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Second Generation in Ag
6:05 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Children of Latino Immigrants Forge Paths in Agriculture

Melissa Garcia works with a classmate on a chicken-wing dissection in her vet careers class in the Des Moines public schools’ animal science program.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

In a dimly-lit lab on the Des Moines, Iowa, public schools’ agricultural science campus, students in aprons, safety goggles and plastic gloves poke and probe chicken wings.

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Department of Homeland Security
5:30 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Security Issues Identified at Lee County Buildings

Security Advisor Phil Pitzen (center) meets with Lee County representatives during a tour of the South Lee County Courthouse.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has provided Lee County with a lengthy checklist for security improvements at five of its buildings.

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Reshaping Ag in the Midwest
6:44 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Young Immigrants Search for Home on the Farm

At Bear Creek Dairy, 15-year-old Teun Boelen works closely with the calves, helping with difficult births, feeding the young animals and raising them until they join the herd of milk cows.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

Bear Creek Dairy in Brooklyn, Iowa, is home to more than 1,100 cows, who provide about 100,000 pounds of milk each day.  The 15-year-old farmer who works closely with the farm’s calves comes from a long line of dairymen – in Europe.

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Bill Knight – October 23
6:19 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

The Power of Pushing Back

Credit Rich Egger

Organizing can achieve results, and collective strength sometimes overcomes powerful interests.

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Completion Slated for 2016
2:00 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

SCC Breaks Ground for New Building -- And New Direction

Members of SCC's Board of Trustees and Administrative Team break ground for the new Health Professions Center.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Southeastern Community College President Michael Ash said the groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new Health Professions Center on the West Burlington campus was about more than just "moving some dirt."  He said it was about establishing a new vision for SCC.

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Supports Some Exemptions
1:29 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Rep. Loebsack Supports W. African Travel Ban

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA2) supports a travel ban on those seeking to enter the US from the west African nations hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak.

The Congressman whose district includes southeast Iowa said the United States should limit who can enter the country to prevent the further spread of the Ebola virus.

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Knox College Presentation
11:44 am
Wed October 22, 2014

National NPR Host Speaks in Galesburg

Students from Knox and Monmouth Colleges listened to NPR host Maria Hinojosa talk about her career and Latinos in the media.
Credit T.J. Carson

The host of NPR’s Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa, spoke this week to students and staff at Knox and Monmouth Colleges about Latinos in the media.

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More Funding Needed
6:50 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Lamoine Hotel Rehab a “Complex” Project

The Lamoine Hotel building looks unchanged from the street, but it has a new roof and interior renovations have started.
Credit Rich Egger

A developer is still trying to secure all the funding needed to convert the old Lamoine Hotel building in downtown Macomb into assisted living apartments.

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Campus Wide Ban
2:57 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

WIU Planning to Become Smoke Free

Western Illinois University is working on its plan to enforce a new state law that makes all public university and community college campuses smoke-free zones beginning July, 2015.

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Shop Talk – October 21
11:55 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Outlandish Fees Charged for Public Documents

Reporters who’ve asked to see public documents related to the police shooting in Ferguson, MO, are being asked to pay ridiculous amounts of money for the records.

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