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DES MOINES - Trump taps Gen. McMaster for NSA

President Donald Trump has nominated Active-Duty Army General H.R. McMaster as his new National Security Adviser just a week after the resignation of Michael Flynn, who was ousted after misleading the Vice-President about his contacts with Russia.  Donald Trump called McMaster "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."

Trump to roll out revised immigration ban

Senior White House officials have confirmed a revised version of President Trump's failed Executive Order on immigration will be signed this week. The order will aim to prevent immigration refugee admittance from seven Muslim majority countries deemed terror prone. This time around, an automatic ban on refugees from Syria will be excluded from the Order.  The Order will also exempt greed card holders and those with dual citizenship from the U.S and those seven countries. 

Bill filed to increase Iowa's speed limit

In the Iowa House of Representatives, a bill has been filed that would increase the speeds on interstates and highways.  Senate file 289 would set the speed limit as high as 75 mph on some highways.  Some concern has been raised about raising the speed limit though, after last year more than half of the 403 deaths on Iowa roads were impacted by the speed of the accidents.

Lawyer takes on speed cameras in court

A central Iowa lawyer is suing to fight the state's use of traffic cameras. In some cases, allowing the owners of the traffic cameras to collect overdue speeding tickets by withholding tax refunds from offenders.  State Senator Brad Zaun has introduced a bill banning automated traffic enforcement cameras.

Rep. Klein tries to dissolve Water Works Board

Legislation in the House introduced by Keota State Representative Jarad Klein would see the Des Moines Water Works Board dissolved.  The bill would replace the board with a regional system to regulate water quality in the state.  Klein says the bill gives control to the people, but the CEO of Water Works says Rep. Klein has no business getting involved in matters involving Des Moines' water.

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