THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ANOTHER WELL KNOWN SIOUX CITY PARADE IS COMING UP.APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JULY 10TH FOR THE ANNUAL RIVER CADE PARADE.
THIS YEAR'S PARADE IS WEDNESDAY JULY 18TH AND FOLLOWS THER TRADITIONAL ROUTE UP DOUGLAS STREET TO 10TH, AND THEN DOWN PIERCE TO THE LONG LINES FAMILY CENTER.
COORDINATOR PHIL CLAEYS SAYS THERE'S SOME NEW ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR RIVER CADE THIS YEAR.
THE HOT AIR BALLOONS RUN JULY 13TH THROUGH THE 15TH ON THE RIVERFRONT. THAT SAME WEEKEND THERE'S THREE NIGHTS OF CONCERTS AT WINN-A-VEGAS CASINO.
YOU CAN FIND OUT ABOUT MORE EVENTS ONLINE AT rivercade.com
THERE'S NO TRASH OR RECYCLABLES PICK UP IN SIOUX CITY ON JULY 4TH.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY COLLECTIONS ARE PUSHED BACK A DAY THE REST OF THIS WEEK.
THE CITY LANDFILL IS ALSO CLOSED ON JULY 4TH.
The U.S. Department of Education has approved Iowa's request for a one-year freeze on state targets under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Iowa Education Director Jason Glass says the freeze will give the state time to seek permanent relief from the "unrealistic accountability measures."
Iowa's request followed a decision by the federal government to deny the state a waiver from key provisions.
Sioux City Schools superintendent Dr. Paul Gausman says student assessment needs to be looked at over a full year instead of a "snapshot".
Under the law, all children are required to be at grade level in math andreading by 2014. Schools that don't accomplish that goal face stiff penalties, including mandates to replace staff.
Dr. Gausman says most of Iowa's schools would be considered at risk in 2014 under the current No Child standards:
The number of schools affected by the freeze isn't known because the state education department is in the midst of a progress report based on tests during the last school year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
IOWA CONGRESSMAN STEVE KING SAYS THERE WILL BE FAR REACHING CONSEQUENCES FROM LAST WEEKS SUPREME COURT DECISION TO UPHOLD PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE PROGRAM.
THE 5TH DISTRICT REPUBLICAN SAYS THE SUPREME COURT HAS GIVEN CONGRESS THE POWER TO COERCE PEOPLE TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES THROUGH TAXATION:
KING SAYS THE COURT'S DECISION ON OBAMACARE MEANS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE CAN PUNISH YOU IF YOU REFUSE TO PURCHASE A PARTICULAR PRODUCT OR SERVICE, EVEN SOMETHING LIKE BROCCOLI:
KING SAYS NOTHING LIKE THE COURT'S DECISION HAS EVER HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF THE U.S. JUDICIARY. HE CALLS THE DECISION A BREATHTAKING REACH BY THE COURT.
KING MADE HIS COMMENTS ON KSCJ'S "IMPACT" WITH SAM CLOVIS.
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