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Vaccine mandate for health care workers halted nationwide by Louisiana judge

By JANE NORMAN AND LAURA OLSON A federal judge in Louisiana issued a ruling Tuesday blocking nationwide the Biden administration mandate requiring millions of health care workers be vaccinated against COVID-19.A suit challenging the mandate was led on behalf of multiple states by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, a Republican, and U.

Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 11/23/21

November 23, 2021The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Seeman, Bierschenk and Primmer were present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. at the conference room at the Benton County Service Center. Members of the public were provided the zoom access capability to join in during open session and livestream at https://www.
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Benton County Vendor Publication Report 11/10-11/23/2021

Vinton Police Department Log for Week November 22-28, 2021

All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminalcharge is merely an accusation, and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions.Adult ArrestsNovember 17 Deshawn Reed 36 Vinton, IACharged with Theft in the Fifth DegreeNovember 27 Kaitlyn Halstead 21 Cedar Falls, IACharged with Possession of Controlled Substance-Marijuana 1st andPossession of Drug ParaphernaliaNovember 27 Samantha Kluppelberg 37 Vinton, IACharged with Domestic Abuse Assault- Injury or Mental Illness-1stJuvenile Referrals NoneSix Citations for Offenses were issued for the Week of November 22-28, 2021.

Minutes of the Regular Meeting Board of Directors VSCSD

Minutes of the Regular MeetingBoard of DirectorsVinton-Shellsburg Community SchoolsNovember 22, 2021Call to OrderPresident Rob Levis called the regular meeting to order at 6:09 p.m. in Central Office Board Room.Roll Call / Pledge of AllegianceSue Gates, Kathy Van Steenhuyse, Rob Levis, Mike Timmermans, Tom Burke, Jake Fish,Becky Williams, Kyle Koeppen, Superintendent, and Brenda Barkdoll Board Secretary/Treasurer were present.
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VSCSD Summary of Bills November 22, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE                              The City of Vinton will hold a public hearing to discuss proposed changes to ward and precinct boundaries within the City limits. Changes are a result of the 2020 census results.

Dept.of Public Safety Kicks Off Required Statewide Human Trafficking Training

Human trafficking is happening in communities across Iowa. Increased efforts to stamp out these horrible crimes will now include a new statewide training initiative within the lodging industry. In 2021, the Iowa Legislature passed a law (Iowa Code 80.45A) that require Iowa lodging providers who host public employees or publicly-funded events and conferences to train their staff on human trafficking.
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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING AGENDA 11/29/21

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING November 30, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Board of Supervisors Room ** Agenda is not printed in any particular order; only time specific items will be addressed at certain times https://www.youtube.com/bentoncountyiowa 1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order 2. 9:05 A.M. Barb Greenlee RE; Set land use hearing date for John & Rhoda Harris apart of the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ Sec 23, T85N, R9W 3.

Precinct Boundaries to be Redrawn

Every 10 years, following the census, district lines, are redrawn across the states to ensure a more equal number of voters in each district. The same happens locally. Boundaries are redrawn in the cities with the same idea. Vinton has begun the process to recreate the precincts adjusting for expansion inside the city limits.PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE                              The City of Vinton will hold a public hearing to discuss proposed changes to ward and precinct boundaries within the City limits.
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