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Junior League Forum Focuses on a Dialogue of Diversity

A discussion on diversity brought local leaders together Thursday night for an honest look at racism. "History is repeating itself, it just looks very different than the 1960s," said Treyla Lee. "If you see something wrong, then stand up for it," said Mike Brown. Because of social distancing measures, a small group heard insight on what it means to be a person of color, and how to embrace people of different backgrounds. "It's important for parents to nurture where their kids are. If they ask

Oromo Community Continues Peaceful Protesting in the Aftermath of Famous Singer's Killing

A group of more than 100 members of the Oromo community took part in another march to protest the killing of a famous singer. They gathered this morning at a park near the Mary J. Treglia Community house with flags and signs before heading to the Federal Courthouse in downtown Sioux City. They demand for justice for Hachalu Hundessa who got killed and for other Oromo leaders who have been jailed. Another peaceful protest took place on July 1 st . Today, Ethiopia's attorney general says two men

Oromo Community Continues Peaceful Protesting in the Aftermath of Famous Singer's Killing

PM Newscast 7.10.20: IA Number Surge, Testing Update, Catholic Church PPP, Tyson Complaint and More

New positive coronavirus cases in Iowa have jumped by the highest one-day increase since May as state health department data also reflects increasing hospitalizations and patients in intensive care. Known positive cases jumped by 744 during a 24-hour period that ended this morning. There were more than 33,800 positive cases this afternoon. There were 19 additional cases in Woodbury County and 4 more in Dakota County. Testing through the Test Iowa program topped the 100,000 mark this week.

PM Newscast 7.10.20: IA Number Surge, Testing Update, Catholic Church PPP, Tyson Complaint and More

SkyWest Airlines Could Bring Air Service To Denver to the Sioux Gateway Airport

Iowa is reporting 464 new cases of the novel coronavirus today, with a total 33,313 total cases and 742 deaths. Yankton County, South Dakota, and Clay County, Iowa, each recorded their first COVID-19-related deaths yesterday, while Crawford County, Iowa, tallied its third. Yankton County reported one additional case of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total to 83 cases. Clay County added two new cases. Its case total stands at 143. Crawford County also registered one new case of the virus and

SkyWest Airlines Could Bring Air Service To Denver to the Sioux Gateway Airport

Bishop Heelan High School Basesball Player has COVID-19, Sturgis Rally to have C19 Tests

An Iowa Public Health Department official says the state did not contribute data to a federal report on coronavirus cases at the state's meatpacking plants. The state says it did not have enough time to do so. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report this week that found 87 percent of workers who were infected at the plants were racial or ethnic minorities. Iowa was one of six states that did not contribute data to the report. Alex Carfrae (car-fray) of the state health

Bishop Heelan High School Basesball Player has COVID-19, Sturgis Rally to have C19 Tests

UI Physician Tells Educators and Parents that Masks are Key to a Safe School Reopening

Sioux City public schools are set to open on August 24. However, the surge in Coronavirus cases this week, teachers and parents are concerned about safety. Nearly 700 new cases reported yesterday, and seven deaths. During an online forum last night focused on A Safe Return to Schools, University of Iowa Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Eli Perencevich answered questions preventing the spread the virus in schools. Perencevich said he was disappointed that state leaders were not requiring all

UI Physician Tells Educators and Parents that Masks are Key to a Safe School Reopening

News 7.9.20: Unemployment Up, Noem for President? and Cost for Mount Rushmore Fireworks

Locally, there are 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Woodbury County, for a total of 3,282. Dakota County reports five more positive cases for 1,805. In the three counties in the Sioux City Metro area there are 83 deaths in all, with one in Union County where they also logged 140 cases. Seven more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and 669 more have tested positive for a total of 739 deaths and more than 33,200 positive cases. There are 11 new cases in Woodbury County and the number of deaths

News 7.9.20: Unemployment Up, Noem for President? and Cost for Mount Rushmore Fireworks

News 7.8.20: C-19 Numbers, Honken Execution Update, Wright Wins, Sen. Ernst on Solar Energy and More

The state of Iowa reports seven more Iowans have died from COVID-19. There are more than 400 new cases as well, including 9 more in Woodbury County for a total of 3,261 and 44 deaths. Statewide there are more than 32,300 positive cases and 732 deaths. In Dakota County, there are a total of 1,800 cases after three new ones were added today. Nebraska has seen 20,100 confirmed cases and 282 deaths. There have been 43 positive cases in Dakota County in the past two weeks according to the state's

News 7.8.20: C-19 Numbers, Honken Execution Update, Wright Wins, Sen. Ernst on Solar Energy and More

Sioux City Higher Education Leaders Explore the Impact of COVID-19 and Plans for Learning this Fall

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted higher education with colleges and universities trying to navigate through a new normal of change and uncertainty. Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer talked to the leaders of Western Iowa Tech Community College, Morningside and Briar Cliff University. They explore the fallout from the outbreak, education impact and what is potentially in store for this fall.

Sioux City Higher Education Leaders Explore the Impact of COVID-19 and Plans for Learning this Fall

Justin Wright, New Supervisor; SC Colleges Fall Plans; Bio of Sen. Joe McCarthy; The Exchange

Coming up on The Exchange today we talk with the winner of the special election to fill the seat once occupied by Republican Jeremy Taylor. Taylor resigned in January when it was shown that his primary residence was not located in his district. Republican Justin Wright defeated Democratic State representative Tim Kacena to serve out the remaining 18 months of Taylor's term. Also, we talk about demagoguery in politics with an author who has just written a biography of of Joe "Tailgunner" McCarthy

Justin Wright, New Supervisor; SC Colleges Fall Plans; Bio of Sen. Joe McCarthy; The Exchange

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