Public Vote on Fireworks?

The Sioux City Council is exploring if it can put the decision whether to ban fireworks discharge into the hands of the public.

Following a half-hour discussion during Monday’s City Council meeting in which several residents weighed in on the city’s current rules for fireworks discharge, the council directed city attorney Nicole DuBois to research if — and if so, under what circumstances — such an item could end up on a ballot in November.

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DHS may require doctor visits in state subsidized adoptions following child deaths

Families that receive state financial assistance to adopt children will be required to document annual doctor visits under a new policy being considered by Iowa’s Department of Human Services.

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This Iowa town is among ‘the best small towns’ in America to visit this year

The town of about 11,000 Iowans was named to the organization’s “America’s Best Small Towns” for 2017 — the sixth edition of its kind. Smithsonian.com teamed up with geographical information company Esri to “identify tiny towns chock full of local culture, history and natural beauty,” then narrowed the list “to pinpoint the destinations that are especially worth making the trip to this year.””Our top 20 picks range from the well-traveled to the offbeat,” Smithsonian.com said, “but each town shares a special something that makes it ripe for discovery in 2017.”

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Vonnahme Law pledges $1.00 donation for each Like

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SIOUX CITY – Vonnahme Law is proud to be a sponsor of the “Caring for Kids” Radiothon at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. The charity treats more kids with more afflictions than any other children’s charity, raising more than $300 million each year for hospitals serving kids.

The annual Radiothon, put on by the radio stations of iHeartMedia, is underway until Friday, April 28th, at 6 p.m.  Donations can be given by calling 712-234-8780 or you can make your pledge online at any time: https://www.unitypoint.org/siouxcity/donate-online.aspx

Vonnahme Law has once again pledged to donate $1.00 to Children’s Miracle Network for each of the next 1000 Likes on their Facebook page.

Why Support Children’s Miracle Network?

As a Children’s Miracle Network hospital, St. Luke’s cares for more than 21,000 Siouxland kids each year facing challenges like diabetes, cancer, premature birth, pneumonia and other illnesses.

With your help, St. Luke’s can continue to provide the best care for children when they need it, right here at home. When you support St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network, you ensure the continued comfort, care and life-saving resources for thousands of children cared for by St. Luke’s each year.