WASHINGTON DC (April 17, 2019) — US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Tunisia and the United States have finalized US export certificates to allow imports of US beef, poultry, and egg products into Tunisia. This announcement follows meetings between US and Tunisian officials on the safety and wholesomeness of US beef, poultry, and egg products.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (April 17, 2019) — Due to the threat of severe weather in Cedar Rapids, the Quad Cities River Bandits series finale Wednesday evening against the Cedar Rapids Kernels has been postponed.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Monday, May 13, at Perfect Game Field in Cedar Rapids. The twin bill will feature two seven-inning contests with game one beginning at 5:30PM.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 17, 2019) — Waste Commission of Scott County facilities will be open regular hours on Good Friday, April 19, and closed on Saturday, April 20, for the Easter holiday. Normal hours of operation will resume on Monday, April 22. Waste Commission of Scott County’s facilities include the following:

MUSCATINE, IOWA (April 17, 2019) — The 18th Amendment went into effect in 1920, prohibiting anyone from selling, manufacturing, importing, or exporting liquor. With its statewide prohibition in 1916, Iowa was one of the three key prohibition states that led the movement. Iowa author and historian Linda McCann will present on Prohibition in eastern Iowa on Thursday, May 2, at the Muscatine Art Center.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 17, 2019) —

Holy Week Travelogue

Wednesday, April 17 @ 6:30PM

Free Admission

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 17, 2019) — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds will sign HF650 into law. The following event is open to credentialed members of the media:

Wednesday, April 17

Gov Reynolds to sign HF650

Governor’s Formal Office

Iowa State Capitol

Des Moines, IA


MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (April 17, 2019) — Although they share the common bond of being senior art majors at Monmouth College, the six artists currently featured in the Everett Gallery of Hewes Library are a diverse group.

WASHINGTON DC (April 17, 2019) — I thank the Environment and Public Works Committee for holding and Senator [Joni] Ernst for chairing this important field hearing on oversight of the Corps’ management of the Missouri River.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 17, 2019) — Today, the Iowa Democratic Party announced it will be inducting eleven Iowans into its Hall of Fame, including long-time Democratic Party supporters Fred and Charlotte Hubbell. The event will take place on Sunday, June 9, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 17, 2019) — Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy during World War II by joining Kevin Braafladt, as the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, in discussing the turning of the tide in the Pacific theatre and the Battle of Midway. The lecture will be held Wednesday, May 8, at 2PM at Eastern, 6000 Eastern Ave.