DES MOINES, IOWA (February 17, 2020) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Scott Marler to serve as Director at the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT). His appointment is effective Monday, February 17, 2020.

INDIANOLA, IOWA (02/17/2020) — Simpson College ( today announced the names of local students who made the Dean's List for the 2019 Fall Semester.

The following students made the Dean's List by achieving a minimum 3.7 GPA for the semester:

INDIANOLA, IOWA (February 17, 2020) — Simpson College ( today announced the names of local students who made the President's List for the 2019 Fall semester.

The following students made the President's List by achieving a 4.0 GPA for the semester:


PELLA, IOWA (February 17, 2020) — Central College is pleased to announce Kellie Gorsche Markey, a 1988 Central graduate, will speak at the college's commencement May 16, 2020, in H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse.

As a political junkie, I get lots of e-mail pleas from politicians and political advocacy groups. Today, I got one from US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Well, not exactly. That's what the "from" header said, but the message was signed "Team AOC" and delivered via Daily Kos.


MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (February 14, 2020) — Hannah Maher has been named Vice President for Development and College Relations at Monmouth College.

Most recently, the College's interim vice president for development and college relations, Maher has served the College's development efforts in a number of capacities since 2010, including as associate vice president for development and college relations and director of alumni engagement.

Q: Is progress being made on America’s opioid crisis?

A: The Trump administration continues making progress to end America’s opioid crisis and save lives.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (February 14, 2020) — GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers will hold its annual celebration of acceptance at the 2020 “i have a Voice” Gala.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 14, 2020) — Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg  released their public schedule for the week of Monday, February 17, 2020-Sunday, February 23, 2020.

The following events are open to credentialed members of the media:


Monday, February 17, 2020

Gov Reynolds holds Executive Council meeting 

Governor’s Office — Robert Ray Conference Room 

Iowa State Capitol

Des Moines, IA



PLATTEVILLE, WISCONSIN (February 14, 2020) — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces its Dean's List, honoring those full-time students who earned high honors in their respective colleges in the fall 2019 semester.