RoundUp: Iowa gay marriage, a parking shortage & Amber Alerts

Branstad sees hope for gay marriage vote if GOP makes gains A Republican majority in the Iowa House next year would apply sufficient pressure to force both houses of the Legislature to pass a measure allowing Iowans to vote on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, Terry Branstad said Thursday. ___________________________________________ Rain continues to fall Camping enthusiasts and others who frequent Oakland Mills are nervously watching the rising Skunk River. ___________________________________________ Council discusses parking shortage around the square The issue of parking on the square was debated at the Washington City Council meeting Wednesday night. ___________________________________________More Stories Below ___________________________________________ Missouri Amber Alert system praised The Highway Patrol says this week's kidnapping incident involving a Louisiana girl highlights the importance of Missouri's AMBER alert system. ___________________________________________

Sales Tax Hoilday Since 2007, Missouri has had what's called a sales tax holiday, meaning it doesn't charge any sales tax on school supplies, clothing, and computers. ___________________________________________ Man dies after being struck by train A Sedalia, Mo man is dead after his vehicle was struck by a train on Route MM at Menefee Rd. Thursday. ___________________________________________

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