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"this is directly affecting home values throughout the state of iowa"clive homeowners are demanding answers after fema unveiled new preliminary flood maps that predicting a 500 year flood event "if your home wasn't in a flood pain or never flooded before, it doesn't necessarily matter"the new fema maps drawn across the county will now force an additional 200 clives pay for flood insurance which can average around 2,000 dollars a year... "that could be a lot of money, the average amount your home drops in value could be 20%"many residents were also enfuriated by fema's subtle notification approach... "its pretty tough to be a resident and find out in the mail suddenly that your home is in a flood zone"making matters worse fema representatives were a no show at the community
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"the federal government doesn't even require a meeting like last night so you may not hear about it through other cities but this is happening throughout iowa"because of it, the city shouldered the load of frustration... "the city is not involved in the process, it's fema and federal government and congress that mandates it."with nowhere to turn and questions left unanswered the people of clive are calling for help from legislation... "joni erns, chuck grassley, or david young, none of our representatives were there. nobody is saying anything about this...instead of rolling up their sleeves to assist like fema is known for, raine says it seems as though fema has more than turn their back on iowans... fema is that bully, fema is doing this throughout polk county silently."
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apply for called the community rating system which can discount flood insurance for homeowners...the 90 day appeal time frame has not been set by fema at this time but homeowners will be offered the opportunity to contest the new maps... a state auditor's report shows about 23-thousand-dollars in improper payments were issued to a former state worker. the review concerns the department of administrative services' former chief legal counsel...ryan lamb. it found found 13-thousand-dollars in excess payments and benefits went to lamb while he was on military leave. it also identified nearly 10- thousand-dollars of excess vacation payout.... and the auditor says lamb didn't meet the experience
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requirements for the attorney position he held from december 2011 to march 2012. lamb's resume wasn't on file... so the auditor couldn't determine if he met the requirements for the other d-a-s positions he held. d-a-s director janet phipps responded with this statement... during my tenure as das director, the department has followed state policy on military leave, time sheet approval and proper documentation for new employees as recommended by the auditor. phipps added that d-a-s will work with legal counsel to seek reimbursement from lamb. the phone lines opened today for those hoping to speak at a hearing over the proposed bakken pipeline. the iowa utilities board took calls to sign people up for the november 12th meeting at the boone county fairgrounds. calls were taken from 8 to 4-30...and the lines will be open during those hours again tomorrow. the number is 515-725-7300. once the requests are in... the board will put out a schedule online.
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the board says speakers will get two minutes...and they'll alternate between those for and those against the project. county officials now say the food that made dozens of des moines teachers sick last month came from hy-vee. the district purchased cooked taco meat from the windsor heights store. staff members from roosevelt high school picked up the food from the store an hour before it was served. according to a district spokesperson, during that hour -- the food was kept warm in a heating tray. in a statement hy-vee claims quote -- our internal review indicates that the taco meat was prepared and stored properly while at our store. as you know, we cannot control how food is handled after it leaves our stores. the department of health says the bacteria is temperature sensitive and thrives on unrefrigerated food. however it says tests cannot determine when or where the meat became infected. 120619 - we cant speculate on periods of time where this could have
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happened. so we can't pinpoint an exact time where this bacteria nola ainger according to the iowa department of inspections and appeals, the hy-vee has never had an incident like hy vee says it's met with employees to ensure they're following proper handling practices. the city of waukee says it's on track to open a new interstate interchange in early december. that is... of course.... only if the weather holds out. the recent nice weather has helped crews make headway on the project. they've been installing light poles, pouring the bike trail and putting in the southside interchange ramps. the new "grand prairie parkway" extends from alice's road to connect to interstate-80. the city says it expects 12-thousand people to drive through on opening day. it's a beautiful day that was just interrupted by some rain. chief meteorologist ed wilson joins us now with a first look
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senator joni ernst says outside organizations should stay out of knoxville's business. ernst made the comments today in response to the controversy over this veteran's memorial in knoxville's city park. a washington d-c organization claimed the cross in the memorial violated the separation of church and state. on monday... the knoxville city council voted to move the memorial to private property to avoid litigation. ernst says she hates the threat of frivolous lawsuits. 23:10-23:36 i think this needs to be left up to the people of knoxville. not something that is coming from an organization or group that has never set foot in this city. there is a lot to consider it's a difficult issue. i'm glad knoxville is honoring it's veterans. but again there is a lot of things to consider i wish other
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organization would stay out of it. ernst says she'd like to take a look at how other cities have handled similar situations. homeland security has approved two presidential candidates for secret service. both donald trump and ben carson will now have a security detail. d-h-s authorized it after consulting with a congressional advisory committee. when making determinations about secret service protection, the department considers criteria like national polling, money raised and threats. both men requested protection earlier this month. you can see trump and carson right here in the metro soon. channel 13 is hosting a series of town hall events later this month. besides trump and carson...bobby jindal has also agreed to participate. we put the town hall offer before all the candidates.. both democrat and republican... but the three republicans were
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their schedules. if you want to know more about attending or submitting questions, go to our website...who- tv-dot-com. the iowa republican and democratic parties are working together to expand a project for iowa kids. the party chairs and the secretary of state announced the "iowa youth caucus" today. the mock caucus will be held november at least 24 iowa counties. it's an expansion of the project that has only been held in polk county in the past. so far over 12-hundred students have signed up. after the caucus the secretary of state's office will tally the results and post them online. many of you at home are probably about to make dinner... now there's a new tool that's helping even those with intellectual disabilities learn to prepare a meal. "i love grilling ribs. i mean, who doesn't love ribs on the grill. i love all kinds of pasta dishes."
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coming up...see how this digital iowans become more independent. plus...mercy says it's opening a anything in helping...the services it'll offer...and when
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11:14:46-11:14:51 what we are really hoping to do is address the special needs of women in that prime time of their lives. mercy hospital plans to do that with a new health center in the metro.
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"comfort women's center" comes in. it'll be located in the mercy west clinic on 114th street in clive. it'll be named after the donor who made the project possible. made a donation of 8-point-5-million- dollars. it's being called the largest gift in the history of the mercy focus on midlife women...those who are in post childbearing years. it'll include breast health services, urologic care, dermatology and plastic surgery among others. 11:32:37-11:32:48 what we've done is bring all specialties together in one area. so an entire floor, 35,000 square feet is devote to women, women's health and wellness the new facility is expected to open in early 2017. the "march of dimes" gives iowa a "c" on a report card regarding premature births. according to the national center for health statistics... the state's preterm birth rate was 9-point-3-percent last year
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th goal is 8-point-1-percent. the report says polk, black hawk and woodbury countie reported the worst rates. the national preterm birth rate was 9-point-6-percent last year. only four states...idaho, oregon, vermont and washington... received "a's" on the report card. a panel discussion today brought together those fighting for women's policies. the forum at the des moines central library included state lawmakers and u-s professionals. it was organized by the "center for american progress" and "progress iowa." the group talked about iowa's policies and how to improve them in the future to improve the state and national economy. organizers claim in 72-percent of iowa families, mothers are the primary or co-breadwinners. 14:31:57-14:32:24 the issues we are talking about...equal pay for equal work, access to paid leave and paid sick days, high quality affordable child care. issues for families. if we care about a strong economy we
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the founder and c-e-o of care-dot- com was also part of today's
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coming up... most of us could making a good meal. next...hear about a service that's offering digital advice and what iowans think of it. on average, women need to work
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"we are going to make bacon, lettuce, tomato wraps." a new digital cooking magazine all abilities to find their way around the kitchen. preparing meals is key to living independently. now, there's a new tool for people with intellectual disabilities to look, cook and eat. channel 13's megan reuther has the story... it's new at five. @24:49 "what else do you need." with a little bacon.... @25:30 "so you're just going to tear it up." lettuce and tomato.... @31:44 "just cut them up in advance or you can buy them precut, whatever you prefer." @31 charlie flippen is whipping up.... @32:07
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"stir that up, then we're going to make some wraps." a b-l-t wrap. @22:04 "i love bacon and i love lettuce, so bring it on, absolutely." and, he has a little help... @32:46 "that looks really good. good job." thanks to a new online tool called look, cook and eat. @9:26 "look cook and eat is a recently launched digital magazine designed to help people with intellectual and learning disabilities cook." co-creator sue hoss got the idea a few years ago while helping with the plymouth grounds coffee shop at plymouth church, which is a job training site for students with intellectual disabilities in the des moines school district. @10:19 "part of my job was to bake with them, and we'd make cookies and treats for the shop, and i discovered that they are very interested in cooking." the work inspired this digital magazine. the subscription service costs thirty dollars a year. every other month you get a set of nine menus. each provides videos showing the simple ingredients and cooking tools you need. then, a video shows how to prepare the
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meal. @13:09 "there's a real need for material or aids to help people become self sufficient and cooking is one of those things that everybody has to do it." standup@48:04 "look cook and eat launched just a few weeks ago with the help of a more than $40,000 kickstarter campaign. with the help of more subscribers, they hope to grow the service." @16:19 "and generate enough income to where we can start hiring people with intellectual disabilities to kitchen, help do video work, be behind the stove and actually cooking." @33:02 "cooking is a work of art." charlie likes using his talents in the kitchen. @22:27 "it makes me feel really really good. it makes me feel i have been a part of something unique and something that is very very powerful and special." as he learns to make a special meal on his own... @25:39 "they were absolutely phenomenal" in des moines, megan reuther, channel 13 news. while the digital magazine is
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designed for people with intellectual and learning disabilities, creators make easy, well- balanced meals. if you want to learn more... who-tv-dot-com under the "on 13 tab. stick around, we'll get another
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the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over a million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you
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to give us a future to believe in. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. tonight -- was a bomb onboard? president obama now says he thinks there's
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