MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 18, 2019) — The Quad City Storm presented the United Way of the Quad Cities with a check in the amount of $1000 Tuesday afternoon, continuing their commitment to giving back to the community that supports them. The funds were granted to the Storm to donate to a charity of their choice as part of the SPHL’s Wanda Amos award which recognizes a team, individual, or alumna for their outstanding work in the community.

WASHINGTON DC (June 18, 2019) — Senators Charles "Chuck" Grassley and Mark Warner today called on federal investigators to improve transparency surrounding their review of the fatal shooting of Bijan Ghaisar by US Park Police in 2017. In letters to the FBI and National Park Service, the senators are requesting an update of the investigation as well as the U.S. Park Police’s policies regarding the use of force.

 

LINCOLN, NE (June 18, 2019) — More than 5,100 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have been named to the Deans' List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students for the spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year.

MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN (June 18, 2019) — The following students from the area graduated in May 2019 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, DEGREE, HIGH SCHOOL (if listed)

Davenport, IA 

Benjamin Bassier, MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, Assumption High School

On June 14 — "Flag Day" in the United States — US Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and US Representative Steve Womack (R-AR) proposed a constitutional amendment: "The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States." President Donald Trump promptly indicated his support for the amendment via Twitter, calling it a "no-brainer."

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 18, 2019) — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds talked about how the Future Ready Iowa Initiative, registered apprenticeships, and work-based learning opportunities continue to expand economic opportunities for Iowans during the second American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.

WASHINGTON DC (June 18, 2019) — A bipartisan group of Senate Judiciary Committee members today introduced legislation that modernizes and strengthens criminal laws against money laundering — a critical source of funding for terrorist organizations, drug cartels and other organized crime syndicates. The Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2019 updates criminal money laundering and counterfeiting statutes, and promotes transparency in the U.S.

WASHINGTON DC (June 18, 2019) — Opening remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee, from the hearing on the President’s 2019 trade-policy agenda and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

 

I am pleased to welcome our witness, Ambassador [Robert] Lighthizer, and thank him for being here. We have been eager to have you before the committee for this very important annual hearing to discuss the President’s trade agenda.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 18, 2019) —

COUNTRY: 6/22 JP HARRIS — 21+ — $15 —  Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel

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