WASHINGTON DC (June 1, 2020) — A bipartisan group of 60 members of Congress led by Representative3s Scott Peters (D-CA) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX)  

Protests quickly broke out nationwide following the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, which was caught on video and quickly went viral.

Yes, Chauvin has been arrested and charged with murder.

Yes, the usual "voices of reason" are issuing a new round of calls for "police reform," just as they do after every police murder of an unarmed, non-violent civilian.

SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA (June 1, 2020) Katherine Anne Marr of Rock Island was among the more than 600 master's and doctoral degree candidates at The University of Scranton whose degrees were conferred at a virtual celebration ceremony on May 30. Degrees were conferred to graduates in a group who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2019, as well as January and May of 2020.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (June 1, 2020) Emily Ostrowski, from East Moline, a Senior, has been named to the college's Dean's List for the spring 2020 semester. Ostrowski is a graduate of Alleman High School.

To be eligible for Dean's List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.6 or higher.

AMES, IOWA (June 1, 2020) With the cancelations of running events across the state, OneIA Challenge strives to unite runners and walkers alike. Over $500 has already been raised for local running stores and charities throughout the state. Adaptive Sports Iowa has partnered with OneIA Challenge to raise funds during these especially hard times.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 1, 2020)  Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement on May 31 after Polk County initiated a 9PM CDT curfew: 

CANTON, MISSOURI (June 1, 2020) Culver-Stockton College recently recognized 114 students on its honor roll for academic achievement during the spring 2020 semester. The following students were named to the list:

Grace Herington of Bettendorf IA

Megan Johnson of DeWitt IA

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (June 1, 2020)  On May 31, Governor JB Pritzker signed a disaster proclamation for Cook County to expedite the use of state resources, personnel, and equipment to help the City of Chicago in its work to keep people safe.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 1, 2020) Governor Kim Reynolds and Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie released the following statements on the protests and violence that occurred in downtown Des Moines on the evening of Friday, May 29:

Gov Kim Reynolds:

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 29, 2020) — The Iowa Utilities Board issued an order this week approving the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line. This line will enable thousands of megawatts of clean, low-cost, renewable energy to access the electric grid.