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KXEL Morning News for Thu. Jul. 02, 2020

A total of 15 people, including 2 juveniles, were arrested on the state capitol grounds in Des Moines yesterday afternoon. Our coverage partners at KCCI-TV say this followed a demonstration where protestors demanded the governor sign an executive order allowing felons to vote by Saturday. Several of the demonstrators were arrested and led away in…read more »

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KXEL Midday News for Wed. Jul. 01, 2020

A 27-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS INJURED IN A CEDAR RAPIDS SHOOTING SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. FIRST RESPONDERS CAME TO THE WOMAN’S AID IN THE 14OO BLOCK OF 32ND STREET NORTHEAST. POLICE SAY THE SHOOTING HAPPENED IN THE 2100 BLOCK OF NORTH TOWNE LANE NORTHEAST. THE WOMAN’S INJURIES WERE NOT LIFE-THREATENING. SMALL REFINERY WAVERS HAVE POKED HOLES IN…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Wed. Jul. 01, 2020

A portion of a new law that would impose a 24-hour waiting period on all abortions has been temporarily blocked by a Johnson County judge…just a few hours before it was to go into effect. The law was signed by Governor Kim Reynolds Monday afternoon…the ACLU of Iowa and Planned Parenthood sued last week, before…read more »

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KXEL Midday News for Tue. Jun. 30, 2020

THE SAME DAY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT QUASHED A LOUISIANA ABORTION LAW, IOWA GOV. KIM REYNOLDS SIGNED A BILL REQUIRING WOMEN TO WAIT 24 HOURS TO GET AN ABORTION. THE NEW IOWA LEGISLATION IS SIMILAR TO A MEASURE STRUCK DOWN BY THE IOWA SUPREME COURT TWO YEARS AGO. STATE COURTS HAVE ALREADY HEARD ARGUMENTS AS…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Tue. Jun. 30, 2020

Today is the end of the second quarter of 2020, which means release of the Iowa Business Council’s quarterly survey of members. Joe Murphy is executive director of the group, and while results are not public until later this morning, he did tell me there is reason for optimism in the data despite the effects…read more »

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KXEL Midday News for Mon. Jun. 29, 2020

IOWA SENATOR JONI ERNST WOULD LIKE TO PULL MONEY FROM CITIES WHERE SO-CALLED AUTONOMOUS ZONES HAVE BEEN SET UP BY PROTESTORS. IN A TWITTER POST ABOUT THE BILL YESTERDAY, ERNST SAID ANARCHY CANNOT CONTINUE ON OUR STREETS. THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA FALL SEMESTER SCHEDULE WILL START AND END EARLIER. CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 17TH AND…read more »

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