FOREST CITY, IOWA (May 15, 2023) — Are you tired of writing in isolation and struggling to get feedback on your script?

Do you have a script collecting dust in your desk drawer that needs a fresh set of eyes?

Or maybe your script is so good, it could make Quentin Tarantino weep with envy.

We can’t promise Quentin Tarantino will weep with envy, but we can offer you the chance to showcase your work at our open-script read event.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 15, 2023) — Young people cry out for help all over Iowa and rural Illinois. They have been disrespected, bullied, name-called, and physically attacked — all because of who they are as LGBTQ+ human beings. Many feel isolated and lonely and commit acts of self-harm. The rhetoric is amplified by targeted hate legislation that came out of Iowa this Spring, and by politicians currying votes in stoking fear of “the other,” who isn’t “like us.”

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 15, 2023) — The top issues for health care leaders are being examined by leading experts Wednesday, June 13, at the Iowa Hospital Association Summer Leadership Forum:

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 12, 2023) Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird has announced new claims in her lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s illegal immigration-parole action. Those new claims challenge the Biden Administration’s attempt to use immigration parole to release illegal immigrants into the country while record numbers flood the southern border.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 12, 2023) — In its seventh year, the Quad Cities Chalk Art Fest will take place June 24–25, 2023, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island, Illinois. The festival starts at 10AM on both days and goes till 7PM on Saturday and 5PM on Sunday.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 12, 2023) — After twenty-plus years, the David R Collins Writers’ Conference (formerly known as the Mississippi Valley Writers’ Conference) will return to the campus of Augustana College this summer, June 22-24. Featuring our stellar Conference Faculty (Kali White VanBaale, Keith Pilapil Lesmeister, Jesus “Chuy” Renteria, and Rebecca Wee) leading three-day workshops, participating in a Community Conversation keynote event, and holding a public reading.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 12, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to a potential class action lawsuit regarding unemployment assistance:

“The federal government doesn’t get to run the state of Iowa or impose policies that damage our economy. Paying people to stay home at a time when there are more jobs available than people to fill them defies common sense. Iowans know there is dignity in work.”

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 12, 2023) — Aprons have stories to tell if we are willing to listen. On Tuesday, May 16, 6:30PM, Fairmount, join us for a presentation that takes a nostalgic look at the fashion and function of aprons through the years with humor and bits of trivia thrown in for good measure. This presentation includes a fashionable display of different styles, fabrics, and designs along with other associated items.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (May 12, 2023) — Twenty-three students enrolled in the Henry B Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa who received annual awards presented by the Department of Accounting.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (May 12, 2023) — More than 100 current University of Iowa students to participate in the 2023 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival, an event staged annually by the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates.