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This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, August 29th.
According to the National Weather Service, we’ll have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. It will be partly sunny, with a high near 86. Winds from the south, 5 to 10 mph, coming from the northwest in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected, except for possibly higher amounts in thunderstorm areas. Then tonight, it should be mostly clear, with a low around 61.
On Sunday, Republican U.S. Representative Ashley Hinson - who is running for re-election - hosted ‘Ashley’s BBQ Bash’ at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City, with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Tim Scott, of South Carolina, as guests. Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Rep. Jim Banks, of Indiana, also spoke at the rally. Speakers ripped President Joe Biden, congressional Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over passage of a sweeping climate and health care package and a student loan debt cancellation plan they argue will worsen inflation, and raise taxes during a possible recession. Hinson is running in Iowa’s new 2nd Congressional District against Democratic state Sen. Liz Mathis of Hiawatha. Hinson currently represents Iowa’s 1st U.S. House district. According to Hinson’s campaign, more than 750 people attended the BBQ Bash.
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