DES MOINES, IOWA (July 7, 2020)  Governor Kim Reynolds announced that $50,000,000 in federal funds allocated through the CARES Act will be invested in Iowa’s mental health-care system.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (July 7, 2020) — The Quad Cities Community Foundation has awarded nearly $110,000 to 10 Quad Cities non-profits to strengthen their ability to do their work. The Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants provide funding to local organizations for staff-training, board-development, strategic-planning, technology, and more to help them carry out their missions.


MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (July 7, 2020) — Moving to remote-learning last spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic allowed some Monmouth College faculty the opportunity to explore other teaching methods, some of which they'll carry forward into their post-pandemic classes.

If there's been one bright spot in America's COVID-19 experience, it's the near-complete shutdown of an expensive and obsolete government-education system cribbed from mid-19th-century Prussia.

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA (July 7, 2020) Augustana University announced today that Kelsey Ruff of Bettendorf, Iowa, has been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2019-20 academic year.

The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above.

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WASHINGTON DC (July 6, 2020)  The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) today announced the fiscal year (FY) 2019 payment error-rate for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The error rate is a key indicator of payment accuracy, measuring a state’s ability to determine a household’s eligibility for SNAP and issue benefits in the correct amount.

Q: What concerns from Iowans did you bring to the table to share with the IRS commissioner?

A: Conducting oversight of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) helps me ensure the federal tax-collecting agency is serving tax-payers fairly and effectively.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (July 6, 2020)  Ascentra Credit Union has been named by Forbes Magazine as Iowa’s 2020 Best-In-State Credit Union.

WICHITA, KANSAS (July 7, 2020) Wichita State University has announced the names of more than 3,700 students who were on the WSU dean's honor roll for spring 2020.

To be included on the dean's honor roll, a student must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.