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Invasive Species
12:02 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Chinese Market Could Help Rid Midwest Rivers of Asian Carp

Recently processed Asian carp hang in racks at the Two Rivers Fisheries processing plant in Wickliffe, Ky. The fishing industry hopes demand from China can both create a market for, and help rid U.S. rivers of, the invasive species.
Credit Jacob McCleland for Harvest Public Media

Water experts worried about Asian carp may have new hope.

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Locals Make Up Difference
11:12 am
Fri April 18, 2014

State Keeps Cutting Task Force Money

The Lee County Narcotics Task Force says it will continue to do more with less help form the state of Iowa.

Commander Stacy Weber says the task force received about $68,000 from the state in both the current and previous fiscal year.

He says that’s about 1/3 of what the task force received when it was founded in 1992, though he acknowledges the initial grants were considered start-up money.

Weber says the reduction in state funding has not resulted in cuts because Lee County, Keokuk and Fort Madison do a great job of making up the difference.

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Never Forget the Toughest Days
9:11 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Outgoing Volunteer Fire Chief Looks Back

Former Jackson Township Fire Chief Paul Henson (foreground) completing aerial training.
Credit Paul Henson

A man who just retired as Chief of a volunteer fire department in rural Lee County says he would not change a thing about his lengthy tenure, despite some very difficult experiences.

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Citizens Committee Could Meet
6:54 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Lee County Approves KAH Funding

Keokuk Area Hospital will get more than $103,000 from Lee County.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Lee County has once again agreed to give Keokuk Area Hospital more than $100,000.  This makes it more than $200,000 in fewer than 12 months.

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Action Spurred by Wildlife
4:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

McDonough County to Regulate Adult Entertainment

The McDonough County Board agreed during its April meeting to put regulations on the books for adult entertainment establishments.

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