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.
This fall Oskaloosa Students can look forward to new exercise opportunities. It all started last January when PE teachers Ginny Foster and Cyndy Gray started to raise money to turn an old classroom into a cardio room nicknamed the LOFT.
The Oskaloosa Housing Trust Fund committee is holding a work session Thursday evening to go over the results of a Housing Needs Assessment study conducted by graduate students from the University of Iowa. Committee chair Rob Taylor says Thursday's meeting will give the committee a chance to take a closer look at the study and to start brainstorming ideas about how to rehabilitate Oskaloosa's housing stock. Thursday's meeting will be held in the basement of City Hall at 5:30.
Farmers are also wary of this week's hot weather, especially with no rain. Last weekend, Mahaska County got 3 tenths of an inch of rain---but Iowa State Extension Farm Management specialist Bob Wells says that rain needs to keep coming.