DES MOINES, IOWA (February 18, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds is pleased to announce that Iowa is partnering with SANS to offer the Girls Go CyberStart competition again this year. Iowa first participated in CyberStart in 2017 and Girls Go CyberStart just one year later. As a result, several Iowa students received scholarships for advanced education in cybersecurity and other prizes.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 18, 2019) — The 2019 Iowa ProStart Invitational will be held at the Hy-Vee Hall B — Iowa Events Center. The competition is open to the public, hence, no cover.

The competition is two-fold:

PELLA, IOWA (February 18, 2019) — The cover story of the Summer 2018 issue of Central College's alumni magazine, Civitas, won a gold award in the platinum category for the best story of the year from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 18, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds will sign HF 306 and HF 307 during her weekly press conference on Tuesday, February 19.

Tuesday, February 19

Gov Reynolds to sign education bills


Iowa State Capitol


SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (February 18, 2019) — Mental health problems are pervasive in Illinois. More than 2.5 million Illinoisans, including an estimated 850,000 young people under age 25, struggle with some form of mental health condition, from mild to severe. And far too many — the majority of Illinoisans with mental health issues — who need treatment are forced to go without.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (February 18, 2019) — The Iowa Council of Foundations (ICoF) and the Iowa Gaming Association (IGA) have released their joint annual report, "Building Iowa's Communities through Philanthropy: A Snapshot of the 2017-2018 County Endowment Fund Program and Grants Made by Casino Nonprofit Organizations".

DAVEPORT, IOWA (February 18, 2019) — Davenport Fire investigators will be back this morning at the scene of a Sunday night apartment fire in northwest Davenport. Davenport Fire Captain Jim Woods says six fire companies were dispatched shortly before 6:30 PM to the Breckenridge apartment complex in the 4300 block of North Division Street.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 16, 2019) — Learn about waste management with Green Iowa AmeriCorps! Join us at Eastern (6000 Eastern Ave.) Monday, February 25, at 6PM, and we will go over everything from where your trash goes when it’s picked up off the curb to the basics of recycling. An activity on composting will follow.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 16, 2019) —Snow is expected to arrive around 11PM this evening, Saturday, February 16, and last through approximately 6AM, Monday, February 18. Snow accumulation of three to five inches is projected to fall during this long duration snow event.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 15, 2019) —

What: The PACG [Progressive Action for the Common Good] Drug Policy Forum has organized a public educational forum to address the need to improve Iowa’s medical cannabis laws by expanding qualifying conditions and raising the 3% cap on THC to actual therapeutic levels. As Iowa has some of the harshest marijuana laws in the country, we will also address the need for decriminalization and harm reduction.