IOWA 4TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN TOM LATHAM SAYS THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS APPROVED A STATE REQUEST FOR OVER 37-MILLION DOLLARS IN FLOOD RELIEF FUNDING.
LATHAM, WHO CHAIRS THE HOUSE D-O-T/H-U-D APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE, ANNOUNCED THE GRANT WEDNESDAY.
THE MONEY WILL BE USED TO REPAIR ROADS DAMAGED BY LAST SUMMER'S MISSOURI RIVER FLOODING
THE FISHING IS ABOUT TO GET A LITTLE BETTER AT SOUTH SIOUX CITY'S CRYSTAL COVE.PARKS DIRECTOR GENE MAFFIT SAYS THE NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION WILL STOCK 4500 TROUT IN THE LAKE WEDNESDAY.
MAFFIT SAYS ADDING THE FISH TO THE COVE DOES MORE THAN JUST BENEFIT FISHERMEN:
MAFFIT SAYS THE COVE IS NEARLY ICE FREE THIS WINTER BECAUSE OF THE WARM WEATHER, SO IT WILL BE EASIER TO RESTOCK THE LAKE COMPARED TO PAST JANUARYS.
Mitt Romney finished ahead of Rick Santorum -- by just eight votes! Mitt Romney addressed his supporters about two hours before the final tally was revealed.
It appears Romney came within six votes of receiving the exact same number of votes as he did in the 2008 Caucuses.
Romney made a point of citing the different kind of Iowa campaign he ran this time.
Romney led the pack, followed by Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney says he recognizes victory in Iowa doesn't guarantee the Republican presidential nomination, saying "I want to make sure this isn't just a one-state sendoff."
Romney tells NBC's "Today" show he was "absolutely delighted" with his victory Tuesday since he had been "way behind in the polls."
But he concedes "it's a long road ahead" and that some are uncomfortable with his conservative credentials.
Asked how he could celebrate such a narrow victory, Romney says, "We've got a field of seven viable candidates, so it's just mathematically impossible to do much better than that."
Romney, who won by only a handful of votes, said he understands he's "got a target on my back," but that he has "broad shoulders" and is ready to defend his record.
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