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.

The June 3 premiere of Hamilton on streaming service Disney+ marked the end of a five-year wait for audiences who hadn't seen the hit musical on stage.

WASHINGTON DC (July 2, 2020) Senators Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), co-chairs of the Senate Baltic Caucus, today announced that their bipartisan amendment expressing support for coordinated action to ensure the security of our Baltic allies Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 2, 2020) On Wednesday, July 1, the US Department of Labor awarded Iowa $3,450,000 in grant funds intended to support activities that improve the State's ability to serve, improve, and expand the Registered Apprenticeship Program model.

PLATTEVILLE, WISCONSIN (July 2, 2020) The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced its Chancellor's List, honoring those with perfect 4.0 grade-point averages for the spring 2020 semester.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 2, 2020) Governor Kim Reynolds announced she has directed $490 million of the $1.25 billion in Coronavirus relief funds Iowa was provided through the CARES Act, to be deposited into Iowa's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. The deposit will ensure that eligible Iowans continue to receive unemployment insurance benefits, and will also enable Iowa employers to remain in Tax Table 7 for 2021.

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