Here’s the latest State News from Radio Iowa:

The woman who will become Iowa’s next governor later this morning credits her “small town roots” with propelling her to this point in her political career. Republican Kim Reynolds will take the oath of office at about 10:30 this morning, shortly after Governor Terry Branstad resigns and is sworn in by a federal judge as the next U.S. […]
Starting next week, it’ll become legal to buy and set off fireworks in Iowa over certain dates. Jeffrey Weichman, of Corning, is a professional pyrotechnician who’s been shooting fireworks for a Yarmouth company since 1993. Weichman says there are rules for celebrating safely and the first rule is to keep fireworks away from buildings and […]
Those who work in the state court system are going to get an extra day off this holiday weekend without pay. The Iowa Judicial Branch announced today that all offices, including clerk of district court offices, the office of the clerk of the supreme court, and juvenile court services offices, will be closed Friday (May […]
The Iowa State University Extension Department has released the results of its first horticulture survey since 2000. Arlene Enderton with the extension Outreach Local Foods Program, says the survey includes crops that can be eaten that are grown to sell to others. “It would include sweet corn, any fruits or vegetables, also it included nuts. […]
Two icons of Cedar Rapids will have their names attached a new building in the city. County supervisors have agreed to name the new Linn County Public Health and Child & Youth Development Services Building for Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris. Doctor Harris was the first black doctor in the Cedar Rapids area. He died […]