IOWA CITY, IOWA (July 2, 2020) Darcell Stokes grew up with a keen sense of helping people.

Stokes, who graduated from the University of Iowa in May, was raised in Waterloo, Iowa, by parents who are social workers. She and her siblings regularly helped their parents in myriad ventures working at soup kitchens, pitching in at polling drives, or volunteering at food pantries.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 2, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, June 21, and Saturday, June 27, was 8,300. There were 7,617 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 683 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for June 21-27 was 143,488.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (July 2, 2020) Ninety University of Iowa student-athletes have been named Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars. Among the Iowa honorees, 29 maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the 2019-20 academic year.

Michael Baer of Bettendorf, Baer 52722

Karson Sommer of Bettendorf, Sommer 52722

Konnor Sommer of Bettendorf, Sommer 52722

Isabella Blackman of Bettendorf, Blackman 52722

WASHINGTON DC (July 2, 2020) — Representative Dave Loebsack praised House passage of HR2, the Moving Forward Act, a comprehensive infrastructure bill that includes key investments toward our surface transportation, broadband, and public education infrastructure, on Monday, July 1.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 2, 2020)  A new Test Iowa clinic site is scheduled to open in Pottawattamie County on Monday, July 6, 2020.

The new clinic site will be located at All Care Health Center, 902 South 6th St, in Council Bluffs.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (June 2, 2020) — One of the more consequential cases of the 2019-20 United States Supreme Court term regarding the limits of presidential power was closely followed by a Monmouth College political science class, including two May graduates who are heading to law school.


PELLA, IOWA (July 2, 2020) More than 325 students were named to the Central College dean's list for Spring 2020.

The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester.

Those named to the dean's list from your area are:

Rebekah Beard of Geneseo

Allison Cheatheam of Davenport

William DeHaan of De Witt

In July 1864, Confederate forces led by General Jubal Early attacked Fort Stevens and Fort DeRussy on the outskirts of Washington DC. Union forces drove them away after two days of skirmishes, but the battle threw a scare into the capital city and constituted a high point in the Confederacy's Shenandoah Valley campaigns.

More than a century and a half later, the Confederates are back in Washington, meeting stiff resistance on Capitol Hill but garnering support from the White House.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 1, 2020)  With the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement taking effect on July 1, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement:

“USMCA is a historic agreement for Iowa families, farmers, and small-business owners. I’m grateful to President Trump, Ambassador [Robert] Lighthizer, and the entire administration for their unwavering commitment to getting this agreement done.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 1, 2020) — COVID-19 has affected more than your ability to go shopping, eat at restaurants, or visit your family. The pandemic has affected your mental health! Join us Thursday, July 16, 12PM, for a Zoom presentation on how to move forward mentally and learn secrets to long-term success and survival.