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Steve King wins close race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District
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Steve King wins close race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District

Steve King encountered his toughest opponent of his congressional career, but emerged Tuesday night with a victory and a ninth term representing Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District. King, the Republican from Kiron, defeated Democrat J.D. Scholten of Sioux City by just more than three points last night. The GOP Congressman received 50.33 percent of the vote,...

Reynolds earns full term as first woman elected governor of Iowa
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Reynolds earns full term as first woman elected governor of Iowa

Kim Reynolds made history Tuesday night, becoming the first woman to be elected governor of Iowa. The Republican incumbent defeated Democrat Fred Hubbell to earn her first full four-year term as governor. She became governor in May 2017 when then-Gov. Terry Branstad was appointed to U.S. Ambassador to China. “I am proud to say I...

Election results: Federal, state and local
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Election results: Federal, state and local

Here’s how Election Day panned out for federal, state and local races affecting Clay County, along with a look at how Clay County voted in each race. Note: Vote totals are unofficial, but all precincts have reported. Bolded candidates have been declared winners.   Federal United States Representative District 4 Read: Steve King wins close race...

Iowa House District 2: Jones, Odor enter Election Day
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Iowa House District 2: Jones, Odor enter Election Day

Iowa House District 2 voters will decide today between a veteran incumbent Republican and a Democratic challenger running for elected office for the first time. Megan Jones, the 31-year-old Republican from Sioux Rapids, has represented the district since 2013. Her focus, she told the Signal, is to keep the state heading forward on the path...

King says he’s confident he’ll win big again; Scholten says King’s actions suggest otherwise
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King says he’s confident he’ll win big again; Scholten says King’s actions suggest otherwise

Some might say Steve King’s been hitting the campaign trail harder than usual. Most of the Republican congressman’s appearances leading up to Election Day have been in front of friendly crowds, but still, you could make an argument that he’s recently been – to borrow a phrase from his campaign opponent – showing up. The...

Adorable & Adoptable: Meet Patches, Sunshine and Jake from People for Pets
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Adorable & Adoptable: Meet Patches, Sunshine and Jake from People for Pets

  Each week, the Spencer Signal teams up with People for Pets and Miss Behavin’ Boutique to feature a selection of pets ready to find their forever homes. This week’s featured pets are Patches, Sunshine and Jake. Patches Domestic medium hair, male, black and white/tuxedo, adult This handsome boy is Patches. He’s a quiet, laid...

Chamber, main street directors would be city employees under idea being researched
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Chamber, main street directors would be city employees under idea being researched

Executive directors of Spencer Main Street and the Spencer Chamber of Commerce would become city employees so they could access city benefits under an idea that’s still being discussed and researched. At a city finance and personnel committee meeting Monday night, representatives from both organizations said the health and retirement benefits available to city employees...

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