DES MOINES, IOWA (May 24, 2019) — The Iowa Democratic Party has announced it will be hosting its annual Fall Dinner on Friday, November 1, at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

WASHINGTON DC (May 24, 2019) — Representative Dave Loebsack announced today that he will be attending various gatherings to help honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation this Memorial Day weekend. All stops are open to the media. Loebsack’s schedule for Sunday and Monday is below.

SUNDAY, 5/26



Keokuk Memorial Day Ceremony

1701 J Street


MONDAY, 5/27


DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 24, 2019) — The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities is reporting that the continued rainfall, saturated ground-conditions, and the potential for several rounds of thunderstorms over the weekend, will lead to rising river levels. The Mississippi River is continuing to rise and potentially increase to a level between 20.5 feet and 23 feet at the Rock Island location as soon as May 31 (see second link below). As a result of this information:


WASHINGTON DC (May 24, 2019) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley released the following video message in honor of the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country.

Transcript available below.

“On Memorial Day, our nation remembers and honors all those who have paid the ultimate price in service to our country.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 24, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, May 27–Sunday, June 2, 2019.

The following events are open to credentialed members of the media:


Monday, May 27

Gov Reynolds commemorates Memorial Day at Camp Dodge

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum

6107 NW 78th Ave

Johnston, Iowa



DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 24, 2019) — Kids in 3rd through 5th grade are invited to join the Summer Book Explorers! Every month, we’ll discuss a book and work on crafts and activities. Registration is required.

Summer Book Explorers will meet on the following dates:

Thursday, June 13, 1-2PM at Fairmount (3000 N Fairmount St)

Thursday, July 11, 1-2PM at Fairmount

Thursday, August 8, 1-2PM at Fairmount

DES MOINES - Today, Governor Kim Reynolds vetoed House File 732, an act relating to Iowa’s existing medical-cannabidiol program.

Gov Reynolds said the following in HF732’s transmittal letter:

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 24, 2019) — MedPharm Iowa, along with thousands of Iowa patients, are greatly disappointed by Governor Kim Reynolds’ veto of House File 732. Her decision today, despite the support of 80% of Iowans and a strong bipartisan majority of the Iowa House and Senate, will greatly hurt Iowans trying to fight debilitating medical conditions. 

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 24, 2019) — The Quad Cities River Bandits used a balanced offensive-attack and quality-pitching to beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 12-3 in the opening-game of their homestand on Friday night at Modern Woodmen Park. All nine players in the Bandits batting order finished with at least one hit and seven different players drove in a run. The game was the fourth true home-game for the River Bandits this season.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (May 24, 2019) — The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation is offering up to 20 $1,500 scholarships to individuals who are continuing their education in nursing, physical/occupational therapy (PT/OT), or health administration with the intent of working in long-term care. 

Scholarship applications are due by May 31.