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Thursday morning read: More snow ahead, Grassley and Trump talk NAFTA, ripple effects of P&G layoffs

People walks across the Pentacrest as snow falls in Iowa City on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
People walks across the Pentacrest as snow falls in Iowa City on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

More snow: Just days after a winter storm caused dozens of crashes around the state, more snow is expected to hit Eastern Iowa. The National Weather Service predicts moderate to heavy snow, beginning Thursday evening and lasting into the day Friday, including impacting the Friday morning commute. Four to eight inches could accumulate. Stay safe, Eastern Iowa. 

Grassley pushes Trump on NAFTA: Grassley was among a group of senators who met with and discussed trade policy with President Donald Trump Wednesday. Though Trump has threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, it is generally seen as being beneficial for farmers who trade internationally. Read more >

Ripple effects of P&G layoffs: After Procter & Gamble announced plans to cut 500 jobs in Iowa City and move them to a newer, larger plant in West Virginia, other businesses in the area could be impacted. ALPLA employs 250 people at its plant that supplies plastic bottles to Procter & Gamble. They'll be looking for a new customer. Read more >

Iowa House Republicans call for $2.8 million in mid-year budget cuts: This number falls in between midyear deappropriation plans proposed by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Senate Republicans. Read more >

Also in the Iowa Legislature yesterday, a bill to allow guns on school grounds, a bill to ban racial profiling by law enforcement officers, a bill to add $32 million to K-12 budgets and more (including rules to hunt catfish by bow and arrow).

Chrome Horse returns to NewBo: After leaving New Bohemia following a fire in 2014, the Chrome Horse has returned to the neighborhood, in the building that was most recently NewBo Ale House. The Blairs Ferry Road location of Chrome Horse remains open. Read more >

 

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