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WIUM Local
3:59 pm
Sat July 31, 2010

Sending Off the Troops

Keokuk, IA – Hundreds of people showed up at Wright Field House at Keokuk High School on Friday. They were not there to cheer on their favorite team, but instead they were there to say goodbye to members of the Iowa National Guard.

The 832nd Engineer Company is being deployed to Afghanistan for one year. The send-off ceremony in Keokuk was one of many that will be taking place across the state.

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Afternoon Edition
6:07 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Afternoon Edition

Tri States News – Today's National, State and Local News for the Tri States

Emphasis
10:25 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Emphasis - July 30

Fort Madison, IA – Jason Parrott's guest is Welthy Soni-Myers, who is a microenterprise consultant. They talk about the potential for creating a business-friendly climate for entrepreneurs in southeast Iowa.

Soni-Myers says a microenterprise is a business with 5 or fewer employees that requires less than $35,000 in capital. She says the term has been used by economic developers for about 25 years.

Soni-Myers says micro-enterprises make up the majority of businesses in Iowa.

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WIUM Local
7:36 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Missouri Primary - MO House District #1

Jefferson City, MO – The District 1 seat in the Missouri House of Representatives is up for grabs this year. Due to term limits, incumbent Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown) is seeking a seat in the Missouri Senate.

Neil McKee (R-Kahoka) wants the opportunity to serve Clark, Lewis, Knox, and Scotland Counties.

McKee says his experience as a pharmacist and a small business owner gives him integrity and common sense.

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WIUM Local
7:16 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Waiting Game Continues for State Money

Carthage, IL – Illinois is nearly one month into its new fiscal year. Yet local governments are still waiting on money owed from last year.

For example, Hancock County Treasurer Kris Pilkington said the county is supposed to be reimbursed a portion of the pay for the state's attorney, public defender and supervisor of assessments.

"Right now, for the supervisor of assessments, they're six months behind with that salary reimbursement. Public defender, five months behind. State's attorney, three months behind," Pilkington said.

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