Lauren Schroeder, a senior at Rivermont Collegiate, was born with only 20% blood supply and had to be given blood to survive. In 2017 she was diagnosed with Chronic Anemia and Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome. She will require blood to managing these diseases for the rest of her life.

Brad Greve, President, Great River Area Labor Federation and United Steelworkers Local 105:563-343-7652
Julia McMeekan, Field Organizer, Great River Area Labor Federation: 309-738-1446
Jennifer Sherer, Director, University of Iowa Labor Center: 319-321-8320

Save Our Labor Center: Public Hearing Wednesday in Bettendorf

More than 800 graduates receive degrees at the end of Iowa State's 2018 summer term

AMES, Iowa (August 21, 2018) - Iowa State University awarded a total of 843 degrees at the end of the 2018 summer term. Of the students receiving degrees, 481 were awarded bachelor's degrees, 226 received master's degrees and 136 received doctor of philosophy degrees.

Graduates listed below are from your area. 

Coalition of states and local governments oppose EPA’s new pollution rules

DES MOINES -- Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s proposed plan to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever national limits on climate change emissions from existing fossil-fuel power plants:

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Dianne Feinstein of California, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Rob Portman of Ohio and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota introduced the bipartisan Missing Children’s Assistance Act of 2018. The bill would reauthorize the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and continue the fight against child abduction and exploitation.

IOWA CITY — Dr. Christopher Peters will be participating in an Iowa political tradition on Friday when he speaks on the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair. His appearance is scheduled for 4 p.m. and will last approximately 20 minutes.

EAST MOLINE, Ill. (August 13, 2018) – East Moline’s annual Freedom Fest featuring a car and bike show, Kids Zone, live music, over a hundred crafters, artists and market vendors and a pre-festival motorcycle ride with six-time UFC champion Randy Couture fills East Moline’s 15th Avenue with family fun and community pride from 2 – 11 p.m. on Saturday, August 18.

News from Iowa State Fair

For more information contact: Mindy Williamson, 515-262-3111 x204,

Young Alphabet Aces Win State Fair Spelling Contests

DES MOINES, IA (08/14/2018) (readMedia)-- Elementary-aged children from across the state squared off in the Youth Spelling Bee, judged Friday, August 10, at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.

Complete results below:

New data shows more AmeriCorps members come from Davenport than other mid-sized cities 

Davenport, IA —When it comes to enrolling in AmeriCorps, Davenport residents rank fifth among mid-size cities, according to new data released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program and leads the nation’s national service and volunteer programs.