The public had a chance to witness Iowa Supreme Court hearings in-person Wednesday night in Council Bluffs.
The Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments at Iowa Western Community College on two cases. One case involved the ACLU and Atlantic School District, and focused on records requests regarding disciplinary action taken against employees. The other case involved local ordinances in Hamburg, Iowa, relating to sexually-oriented businesses.
The 2012 spring runoff season is underway along the Missouri River.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials say releases from Gavins Point Dam averaged 22,000 cubic feet per second during February. It’ll stay at that level through the middle of this month, and then increase for the start of the navigation season. Last year’s record runoff season led to devastating flooding along the Missouri River in Nebraska and Iowa.
Motorists may have noticed a recent increase in gas prices in the metro area.
John Deskins, Associate Professor of Economics at Creighton University, says there’s no need to worry. Though he does anticipate gas prices will rise in April, May and June as they usually do when summer approaches, he expects the prices will also decrease by fall.
According to Deskins, it is difficult to pinpoint one specific reason for the recent run up in gas prices.
A UNO political scientist expects all four GOP presidential candidates will stay in the race following Super Tuesday.
Results of the ten Super Tuesday primaries were split. In Ohio, GOP candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum were locked in a close race. Santorum, Romney, and Newt Gingrich all picked up wins, and delegates.
Omaha Police Chief Alex Hayes is retiring from the department.
A news release from Mayor Jim Suttle’s office says Hayes will retire March 30th. He’s been with the Omaha Police Department for 25 years, the last two-and-a-half as Police Chief. Hayes took over following former Chief Eric Buske’s departure in 2009.