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Iowa Senate votes to lift cap on enrollment in online academies
The Iowa Senate has voted to expand online learning options for Iowa students. If the bill wins House approval, too, there would be no longer be a limit on the number of Iowa students who may take classes online rather than attend a traditional school in their neighborhood. Senator Amy Sinclair, a Republican from Allerton, […]Full Post...
Branstad celebrates 1991 law that made homeschooling legal in Iowa
Tuesday was “Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day” and long-time Governor Terry Branstad used the occasion to reminisce about his history with the movement. “I had the honor of signing the bill that made homeschooling without a teaching certificate legal in Iowa,” Branstad said. That happened back in 1991. “I didn’t want to see conscientious families face […]Full Post...
Iowa Senate sends fireworks bill to House
You may soon be able to buy bottle rockets, Roman candles and smoke balls at fireworks stands within the state’s borders. The Iowa Senate has voted to make it legal for Iowans to buy and ignite consumer fireworks in celebration of a few major holidays. “The bill before us will modernize our state law to not only […]Full Post...
Two bald eagles shot to death in Webster County
Two more bald eagles have been found shot to death in Iowa. This time, both cases are in Webster County. Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Bill Spece says the first bald eagle was found two weeks ago in the Boone Fork Wildlife Area. The second bald eagle was found this past Saturday near […]Full Post...
Victim in fatal Des Moines fire identified
Investigators have released the name of a man who died in a Des Moines fire earlier this month. Firefighters found the body of a man March 15th after putting out a fire in a garage attached to a home . The Des Moines Fire Department says that man is 52-year-old Charles Flanders. The fire department […]Full Post...
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