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6:07 pm
Tue March 23, 2010

Afternoon Edition

Tri States News – Today's National, State and Local News for the Tri States

WIUM Local
4:53 pm
Tue March 23, 2010

SEIA Port Looking For State Money

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Legislature authorized local governments to come together and form port authorities in 2006. Lee County, Fort Madison, and Keokuk's union created the Southeast Iowa Regional Economic and Port Authority.

SIREPA is still the only sanctioned port authority in Iowa.

The organization has developed a master plan and funded several projects, throughout Lee County, during its first four years of existence. The money for those efforts came in the form of state and local grants.

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Shop Talk
4:11 pm
Tue March 23, 2010

Shop Talk - March 23

Macomb, IL – The panelists continue their discussion about the new law to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act in Illinois.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the new law is already beginning to increase transparency in Illinois government.

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WIUM Local
3:56 pm
Tue March 23, 2010

Highway 34 Faces Mandatory Closure During Floods

Oquawka, IL – Henderson County Board chairman Marty Lafary says the county isn't taking any chances this year when it comes to flooding. He says if the Mississippi River reaches a certain level, the county will shut down U.S. Highway 34 in low-lying areas.

That is, of course, unless the county receives financial support and manpower to help shore up the levees from organizations such as the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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WIUM Local
9:51 am
Tue March 23, 2010

V.I.T. Adds Staff

Table Grove, IL – While many west central Illinois school districts are slashing budgets and cutting staff, programs and everything in between -- at least one district is bucking the trend.

V.I.T. has actually agreed to add staff in the face of an unprecedented shortfall in state funding.

Superintendent John Marshall says school board members have agreed to hire two high school teachers (one agriculture, one business), an evening custodian for the elementary school, and a half-time school psychologist.

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