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West Burlington man dies in car accident

MAHASKA CO., Iowa (KWQC) –  A West Burlington man died after a car accident on a snow-covered road in Mahaska County, Iowa. It happened Friday night, February 24th just after 6 o’clock on Highway 163 near Pella. 61 more words

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ACLU says Iowa transgender student insulted, rights violated

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A civil liberties group is taking up the case of a central Iowa transgender high school student who was ordered to wash “love trumps hate” written on his arm or be sent home. 112 more words

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Governor's House bill would remove licensing requirements for multiple Iowa professions

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWQC) – The license process for some professions could soon become a thing of the past.

A spokesperson from Gov. Terry Branstad’s office tells KWQC they believe there are less expensive ways to gain credentials like a state registry, educational requirements or certifications. 437 more words

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Having fun in the snow

MASON CITY, Iowa – It’s a Friday in February and unlike a week ago, this Friday there is snow on the ground, and quite a bit of it. 192 more words

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Organization works to restore land damaged by tornado

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Il. (KWQC) Nearly a year after a tornado struck, one organization is working to restore 28 acres of damaged land. Living Lands & Waters started the two-year renovation project Friday. 128 more words

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Davenport son saves dad from burning home

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – An elderly Davenport man is suffering from smoke inhalation after his home caught fire early Friday morning. It happened just after 12 a.m. 237 more words

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Iowa bill would remove licensing requirement for barbers, funeral directors, therapists

Barbers, social workers and funeral directors may not need a license to practice in Iowa much longer.

House Study Bill 138 would remove the licensing requirement for a number of professions, including massage therapists, athletic trainers, mental health counselors, social workers, dieticians, and respiratory care workers. 197 more words

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