Knoxville — "I think it's moving slower than usual," Sen. Amy Sinclair said. Sinclair was in Knoxville today and stopped to visit students at Northward Elementary. In the Senate thus far, she has cosponsored many bills. She filed the first bill of her own last week, which would allow local law enforcement to keep ammunition it seizes from criminals to be used for training and other purposes. Currently, the ammo is required to be sent to, and repurchased from, the state. This bill is one step to provide more local control, Sinclair said. Education remains an issue that occupies her time. The Senate may receive an education reform bill from the House. The other big issue, Medicaid expansion, is one she has not formed an opinion on. She has spoken with health care professionals, and plans to meet with more, before taking a stand. "I want to make sure I have all the facts," Sinclair said. Sinclair has worked to support legislation that coincides with her campaign.She will take part in a forum in Knoxville on Friday, Feb. 15, at 4 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce.
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Number of vendors for RAGBRAI® at 44
As of Monday, the City of Knoxville received 44 vendor applications for downtown space during the July 24 RAGBRAI® event. These applications have brought in $18,000 in vendor fees, recouping some of the $25,000 the City has already directly invested in the event.
Buildings' demolition begins tomorrow
Knoxville Assistant City Manager Dylan Feik said 108 and 110 East Robinson are scheduled to be demolished Wednesday, June 19, beginning at 7 a.m.
Updated Road Closure Report
The Marion County Secondary Road Department has released an updated list of road closures.
County seeks to upgrade IT services
As Marion County government grows increasingly dependent upon its electronic and computer infrastructure, the Board of Supervisors believes it is necessary to upgrade its Information Technology (IT) service.
T-15 may close for three months
The construction of the hydroelectric plant near the Red Rock Dam is expected to include road closures, including the possibility of T-15 being closed for 12 weeks.
Mercy One gets new craft, service exceeds expectations
The Mercy One helicopter stationed in Knoxville was replaced with a new, top-of-the line model - the same as the one based in Des Moines - last month. Since the service started in Knoxville on Nov. 15, 2010, its utilization has exceeded the expectations Mercy had when the decision was made to expand.
Bank Robber Latshaw pleads guilty
Christian Michael Latshaw, 19, of Altoona, pled guilty to second-degree robbery this morning in Marion County District Court.
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