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Governor Branstad activates Iowa Individual Assistance Program for Cass, Harrison, Montgomery, Pottawattamie and Ringgold counties PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Monday, 09 June 2014 09:42

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad has issued a proclamation of disaster emergency and activated the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for Cass, Harrison, Montgomery, and Ringgold counties in response to recent storms. Additionally, Pottawattamie County, which was already declared to be under a disaster emergency on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, will be opened to individual assistance.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $39,580, for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for the expense of temporary housing. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available at the “Disaster Assistance” link on the Iowa Department of Human Services website: www.dhs.iowa.gov.

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STATEWIDE CANVASS SUPPORTING NEW CLIMATE RULES KICKS OFF ON SUNDAY PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brad Anderson   
Friday, 06 June 2014 14:57
IOWANS GATHER SIGNATURES IN SUPPORT OF NEW EPA CLIMATE RULES LIMITING CARBON POLLUTION
(Des Moines) – This Sunday Iowans will gather in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport to go door-to-door collecting signatures in support of the newly announced proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants, a major driver of climate change.

“As a parent of two young children, I believe it is my responsibility to ensure my kids are left with a sustainable climate, clean air to breath and an innovative, 21st century economy to start a career,” said Des Moines parent William Rock, who will be knocking doors in Des Moines on Sunday.  “I refuse to stand on the sidelines during this important debate on climate change, which is why I’m going door-to-door to urge Iowans to support the new rules to limit carbon pollution.”

The canvasses are open to the media and individual canvassers will be available to interview.

SUNDAY, JUNE 8TH:

DES MOINES:

•    What:  Launch of door-to-door canvass in support of new rules to limit carbon pollution.
•    Where:  Java Joes coffee, 214 4th St, Des Moines
•    When:  Launch is at 12:00.  Canvass is from 12:00 – 2:00 PM.
•    Media Contact:  Josh Skipworth, 319-499-0765, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DAVENPORT:

•    What:  Launch of door-to-door canvass in support of new rules to limit carbon pollution.
•    Where:  Java Joes coffee, 836 E River Dr, Davenport
•    When:  Launch is at 11:00 AM.  Canvass is from 11:00 – 1:00 PM.
•    Media Contact:  Kirk Cychosz, 715-630-9912, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CEDAR RAPIDS:

•    What:  Launch of door-to-door canvass in support of new rules to limit carbon pollution.
•    Where:  New Bo Market, 1100 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids
•    When:  Launch is at 4:00 PM.  Canvass is from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.
•    Media Contact:  Tim Mahern-Macias, 402-980-9399, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Anheuser-Busch Surprises Chad Pregracke and Living Lands & Water with $90,000 Donation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lindsey Herzog   
Friday, 06 June 2014 11:47

To celebrate World Environment Day, Anheuser-Busch employees spent the day sorting through 30,000 pounds of trash removed from the Mississippi River and beautifying the Soulard neighborhood with the help of Chad Pregracke, found Living Lands & Waters and winner of CNN’s 2013 Hero award.

That’s not the only way Anheuser-Busch gave back today, though. After the clean-up, A-B surprised Pregracke and Living Lands & Waters with a $90,000 donation. Anheuser-Busch has had a strong relationship with Pregracke for many years and was excited to honor his commitment to the environment.

Anheuser-Busch was also honored today by Missouri Speaker of the House and State Representative Timothy Jones, who issued a proclamation to A-B in recognition of the company’s environmental efforts.

View photos from today’s World Environment Day efforts here.

 
Ranger to Lead Family Campfire Program on West Branch Village Green PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adam Prato   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 14:52

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Join a national park ranger for an evening family campfire program at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site on Saturday, June 14. The program is free and begins at 9:00 p.m. The ranger will discuss how national parks restore and preserve remnants of our nation’s once vast tallgrass prairie.

The campfire program takes place on the village green at the intersection of Parkside Drive and Main Street in historic downtown West Branch.  Visitors and their families are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, and toasting sticks and marshmallows.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

110 Parkside Drive

PO Box 607

West Branch, Iowa 52358

319 643-2541 phone

319 643-7864 fax

www.nps.gov/heho


Twitter: @HooverNPS

Facebook: HerbertHooverNHS

 
Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Pottawattamie County PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 09:21
(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad this evening issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for one county in response to today’s storms.
The Governor’s proclamation, for Pottawattamie County, allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of the storms.
As of 8:30 p.m., no other Iowa counties have requested state assistance. The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Governor’s Office continue to closely monitor the situation.
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