MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 8, 2019) — The theatre program at Moline High School offers rigorous classes in Stagecraft and Acting, and every year the students, teachers, and parents produce 5 productions, compete in Speech and Theatre Events with IHSA, and participate in festivals and workshops across the state. All who are involved grow in communication, collaboration, and theatre technique.

Q:  What does a recent report card about lawmakers tell Iowans about your work in Congress?

A:  In January, I launched my 39th consecutive year holding county meetings, at least once, in each of Iowa’s 99 counties.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (February 8, 2019) — On Wednesday, February 13, Governor Kim Reynolds will sign a proclamation establishing February 13 "Iowa Public Television Day" in the state of Iowa in celebration of IPTV's 50 years of educating, informing, enriching and inspiring Iowans.

QUAD CITIES (February 8, 2019) — Applications are now open for the 2019 Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship program.

Unhappy with past court decisions and hoping to control future decisions, Statehouse Republicans are pushing for a court system that will put politics ahead of the law.

Senate Republicans are proposing a new system that will favor their political appointees and donors. Such changes could dramatically alter Iowa’s legal landscape by giving excessive power to the Governor, which defeats our system of checks and balances.

WASHINGTON DC (February 8, 2019) — Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he will be holding a roundtable in Muscatine to discuss the recently passed farm bill, his efforts to expand broadband access in rural communities and other issues facing rural Iowans. Throughout his Investing in Rural Iowa Tour, Loebsack will meet with farmers and other leaders in the rural community to discuss the issues important to farmers and rural Iowans.

DURHAM, NEW HAMPHSHIRE (February 8, 2019) — Triston Harry of Geneseo, Illinois graduated from the University of New Hampshire in December 2018. He/she earned a MSW in Social Work.

Students who received the honor Summa Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.85-4.0: Students who received the honor of Magna Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.65-3.84; and students who received the honor of Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.50-3.64.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (February 7, 2019) — Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix have announced a 45-date tour produced by Live Nation to kick off their World Tour. Emmy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling recording artist Rachel Platten will join as special guest on all dates.

WASHINGTON DC (February 8, 2019) — Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed HR 840, The Veterans' Access to Child Care Act. This legislation will make permanent, and expand, the VA’s Child Care Pilot Program to ensure our veterans have access to convenient, safe and cost-free child care when they have VA medical appointments, including mental healthcare appointments. The pilot program was established in 2010 at four VA facilities.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (February 8, 2019) — The following local students were among those who received degrees from Clarke Universiy in December:


Bettendorf, IA

Collin B J Herington, Bachelor of Arts, Sport Management

Camanche, IA

Kyler Matthew Campie, Bachelor of Science, Psychology