Des Moines, Iowa — House Speaker Pat Grassley says it is unlikely the 2021 legislature will vote to make it illegal to drive while handling a smart phone. Grassley says some of the questions House Republicans have raised haven’t been answered. Read more
Northwest Iowa — Lyon and Osceola counties are on a list of counties that the Iowa Department of Public Health says have “refused” shipments of COVID vaccine. But at least one county health department says that’s not exactly the situation. Read more
George, Iowa — The skyline of George will soon change. Officials with Cooperative Farmers Elevator, or CFE, tell us their facility in downtown George will change, and a new, large facility is being built south of town. Read more
Sheldon, Iowa — Effective immediately, the Sheldon Community Schools is lifting their mask mandate. Read more
O’Brien County, Iowa — Earlier this month, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law a bill that would make Iowa what firearms enthusiasts call a “Constitutional Carry” state, meaning the Iowans will no longer be forced to get a Permit to Carry Weapons before carrying a loaded firearm, nor a Permit to Purchase before buying a gun. Read more
Statewide Iowa — The president of the Board of Regents says they will continue to try and get vaccinations for everyone at the three state universities but Michael Richards says they won’t require them.