staff asked him to do so. You can hear…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Mon. Oct. 26, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Mon. Oct. 26, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden says if he’s elected president next week, he will consider launching a commission to examine the Supreme Court. U.S. Senator and President Pro Tempore Charles Grassley says that idea is simply an attempt to appease members of the far left and open the door to possibly packing the Supreme Court.…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Fri. Oct. 23, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Fri. Oct. 23, 2020

IOWA GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS RECENTLY SIZED UP THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON THE STATE’S BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM. REYNOLDS SAYS IOWA’S APPROACH TO THE PANDEMIC PUT TRUST IN PEOPLE AND COMPANIES TO MAKE RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS.  REYNOLDS’ THOUGHTS ON BUSINESS AND COVID-19 WILL BE THE FOCUS OF HER WEEKEND APPEARANCE ON THE IOWA BUSINESS REPORT, WHICH AIRS TOMORROW…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Fri. Oct. 23, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Fri. Oct. 23, 2020

Apprenticeship expansion grants were awarded this week to five Cedar Valley organizations from a state coronavirus relief fund. Grants include $250,000 for Hawkeye Community College and $200,000 for UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo. In Cedar Falls, grant recipients included Western Home Services and Martin Health Center, each receiving $243,000; and Rosemont Companies, with more than…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Oct. 22, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Oct. 22, 2020

INCREASING NUMBERS OF COVID-19 CASES AND DEATHS ARE SLOWLY BUT STEADILY PUTTING RENEWED PRESSURE ON IOWA HOSPITALS. CONDITIONS ARE DIFFERENT THAN THEY WERE IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER. DR. TONY MYERS IS VICE PRESIDENT OF MEDICAL AFFAIRS AT MERCY CEDAR RAPIDS, AND HE SHARED THIS OBSERVATION WITH OUR COVERAGE PARTNERS AT TV-9. AS OF WEDNESDAY,…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Oct. 22, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Oct. 22, 2020

A new Monmouth Poll released yesterday shows a shift in the presidential race in Iowa…Joe Biden leads Donald Trump 50-47 percent when high turnout likely voters are surveyed…that’s a change from a Trump lead in similar polls earlier this summer. The president still holds a lead over Biden 48-47 percent when registered voters are considered. …Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Wed. Oct. 21, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Wed. Oct. 21, 2020

THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE SEES COVID-19 EXPANDING IN IOWA. THE GROUP’S LATEST REPORT COVERS THE WEEK ENDING LAST FRIDAY, AND INDICATED THAT THE RATE OF POSITIVE TESTS WAS UP COMPARED WITH THE WEEK BEFORE. THE NUMBERS ALSO SHOW NEARLY 20 PERCENT MORE ACTIVE CASES IN THE ONE-WEEK TIMESPAN. POLK, WOODBURY, AND DUBUQUE COUNTIES…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Oct. 21, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Oct. 21, 2020

Iowa’s unemployment rate for September dropped to 4.7%, continuing a five-month trend of hiring after the state’s economy was hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Iowa Workforce Development reported yesterday that the unemployment rate was down from 6% in August. The rate has declined every month since April, when unemployment peaked in Iowa. There were an…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Tue. Oct. 20, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Tue. Oct. 20, 2020

CARY DARRAH IS THE NEW CHAIR OF THE IOWA CHAMBER ALLIANCE. DARRAH IS PRESIDENT AND CEO OF GROW CEDAR VALLEY, A BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT NON-PROFIT WORKING IN BLACK HAWK COUNTY AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. THE IOWA CHAMBER ALLIANCE IS A LOBBYING GROUP WHICH REPRESENTS 17 LARGE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE FROM AROUND THE STATE AND PROMOTES DEVELOPMENT-FRIENDLY POLICIES…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Oct. 20, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Oct. 20, 2020

Iowa’s auditor is warning that the governor’s decision to spend $21 million in federal pandemic relief funds on a new executive branch software system would not be allowed and should be abandoned. State Auditor Rob Sand said using the federal money to pay for Workday, a cloud-based program for the executive branch’s human resources and…Read more »