CEDAR FALLS, IOWA (August 20, 2019) — On August 23, NextGen Iowa will register new and returning UNI students to vote as they arrive to campus for the fall semester. From GOP inaction on gun violence and climate change to the racist and violent rhetoric coming out of the White House, young voters are poised to play an outsize role in the outcome of November 2020. NextGen Iowa is hard at work engaging young people across the state about what is at stake in 2020.

DES MOINES, IA (August 19, 2019) — Sheep breeders brought their best animals to the Columbia Sheep show, judged Friday, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Isaiah Buck of New York Mills, MN exhibited the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Ewe, as well as the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Ram.

Premier Breeder and Exhibitor also went to Isaiah Buck. Thiesen Family Columbias of Alden were second in both, with Macoy Thiesen of Sauk Centre, MN being third.

BUFFALO, IOWA (August 19, 2019) — The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) project in Buffalo, Iowa will be at 10AM on Saturday, August 24, 2019, on Elm Street near the intersection with Iowa 22 in Buffalo.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 19, 2019) — A four-run fifth inning propelled the Cedar Rapids Kernels to their first win in a series against the Quad Cities River Bandits on Monday night at Modern Woodmen Park. Josh Winder matched his career-high with nine strikeouts on the mound while Tyler Webb went 4-5 with two runs batted in to lead the Kernels offensive attack.

LeCLAIRE, IOWA (August 19, 2019) — Cassatt Drywall along with American Family Insurance — The Haffarnan agencies are hosting “Vettes on the River — Vettes Supporting Vets” in LeClaire, Iowa. All money raised from the 2019 Vettes On The River event will be donated to Quad City veterans’ organizations.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (August 19, 2019) — The Moline Foundation announces the 2019 Vietnam Veterans of America QC Chapter 299 scholarship recipients:

1. Arron Kristof, Black Hawk College

2. Micah Douglas, Black Hawk College

3. William A. Schultz, St. Ambrose University

DES MOINES– Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg on Monday released a public schedule update for events during the week of Monday, August 19–Sunday, August 25, 2019.

The following events have been added and are open to credentialed members of the media:


Wednesday, August 21

Gov Reynolds visits Iowa State University’s Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

3115 Louisa-Washington Road

Crawfordsville, IA



In 2004, Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry called his ever-shifting position on the war in Iraq "nuanced" as a way of explaining why he was for it before he was against it and why his prescriptions for its future kept changing.

"Nuance" pops up frequently in debates on politics and public policy, almost always as an excuse for either non-specificity on a current position or flip-flopping from a past position.

WASHINGTON DC (August 19, 2019) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley will complete his annual 99 county meetings of 2019 on August 27 by holding a town meeting in Clay County.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 19, 2019) — Multicultural entrepreneurs along with business and community leaders are invited to network over breakfast, 7:30-8:30AM, Thursday, August 22, at Catalyst Kitchen inside St. John's Lutheran Church, 4501 7th Avenue, Rock Island.