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Agricultural Economy; Cuba Issues; and, Regulations- Monday

Agricultural Economy Joel Aschbrenner reported on the front page of the Business Section in Friday’s Des Moines Register that, “Iowa farmland prices fell 8.9 percent in the past year, the largest annual decline in 28 years, according to a report released Thursday by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University. “But the average price […]

Iowa Reassigns Legal Writing Prof to Library Pending Retrial of Discrimination Claim Based on Her Conservative Views

Following up on my previous posts (links below): Des Moines Register, Second Woman Makes Retaliation Claim Against University of Iowa: The University of Iowa has reassigned another female employee involved in a pending legal matter against the school — an action called retaliatory and illegal in a new court document....

Deere to Sell Crop Insurance Business to FMH

Deere & Company has announced an agreement to sell its crop insurance business, subject to regulatory approval, to Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company (FMH) of West Des Moines, Iowa. The action is a result of Deere’s previously announced review of strategic options for the crop insurance business. Show More Summary

Nexstar Spends Millions on WOI Makeover

Nexstar owned Des Moines ABC affiliate WOI just got a million dollar makeover. The station says starting January 5, viewers can expect to see new branding, a full high-definition broadcast airing from a new state-of-the-art facilityShow More Summary

Will Jeb Bush run in 2016?

Will Jeb Bush (c) announce plans to run in the 2016 presidential election? Even those closest to him are unsure. Photos by Getty Images This report was co-written by Thomas Beaumont of the Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Jeb Bush’s...Show More Summary

Why The Iowa Digital Driver’s License Seems So Cool—And Scary

Smartphones have gone from communications tools to our front door keys, light switches, remote controls, credit cards—and now driver’s licenses, at least in Iowa. According to the Des Moines Register, Iowa's Department of Transportation will offer digital driver’s licenses via a free mobile app that will launch next year. Show More Summary

Iowa DOT Introducing Driver’s License App In 2015

Live and drive in Iowa? The state’s DOT will soon have an app that will act as your license. The Des Moines Register reports the app will be free of charge to all Iowa drivers when it arrives sometime next year, and is as official as...Show More Summary

Watch Your Back — This SpaghettiOs-Topped Meatball Hero Is Trying to Get You

This beast of a sandwich is called "They're Coming to Get You Bambino." The one-day only special from Zombie Burger in Des Moines, Iowa, is made with mini-meatballs, garlic bread, provolone cheese, and "housemade" SpaghettiOs.

Iowa Drivers Will Soon Be Using Their Phones as IDs

Iowans will be able to show off a mobile app installed on their smartphones that acts as their official license sometime in 2015, according to The Des Moines Register. The post Iowa Drivers Will Soon Be Using Their Phones as IDs appeared first on WIRED.

Elias Johnson Named Co-Anchor at WOI’s ‘Good Morning Iowa’

WOI, the ABC affiliate in Des Moines, has announced the addition of Elias Johnson to its morning news team. Johnson will join Sabrina Ahmed and Sam Schreier on “Good Morning Iowa” weekdays from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m. Johnson was previously the solo anchor at NBC affiliate KRNV in Reno. Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Rural Americas

By Traci Bruckner on December 9, 2014 - 4:40pm An opinion editorial in the Des Moines Register on Sunday, Dec 7, 2014, calls for President Obama to fulfill the pledge he made to Iowan’s when campaigning for their votes in 2007. He promised...Show More Summary

Meteorologist Jason Sydejko Joins KCCI

KCCI, the CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa, has announced the addition of meteorologist Jason Sydejko to its news team. Sydejko, who was previously chief meteorologist at Duluth, MN, FOX affiliate KQDS, will deliver the weekend evening...Show More Summary

Iowa to offer an official driver’s license app in 2015

The Iowa Department of Transportation is working on a free app which will allow Iowans to use their smartphone instead of a plastic driver's license, the Des Moines Register reported.

Fares for Food Day Will Benefit Des Moines Area Religious Council

For one day during this giving season, all cash collected on DART buses will be donated to the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry Network.

Sarah Palin Heading Back to Iowa for Inaugural Freedom Summit

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will return to Iowa in January for the Iowa Freedom Summit. According to The Des Moines Register, the inaugural event in Des Moines on January 24 "is being held by Citizens United and Congressman Steve...Show More Summary

Palin To Iowa

Sarah Palin is going where the candidates go. Palin will take part in the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24. The inaugural event is being held by Citizens United and Congressman Steve King. The summit will serve as a place to discuss conservative ideas, as people get ready for the upcoming Iowa [...]

Man Accused Of Breaking Wife’s Face With McChicken Sandwich

Des Moines, IA — Marvin Tramaine Hill ll, 21, was jailed Tuesday, accused of repeatedly assaulting his pregnant wife with a McChicken sandwich, ultimately breaking her nose. According to police, the Mrs. woke Hill at about 1:00 that afternoon, McChicken in hand. Show More Summary

Iowa man assaulted wife with McChicken sandwich: cops

Marvin Tramaine Hill II allegedly threw the McDonald's bun at his wife twice at their Des Moines home at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

McFelony: Iowa Man Arrested After Allegedly Using McChicken As A Weapon In Domestic Assault

3 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have seen a trend in criminal charges where police are defining virtually any object as a weapon to elevate the potential penalties in a given case. The charges in Des Moines against Marvin Tramaine Hill II, 21, appear such a case. He is charged with attacking his pregnant wife with a weapon. The weapon? […]

Bad Man Employs A Damn McChicken Sandwich As A Tool Of Spousal Abuse

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

A Des Moines man is in jail today, after he assaulted his pregnant wife with a goddamn McChicken sandwich. And not by feeding it to her! By throwing it at her and smashing it into her face. That's way worse! Read more...

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