The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has delayed a decision on an appeal of its denial of a gaming license extension for the Argosy Casino. The panel heard testimony over two days in Altoona. After closing arguments, the commissioners moved to have a judge draft a decision. They said that will likely be made public at its next public hearing in April.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is keeping a close eye on the upstream Snow pack. New numbers show that flooding is a possibility on the Missouri River this season. Right now, officials said it doesn't look like we're in for a repeat of 2011's historic flood, but some are worried about Snow pack levels upstream that show similarities to those of three years ago. However, the corps says that with current reservoir levels, they can handle the Snow pack better than 2011.
The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline has a majority support from the Nebraska Legislature. Twenty-nine of the 49 state senators have sent a letter of support to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging federal approval of the project. Last month, a district court judge invalidated a state law that was used to approve the project, but the state is appealing.
A high school senior from northwest Iowa is on a mission to get people to stop using the 'R' word. Thursday was "Spread the Word to end the Word Day" at Spirit Lake High School. It's a personal cause for Hailey Ebel, whose best friend, Brandon, has autism. She said words can hurt just as much as actions. Some teachers say their ultimate goal is to eliminate the word from their students' vocabulary.
The future looks bright for student enrollment in the Elkhorn Valley School District.
The Elkhorn Valley School District serves Tilden and Meadow Grove in Nebraska. The district graduated just eleven students in 2014, but district officials say the numbers for the future look much brighter.More >>
The Elkhorn Valley School District serves Tilden and Meadow Grove in Nebraska. The district graduated just eleven students in 2014, but district officials say the numbers for the future look much brighter. More >>
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