WASHINGTON DC (December 9, 2019) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget board member Paul Volcker died yesterday at the age of 92. The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget:


DAVENPORT, Iowa (Dec. 9, 2019) — A beloved Quad-Cities’ family tradition for more than ten years, the Polar Express Pajama Parties kick off Thursday, December 12, with four action-packed days of holiday fun and the timeless holiday movie at the Putnam Museum & Science Center.

The Putnam has scheduled 10 showings of “The Polar Express 3D” — the visually-stunning holiday classic, which will be brought to life on the GIANT Screen, towering six stories tall.

WASHINGTON DC (December 9, 2019) — Prepared Floor Remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee:


Senator [Ron] Wyden and I released an updated version of our bipartisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act. 

It will now deliver even more savings for seniors and Americans with disabilities.

It also helps pay for critical health programs.

Billions of dollars saved in out-of-pocket costs.

WASHINGTON DC (December 9, 2019) — Representative Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in Clinton and Scott Counties for open office hours. Brian Kramer, Rep Loebsack’s District Representative, will be at the following locations. Brian Kramer will be on hand to work with individuals who are having difficulty with a government agency, have suggestions for Dave, or would just like to share their concerns. Members of the public are invited to attend.

WASHINGTON DC (December 9, 2019) — Senate Finance Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley released the following statement regarding the release of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Special Compliance Personnel Program Annual Report.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 9, 2019) — The Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded the Iowa Judicial Branch a three-year, $500,000 grant to establish uniform standards for Iowa’s adult problem-solving courts and to implement a long-term strategy to create a statewide system of support and accountability. Implementation of the strategy began with the recent hiring of a Statewide Problem Solving Court Coordinator.


AMES, IOWA (December 9, 2019) — The Women, Food and Agriculture Network is excited to launch its application process for the Harvesting Our Potential (HOP) program in 2020. This program helps train aspiring women farmers and supports beginning women farmers by giving them the opportunity to work with women who are already farming successfully.

PELLA, IOWA (December 9, 2019) — 50 Central College students will perform as part of the A Cappella Choir in the 45th annual Christmas Candlelight Concerts. The A Cappella Choir will perform at 7:30PM, Thursday, December 12, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Des Moines. The group then will join the Chamber Singers, Orchestra and Handbells for performances at 8PM, Friday, December 13, and Saturday, December 14, on the Hoekstra Family Stage in historic Douwstra Auditorium.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (December 9, 2019) — The following individuals from your area are among the more than 1,800 prospective candidates for degree attending University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee commencement exercises Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Milwaukee.

UWM is the second-largest university in the State of Wisconsin, with approximately 25,000 students, both undergraduate and graduate.



Davenport, IA