UPDATE — Winter Weather Advisory now includes Franklin, Wright counties in our area

first_img.A band of snowfall and strong wind gusts will spur a rapid change in weather conditions across central Iowa over the next few hours. Expect brief moderate to heavy snowfall and winds gusting in excess of 35 to 45 mph, which may create near-blizzard conditions at times in some areas. Travelers should be alert for quickly deteriorating road conditions. The short duration of the snowfall will limit accumulations.Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Humboldt-Including the cities of Algona, Forest City, Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Mason City, Clear Lake,and Humboldt853 AM CST Mon Dec 9 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY…* WHAT…Expect a quick burst of snow with dramatic visibility reduction due to moderate to heavy snowfall rates and blowingsnow. The visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile at times. The limited duration of the snowfall will limit accumulations to1 to 2 inches or less.* WHERE…North Central Iowa.* WHEN…Until noon CST today.* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions and visibilities under a quarter mile at times due to intense snow rates andblowing snow. The hazardous conditions are expected to impact the morning commute.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Expect the potential for rapidly deteriorating conditions to approach the Mason City areabetween 9 AM and 10 AM.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Slow down and use caution while traveling.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.IAZ025-026-033>037-044>048-057>060-070>073-081>083-092>094-091800-/O.EXB.KDMX.WW.Y.0035.191209T1500Z-191209T1800Z/Wright-Franklin-Sac-Calhoun-Webster-Hamilton-Hardin-Crawford- Carroll-Greene-Boone-Story-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Polk-Cass-Adair-Madison-Warren-Adams-Union-Clarke-Taylor-Ringgold-Decatur-Including the cities of Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Hampton, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Denison, Carroll, Jefferson, Boone, Ames, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset, Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Corning, Creston, Osceola, Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Mount Ayr, Lamoni, and Leon853 AM CST Mon Dec 9 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY…* WHAT…Expect a quick burst of snow with dramatic visibility reduction due to moderate to heavy snowfall rates and blowingsnow. The visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile at times. The limited duration of the snowfall will limit accumulations to aninch or less.* WHERE…Central and South Central Iowa.* WHEN…Until noon CST today.* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions and visibilities under a quarter mile at times due to intense snow rates andblowing snow.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Expect the potential for rapidly deteriorating conditions to approach the Boone and Ames areabetween 9 AM and 10 AM…Des Moines metro between 930 AM and 1030 AM…and Osceola to Lamoni between 10 AM to 11 AM.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Slow down and use caution while traveling.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.last_img read more

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Teacher unions supply big money

first_img“The board does approve (the contract), but it is worked out between the district and the teachers,” Elbling said. Some say the endorsement by the teacher unions is as important as they money provided. “When you’re a long-term incumbent, it’s tantamount to getting the Good Housekeeping seal of approval,” said Pacheco. “It shows that teachers respect the work you’re doing.” But the money is nice to get, Pacheco said. “There were no tear stains on that check,” he said. Candidates who don’t get that endorsement or money can still win, said La Mirada Councilman Hal Malkin who has observed many school elections. “Definitely, there can be a backlash,” Malkin said, referring to concerns about too strong of a presence by the union. Harry Jacobs, another contender for the Whittier Union High School District board who didn’t receive teacher union money, agrees with Malkin. “I have a growing base of support outside of that particular interest group,” said Jacobs, who has raised nearly as much money as Pacheco and three times as much as Schneider in the race. Jacobs said he isn’t bothered he didn’t receive the teacher union endorsement, and said if elected he wouldn’t hold it against teachers. “There will be no ill feelings,” he said. “When I get elected, I’ll work with the board. What happened in the campaign happened in the campaign.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAnd it’s why the teacher unions are the only regular group that gives in school board elections, he said. In the Whittier area, Montebello Unified School District incumbent Marcella Calderon has received $9,000. David Vela, a challenger in the district, was given $4,000. The Whittier Union High School District’s teacher union gave $2,000 to incumbent Ralph Pacheco and challenger Tim Schneider. The East Whittier School District’s teacher union gave $3,000 to challenger Dimitri Elbling. Some might say the donations are a conflict of interest when it comes to contract negotiations, but Elbling doesn’t see it as a problem. NORWALK – Whittier-area teacher unions again are the top source for campaign money in the Nov. 6 school board elections. So far, local unions have donated a total of $21,000 to five candidates running in three separate elections, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office. That’s nothing new, said Whittier Councilman Owen Newcomer, also a retired professor of political science from Rio Hondo College. “The teachers have a direct personal, professional and economic interest in school board policy,” Newcomer said. “They’re close to it as classroom teachers.” last_img read more

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