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June 2014

River flooding remains a threat in Iowa City - TheGazette

IOWA CITY — Despite a deluge in Johnson County on Monday, local officials are not expecting flooding from the Iowa River, at least not based on watershed models on Monday afternoon.

Flash flooding was another story on Monday.

“We are looking at two different fronts that we are dealing with, flooding of the Iowa River and flash flooding from the storm,” Iowa City Public Works Director Rick Fosse said. “Certainly, the latter is our issue this afternoon.”

via thegazette.com


Dubuque Street Area Likely to Flood

Weather for Linn... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... BENTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF VINTON... CEDAR COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WEST BRANCH...TIPTON...STANWOOD... MECHANICSVILLE...DURANT... IOWA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MARENGO... JOHNSON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF IOWA CITY... JONES COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ANAMOSA... LINN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CEDAR RAPIDS... * UNTIL 915 PM CDT * AT 306 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WARNED AREA. UP TO 1.5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN 30 MINUTES. * LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO LOWDEN... PALO...MOUNT VERNON...CEDAR RAPIDS...VINTON...BELLE PLAINE... ANAMOSA...MONTICELLO...TIPTON...IOWA CITY...WILLIAMSBURG.


The justices who voted against freedom of religion

By Mike Thayer

The following justices voted against the fundamental right of freedom of religion and the exercise thereof in the Hobby Lobby case:

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, liberal
  • Sonia Sotomayor, liberal
  • Elena Kagan, liberal
  • Stephen G. Breyer, liberal

What else do these justices have in common other than liberalism?  They believe in favoring majority rule, rather than protecting individual rights. 


Iowa City Police Investigate Motorcycle/ Vehicle Fatality Collision

On June 29th, 2014 at 9:39 PM the Iowa City Police Department responded to the area of the 1600 block of Highway One West to a report of motorcycle and vehicle collision. Witness and emergency response personnel arriving on scene were unsuccessful in life saving efforts to the operator of the motorcycle- a 50 year old male. Witness accounts and the preliminary investigation on scene indicate that the motorcycle stopped in the inside eastbound lane and was struck from behind by the eastbound traveling automobile operated by an 18 year old female. Further investigation indicated the operator of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. At this time, pending further toxicology results, alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor.

This matter remains under investigation and no further details will be released at this time to allow for family notifications.

The Iowa City Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Johnson County Ambulance Service, the Iowa City Fire Department, and the Johnson County Medical Examiner's office.


Another demonstration in illogical thought by Blog for Iowa

The suppository of progressive nonsense that is Blog for Iowa has done it again.

In their latest post, authored by Paul "I lack rational thought" Deaton, office product retailer Staples is bashed for making changes and adapting to the current business environment.   But given a pass for failing to adapt to today's business environment, is the United States Post Office!  Deaton even tries to float the old, tired, but very bogus "We need more funding" argument in support of business as usual for the USPS.

It's illogical to slam one organization for making changes with the times, while making a plea to save old school thought that is failing for another organization.

Here's the link to the illogical post for your review:  http://www.blogforiowa.com/2014/06/30/labor-update-staples-boycott/