Republican Congressman Steve King has agreed to participate in at least eight debates across the 4th Congressional District.
King says voters want he and Democratic challenger Christie Vilsack to debate the issues. King says he's agreeing to two additional debates - to make sure the entire district has the opportunity to learn exactly where they stand on the issues.
He expects the two campaigns will iron out the final details for the series of debates, providing voters with numerous opportunities to hear about the issues.
The first debate would be in Des Moines on WHO radio on July 30th. Among the others are a Sioux City debate at Morningside College on September 29th with others in Spencer on September 8th and a final debate in Orange City at a date to be determined.
The Vilsack campaign has not yet responded to King's proposal.
A PIERSON , IOWA MAN IS DEAD FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN RURAL PLYMOUTH COUNTY. THE PLYMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS 48 YEAR OLD DAVID ALAN KLINGENSMITH DROWNED, AFTER HE WAS PINNED UNDERWATER BENEATH HIS TRACTOR.
THE SHERIFF SAYS KLINGENSMITH WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON TAMARACK AVENUE TUESDAY NIGHT AROUND 10PM WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED A PARKED PICKUP TRUCK AND TWO FISHERMEN ON A BRIDGE.
HE SWERVED TO AVOID THE TRUCK AND THE TRACTOR ROLLED DOWN THE ENBANKMENT INTO THE WATER, PINNING KLINGENSMITH UNDERNEATH IT. THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE IOWA STATE PATROL.
A pilot who helped save 184 people during a 1989 plane crash in Sioux City has died at the age of 69. Dennis Fitch died Monday after a battle with brain cancer.
On July, 19th, 1989, Fitch was a United airlines pilot and flight instructor who happened to be a passenger on United Flight 232 when it lost all hydraulic power while flying from Denver to Chicago.
The DC-10 crash-landed, killing 111 people. Fitch and 184 others survived, due largely to his troubleshooting from the cockpit floor, where he assisted the airliner's pilot, Captain Al Haynes, where he and the crew struggled to control the plunging jet.
United pilot Mike Hamilton says what happened that day has become "a case study in how a crew could work together in an emergency."