Public Events Cancelled
10:29 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Iowa's Governor Falls Ill, Taken to Hospital

Governor Terry Branstad (R-Iowa) will remain hospitalized overnight after falling ill during an event Monday afternoon
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad remains hospitalized for observation, rest, and hydration after falling ill during an event in Johnston Monday afternoon.

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The Wait Continues
10:22 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Top Scorers for Medical Marijuana Licenses in Illinois

Documents show Pat Quinn was ready to grant at least a dozen medical marijuana licenses before leaving the governor's office but didn't complete the task.
Credit Flickr

Documents obtained by the Associated Press include a list of top-scoring applicants for marijuana cultivation licenses, sorted by state police district.

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Differs from Fossil Fuel Emissions
9:42 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Corn Belt Farming Boosts the Global Carbon Cycle

Crops in the Midwest take in and give off so much carbon that the impact can be seen across the northern hemisphere.
Credit Courtesy USDA NRCS South Dakota

Scientists have noticed a change in the atmosphere.

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Vote Next Month
9:25 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Galesburg Considers Creating Parks and Rec Department

Parks like Galesburg's Central Park would be under control of a revived parks and recreation department, if approved in February.
Credit T.J. Carson

The city of Galesburg could bring back a department to oversee its parks and its recreation programs.

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Illinois Legislature
12:58 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Law Proposed to Ban Conversion Therapy for Minors

Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) wants to ban sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors.
Credit Illinois General Assembly

Counseling that tries to change a person's sexual orientation can cause depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behavior, according to reports from psychologists.

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Margaret Robert's Travel

Travel to beautiful Spain and Portugal with Tri State Public Radio. On this 13-day journey, designed by the leading U.S. tour operator Collette, you will be able to experience two of the most breathtaking, welcoming, and fascinating countries in Europe.

Departing October 22, 2015, this tour offers the perfect combination of iconic locations, unique cultural experiences, and plenty of free time on the sunny coasts of both countries. Along the way, experience Spain and Portugal’s wondrous sights, history, and cuisine.

Red Rocket Slide
5:09 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

A Little Bit of Art, A Little Bit of History

The red rocket in 2003, before the slide was removed.
Credit Rich Egger

A historical marker will be placed next to a former piece of playground equipment in Macomb.

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Toured Both Prisons in Ft Madison
4:34 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

Iowa Lawmakers Investigating Prison Delay

Inside one of the housing pods at the new Iowa State Penitentiary.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Members of the Iowa Legislature spent hours touring the current and future Iowa State Penitentiaries in Ft. Madison on Friday.  They did so as part of their inquiry into why the new $130-million dollar complex remains empty.

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Major Economic Consequences Possible
4:22 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

Poultry Industry Warily Watches Bird Flu Outbreak

The turkeys in this barn on Noel Thompson’s farm in central Iowa are tested routinely for disease, including avian influenza. No bird flu has been found in the commercial poultry industry in this country.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

Since a highly contagious strain of bird flu was found in the U.S. in December, many countries have closed their doors to chickens and turkeys raised here.

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Plan Would Provide Two Free Years
4:04 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

Bustos Backs Community College Proposal

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos believes a proposed community college plan would benefit families.
Credit T.J. Carson

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) believes the proposed "America's College Promise" program could help keep down the cost of higher education.

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