By: Hollie Hojek email@example.com Rain, rain go away, come back and other weekend but this one. The rain in the forecast isn't ruining everyone's plan, but it is keeping some campers away. The sunMore>>
Siouxland Campgrounds Still Packing in the People Despite Poor Weekend WeatherMore>>
By: Tim Seaman firstname.lastname@example.org On Thursday, a pretty cool relay put on by law enforcement officers from across the state ran through central Iowa for the Special Olympics Torch Run. The event helpsMore>>
When the torch arrived Sioux City West sophomore JJ Reeg–Beckner had the honor of igniting the Special Olympic cauldron. Reeg-Beckner was selected from more than 2,500 athletes to finish the run.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News (AP) About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year. AAA says that mirrors an expected dropMore>>
About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News (AP) Nebraska students showed improvement in this year's statewide writing proficiency test. Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed announced Friday that 66 percentMore>>
Nebraska students showed improvement in this year's statewide writing proficiency test.
Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed announced Friday that 66 percent of 8th graders met or exceeded state standards, a 2 percent increase over the previous year.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>>
By: Scott Larson firstname.lastname@example.org How comfortable do you feel strolling the streets in Sioux City? That's a question that the Blue Zones Project is asking. And today they brought in an expert toMore>>
Walkable and Livable Communities Institute's Dan Burden assists Sioux City & Blue Zones Project with working out more pedestrian friendly roads.More>>
By: Sam Doerr email@example.com With Memorial Day looming, highways will see a increase in traffic. It's something local authorities are well aware of so they're taking steps to ensure a safe weekendMore>>
With Memorial Day looming, highways will see a increase in traffic. It's something local authorities are well aware of so they're taking steps to ensure a safe weekend for everyone.More>>
By: Sam Doerr firstname.lastname@example.org Fifteen Sioux City teachers are headed back to the classroom. This comes a day after the Iowa state legislator passed an education reform bill giving the school districtMore>>
Fifteen Sioux City teachers are headed back to the classroom. This comes a day after the Iowa state legislator passed an education reform bill giving the school district more money than it planned on.More>>
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>>
WASHINGTON—Thursday, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act:
"Thursday's decision by the Supreme Court is a rigorous, resounding confirmation of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. It is great news for America's families and businesses, and for our economy. This decision keeps consumers, rather than insurance companies, in the driver's seat, and protects the more than $1 trillion in deficit reduction included in the ACA. Today's decision allows us to continue our work replacing the current sick care system with a genuine health care system – one focused on wellness, prevention, and public health, keeping people out of the hospital in the first place.
"I am heartened to see that the hundreds of millions of corporate dollars poured into the effort to kill the Affordable Care Act did not win. This law is a critical step in the right direction;I have likened it to a starter home, suitable for improvement. I look forward to working with my colleagues to make sensible changes as we continue to implement the law. I invite them to bring their tool kits, rather than their sledgehammers, so we can work together to improve the law.
"The choice is to go forward, or be dragged backward. I believe the great majority of Americans want to go forward – and today the Supreme Court made clear what we have long known: that the opposition is standing on the wrong side of history. Now let's get back to work building a health care system that works not only for the healthy and wealthy, but for all Americans."
More than 3.1 million young adults who would have gone uninsured are now covered by their parents' health care plans
The Patients' Bill of Rights puts Americans back in charge of their health care decisions, protects those with pre-existing conditions, eliminates lifetime coverage limits, ends arbitrary policy cancellations by insurers, and improves accountability and transparency
45.1 million women have access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, prenatal care, and well-child visits with no out-of-pocket costs
Over 5.1 million people on Medicare saved over $3.2 billion on prescription drugs thanks to discounts on both name brand and generic drugs donut hole over the past two years
86 million Americans have already received one or more preventive services, like cancer screenings and check-ups, at no cost
360,000 small businesses have used the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit to help insure 2 million workers