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.

EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS (07/08/2020) Theresa Granato of Coal Valley, Illinois, was named to the President's List at Illinois Central College for the Spring 2020 semester. The academic honor is presented to students who earn a perfect 4.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (July 8, 2020) — The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi today announced its 2020 Literacy Grant recipients. The grants of up to $2,500 were awarded to 12 Phi Kappa Phi members across the nation.

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA (July 8, 2020) A total of 16,470 students enrolled during the 2020 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President's List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's).

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 8, 2020) A new Test Iowa clinic site is scheduled to open in Kossuth County on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

The new clinic site will be located at the former Ernie Williams Harley Shop at 2701 US-Hwy 18 in Algona. Hours of operation this week are: Wednesday. July 8, 8AM-4:30PM; Thursday, July 9, 1-4PM; and Friday, July 10, 8:30-10:30AM.