WASHINGTON DC (January 16, 2020) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, President pro tempore of the Senate, aided in the selection process of the new Architect of the Capitol, Brett Blanton. As the Architect of the Capitol, Blanton will lead the agency and oversee the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex. Blanton was sworn in this morning by Chief Justice John Roberts.

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (January 16, 2020) — 55 Morningside College students graduated with bachelor's degrees and 23 graduated with Master of Arts in Teaching degrees in December 2019.

Morningside College is a private college in Sioux City, Iowa that offers over 65 majors and pre-professional programs, online graduate programs in education and nursing, and an online bachelor's degree completion program. Learn more at morningside.edu.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 16, 2020) — State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announces the opening of the 2020 Robert D Blue Scholarship at rdblue.org as an outlet for students to fund their higher-education goals.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 16, 2020) — On Thursday, January 16, at 11AM, in the State Capitol Rotunda, Governor Kim Reynolds will sign a proclamation declaring January as “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month.” The Governor has been actively involved in this issue for four years and serves as an honorary board-member for the Network Against Trafficking and Slavery.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 16, 2020) — “Ice is Nice” says the Figure Skating Club of the Quad Cities (FSCQC). A special public session is set for Saturday, January 18, to recognize US Figure Skating Associations (USFSA)’s National Skating Month at The River’s Edge, 700 W River Drive, in Davenport, Iowa. The “Skate with Us” ice session from 3:15-5:15PM provides a chance for the public to learn more about skating opportunities in the Quad Cities.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (January 16, 2020) — Quad Cities’ Student Services invites all Quad Citizens to submit images of art, photos, and designs for possible display in the 5th Annual Campus Art Show.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 16, 2020) — Gilda’s Club and Genesis Cancer Care Institute are partnering to offer a 6-week cancer survivorship series called Cancer Transitions™.

There will be two options to attend:

  • Wednesdays Wednesday, February 5–March 11, 2020, 10AM– noon


WASHINGTON DC (January 16, 2020) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, as president pro tempore of the United States Senate, today presided over the opening of the impeachment trial of the President of the United States.

On August 11, 2014, officers from the Caldwell, Idaho Police Department asked for Shaniz West's permission to enter and search her home. They were looking for her ex-boyfriend. West authorized the search and handed over her keys.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 16, 2020) — Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to Congress ratifying the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA):