The heat wave is affecting crops. Despite an earlier than usual first sweet corn harvest, scorching temperatures are now threatening the next few batches. CRI Ag reporter Jon Hoffmann met up with one local farmer and his crew harvesting sweet corn earlier this week. Click here to see video in the fields.
The new healthcare laws are here to stay. In a 5-4 ruling, the United StatesSupreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Healthcare Act. The Supreme Court says President Obama and Congress acted within their powers by requiring most Americans to have health care by 2014. Chief Justice John Roberts says the law's requirement that anyone who chooses not to buy healthcare must pay a fine IS constitutional. The court majority opinion says the fine falls under Congress's power to tax. CRI asked Oskaloosans what they thought about the ruling. Click on Read More to find out what they said. Also visit the Osky News website HERE for more thoughts on what local residents and policy makers think.
On Monday Oskaloosa's Softball Team ended its regular season with a 22-12 overall record and secured half of the Little Hawkeye Conference title. Thursday, OHS looked to add another "W" when it welcomed Pella during the first round of regional play.
Firefighters not only have to work in the heat, they have to do it while wearing heavy gear. CRI's A.J. Hodgeman has more on a new piece of equipment that helps firefighters cool off---it's called a "Portable Rehab Center".