Here’s the latest State News from Radio Iowa:

A new state law allowing Iowans to purchase and launch fireworks comes with a warning from the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR’s Sue Johnson says fireworks, after they’re used, should be dunked in water before they’re tossed in the trash. If they “misfire,” Johnson suggests giving them some extra attention. “Mostly for the duds […]
A delegation of ten agricultural producers and officials from countries as far away as Australia completed their tour of Iowa this week. They visited a host of farms and agricultural facilities as well as communities, large and small. Murilo Betarillo works for an agriculture company in Brazil and says it was a thrill to see […]
The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha has a new program designed to give visitors a more interactive, up-close experience with flocks of rare birds. Mandy Krebs, the interactive animals program manager at the zoo, is overseeing the Birds of Flight Program. Krebs says the hope is to entertain and educate, but also to inspire conservation. “We […]
Two people died in an accident on Highway 34 in Montgomery County Friday at 12:20 p.m. The Iowa State Patrol says Sara Venatta of Elliott was driving a Dodge minivan when she lost control and overcorrected. The van crossed the center line into the path of a pickup driven by 62-year-old Robert Drake of Corning. […]
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, a Republican from Red Oak, says she is still reviewing the Senate health care bill that was unveiled Thursday. She was asked at an event today what she would say to Iowans who are afraid they would lose their Medicaid coverage under the bill. “I would say we’re still going through […]