BETTENDORF, IOWA (August 21, 2019) — It was an ambitious three-year fundraising campaign and an extremely aggressive six-month construction schedule, but the new STEAM center is ready to open, just in time for the 2019-20 school year. The 3-story, 30,000 plus square foot facility is equipped with state-of-the-art makerspace, science labs, band, and math classrooms.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (August 21, 2019) — The Cedar Rapids, Iowa Branch of the NAACP will host their 77th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the IBEW/Miller Hall, 1211 Wiley Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. The banquet will begin with a reception at 5:30PM, followed by dinner and awards, 6-8PM. The theme for this year’s banquet is "WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN", consistent with the NAACP’s mission to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equ

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 21, 2019) — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for Madison, Marion, and Warren counties in response to August 20 severe storms and tornadoes.

WASHINGTON DC (August 21, 2019) — The Congressional Budget Office released a new update Wednesday to its Budget and Economic Outlook: 2019 to 2029, the first since the recent agreement to lift budget-caps and increase spending. 

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (August 21, 2019) — The African American Museum of Iowa and the NAACP will conclude their eight-month long series of community forums this Sunday, August 25, at the Museum, 2-4PM. The committee’s final vision plan for implementation will be shared. The “Not Without Me!

DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 21, 2019) — The Northgate Mall Hy-Vee store (1823 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa) will be the scene of a surprise announcement Thursday, August 22, at 1PM, when it’s revealed that one of the location’s employees has been named a 2019 Hy-Vee Legendary Customer Service Award recipient.

WASHINGTON DC (August 21, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley is pressing the internal watchdog arm of the Department of Commerce regarding recent staff departures, low morale, and falling productivity after hearing from nearly a dozen whistleblowers.

EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS (August 21, 2019) — A grants submission deadline has been announced by the East Moline Community Fund, an affiliate fund of The Moline Foundation. Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply if they serve the citizens of East Moline and the surrounding area.

WASHINGTON DC (August 21, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley, a family farmer, will join former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss the benefits of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for American agriculture.

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Andrew Wheeler outlining the damaging effects of the 31 new small refinery waivers (SRE’s) undermining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Gov Reynolds and Sec Naig also extended an invitation to Sec Wheeler to come to Iowa and see the devastating impact of these exemptions firsthand.