By: Channel 9 Eyewitness Newsnews@kcautv.comSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year. AAA saysMore>>
High fuel costs expected to keep travelers home.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness Newsnews@kcautv.comLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) A new program will offer an online education in financial literacy to Nebraska high school students and parents.State Treasurer Don StenbergMore>>
New program will offer an online education in financial literacy.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness Newsnews@kcautv.comThree people were sent to the hospital after a portion of an Interstate 5 highway bridge in Mount Vernon, Wash., collapsed Thursday, dumping two vehicles andMore>>
Interstate 5 highway bridge in Mount Vernon, Wash., collapsed Thursday.More>>
By: Hollie Hojek email@example.com Is caffeine your drug of choice? Well if you said 'yes', you're probably not alone. And in new controversial move, a scientific manual is labeling coffee addictionsMore>>
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By Staci DaSilva firstname.lastname@example.org 20 University Of Iowa faculty members paid a visit to the Four Directions Community Center Thursday evening. The group stopped in at Four Directions to listen toMore>>
20 University Of Iowa faculty members paid a visit to the Four Directions Community Center Thursday evening.More>>
By Staci DaSilva email@example.com It ran nearly 3 weeks overtime, but the Iowa state legislative session has officially wrapped. The Senate signed its last bill Thursday morning just after midnight.More>>
It ran nearly 3 weeks overtime, but the Iowa state legislative session has officially wrapped.More>>
By: Scott Larson firstname.lastname@example.org Traffic along Interstate 29 was slowed down significantly Thursday afternoon due to an accident. It happened just before Noon when a semi rear–ended a Honda Civic.More>>
Semi nails the back of a Honda Civic partially busting out the windshield and clogging up traffic on I-29More>>
By:Sam Doerr email@example.com With more and more drivers getting behind the wheel tired, accidents as a result of that are rising at an alarming rate. Eleven thousand deaths in the last ten years,More>>
With more and more drivers getting behind the wheel tired, accidents as a result of that are rising at an alarming rate.More>>
Social Media Important to Sioux City Fire and Police
By: Sam Doerr firstname.lastname@example.org When a natural disaster strikes like the horrific tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, social media plays a big role in the spread of information. The Sioux City Fire and PoliceMore>>
When a natural disaster strikes like the horrific tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, social media plays a big role in the spread of information.More>>
By Channel 9 Eyewitness News email@example.com Iowa investigators say the discovery of blood of a missing 15-year-old girl has diminished hope of finding her alive. Bill Kietzman of the Iowa DivisionMore>>
15-year old Kathlynn Shepard went missing on Monday.More>>
Chanse Dunn, a senior at west high school is being awarded a prestigious scholarship, not only for his academics, but also for embracing who he is as an openly gay student. Instead of letting his sexuality define his high school experience, Chanse Dunn spoke up and stood out. He's a Senior at Sioux Cities West High School, and openly gay.
He's now being awarded with the Matthew Shepard Scholarship, partly due to his courage to take a stand, but he admits, it wasn't always easy.
"People would walk by and be like...they would know my name but they would be like 'oh there's that gay guy... to me it was like, I'm more than that... you don't know who I am," says Dunn.
During sophomore year, Dunn made the difficult decision to tell his dad he was gay. But before he did, he got some advice from his guidance counselor. It was then, that she mentioned the Matthew Shepard Scholarship, it's named a man who was killed in a violent hate crime in 1998.
"She brought it out and told me everything about the program and she said 'they have scholarships for people just like you Chanse...I automatically got really really happy."
Dunn says education is the key to helping people understand the gay community. And ultimately end the bullying and hurt.
"I have a lot more I want to do, and it's just foolish of me to want to let someone interfere with that. I have these goals that I want to reach and I cant let one person get me down, when my goal is much bigger than they are..."
Dunn is pursuing one of his goals next Fall, when he'll use the the scholarship towards his college education at Iowa State University.
He told me he'll be working towards a degree in studio art and human recourses.