DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 29, 2021) — Thursday, October 7, 7:30PM, River Music Experience and Quad City Arts will present a free concert by the internationally-recognized drummer and composer Paa Kow (pronounced “Pah-Ko”) in the Redstone Room at 129 N Main Street, Davenport.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 29, 2021) — The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors recently awarded a total of more than $13.2 million in federal housing tax credits to support the construction of 699 rental homes for Iowans. The eighteen rental housing projects are located in Boone, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Council Bluffs, DeWitt, Grinnell, Johnston, Marion, Marshalltown, Shenandoah and West Des Moines.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 29, 2021) — CareSource, a nationally recognized nonprofit managed care organization, is announcing its intention to submit a proposal to serve Iowans covered by Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In May, the Iowa Department of Human Services announced its intention to release a request for proposal (RFP) to procure managed care organizations (MCOs) to provide care through the Iowa Health Link Medicaid program.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 29, 2021)  Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the appointment of Kraig Paulsen, currently director of the Iowa Department of Revenue, to serve as interim director of the Department of Management.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (September 28, 2021) — Celebrate fall with outdoor performances at the Muscatine Art Center. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy two free family-friendly performances and opening day of the Scarecrow and Jack-o-Lantern competition.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 28, 2021) — Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins will hold three community presentations for election questions and answers during the month of October. Both Auditor Tompkins and Elections Supervisor James Martin will be available to review recent changes in Iowa election law and answer questions from the public about how these laws will impact elections in Scott County.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (September 28, 2021) — Meet Iowans who face the daily challenges of living DeafBlind and learn about the technology that assists them in Iowa PBS's new documentary. Living DeafBlind in Iowa premieres Monday, October 18, 8PM, on statewide Iowa PBS, 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 28, 2021) Join us for a virtual "read-out" of passages from books that have been challenged for their right to remain available to the public. This annual event is co-presented with the Midwest Writing Center in recognition of Banned Books Week, September 26-October 2, 2021, 6-8PM. Join us in celebrating our awesome freedom to read!

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 28, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate kicked off his annual drive to register Iowa high-school students to vote on Tuesday through the Carrie Chapman Catt Award initiative. Every school in Iowa that registers at least 90 percent of their eligible students to vote will receive the award, named after the Iowan who was a national leader in the women’s-suffrage movement. Last year, 22 schools won the award.

ATHENS, OHIO (September 28, 2021) — More than 1,900 students graduated with Bachelor's, Master's, or doctorate degrees from Ohio University for summer semester 2021.

Students included: