Feb 5, 2024 - News

The Ear: Your news catch up

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⛽️ Ethanol production in Iowa set a record in 2023. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)

🐆 Blank Park Zoo has a new snow leopard from the Bronx Zoo. (WHO-13)

🏛️ Doug Jensen — a metro-area resident convicted of charges linked with the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot — has been released from a federal prison. (KCCI)

📄 Gov. Kim Reynolds introduced a bill that would legally define mother as "female" and father as "male."

  • It would also require transgender Iowans to have birth certificates and driver's licenses that list their assigned sex at birth and their gender identity. (WHO-13)
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