LENEXA, KANSAS (July 9, 2020) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the 2013 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters. These amendments would further reduce toxic emissions from certain types of units and represent continued clean air progress made by the Trump Administration.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (July 9, 2020) Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, extends a warm congratulations to the following Class of 2020 graduates:


Bettendorf, IA

Markel Mommsen, Doctor of Physical Therapy,

Clinton, IA

Krista Nicole Atkinson, Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, cum laude

Davenport, IA

WHITEWATER, WISCONSIN (July 9, 2020)  Molly Ethington from Rock Island, Illinois, earned a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on May 16, 2020.

Ethington graduated with a Master of Business Administration in business administration.

More than 1,700 students received degrees this May, including 1,685 from the Whitewater campus and 95 from the Rock County campus.

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN (July 9, 2020) Synclaire Lunardi from Bettendorf, Iowa, graduated from Carthage College. The pre-recorded Virtual Commencement ceremony debuted on May 23. A traditional celebration will be held on campus at a later date.


DES MOINES, IOWA (July 9, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, June 28, and Saturday, July 4, was 10,698.

WASHINGTON DC (July 9, 2020) — In a victory for the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty, the US Supreme Court has reaffirmed the right of religious schools to be free from government meddling in decisions involving religious doctrine and who is allowed to teach that doctrine.

WEST DES MOINES (July 9, 2020) The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation has announced the winners of its 2020 scholarship programs. Thirty-three Iowans have been awarded scholarships, totaling $48,000, to pursue an education in health-care. Award-winners included Iowa high-school students, current long-term care employees, and a veteran of the US Air Force Reserve.

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN (July 9, 2020) More than 1,100 students have been named to the Carthage College dean's list for the spring 2020 semester. Dean's list honors are accorded to Carthage students who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average while carrying at least 14 credit hours during a semester.

Area students named to the dean's list:

Maeve Dwyer of Davenport (52803)

Audrey Lewis of Milan (61264)

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 9, 2020) — Nothing about Spring 2020 has been usual for graduating seniors and college students. And so students were thrilled to receive an extra $1,000 scholarship award from The Moline Foundation in addition to the regular scholarships they won.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 8, 2020) This July marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, administrator of Iowa's ABLE plan, IAble, is recognizing this as an opportunity to celebrate. "2020 has been a significant year for individuals in the disability community and their families," said Fitzgerald.