DES MOINES, IOWA (August 27, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, August 16, and Saturday, August 22, was 6,954. There were 6,201 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 753 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for August 16-22 was 84,248, an increase of 1,806 from the previous week.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 27, 2020) Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 26, 2020) Governor Kim Reynolds announced $5 million in funding from the Corona Virus Relief Fund to support the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund. Grant applications open today and will provide funding opportunities for employers, employer consortiums, community organizationsn and non-profits, to provide training, books, tools, and wrap-around support for Iowan

JOHNSTON, IOWA (August 26, 2020) Iowa PBS will hold an Iowa Press debate for the 2nd Congressional District on Thursday, September 24, at Iowa PBS studios in Johnston. The hour-long debate will begin at 7PM. The program will air live on statewide Iowa PBS and be streamed on, YouTube and Facebook.


MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (August 26, 2020) A sad but "very relevant" autobiography by an actress in one of television's biggest hit shows will be featured in a September discussion at Monmouth College.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 26, 2020) Tikly, a graduate of Des Moines’ StartUpCity initiative, is doubling down on its efforts to support musicians and organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic through a free tool called the “Virtual Tip Jar.”

DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 26, 2020) Are you struggling to check emails and help your children with homework? The Library is here to help! You may have seen a large Sprinter van in your neighborhood with a giant owl on it it’s a Library van and it offers free WiFi!

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 25, 2020) ― Honda has agreed to pay more than $85 million in a multistate settlement over allegations the automaker concealed safety issues related to defects in the frontal air-bag systems installed in certain Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the United States.

As a result of the settlement, the state of Iowa will receive nearly $1.25 million, Attorney General Tom Miller announced.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 25, 2020) Governor Kim Reynolds announced today that she has allocated approximately $100 million of federal CARES Act relief funds for a range of agricultural programs to offset the impact of COVID-19 on farmers, producers, and agricultural industries.

IOWA FALLS, IOWA (August 24, 2020) On Friday, May 8, graduates of Ellsworth Community College took their next step as they became alumni of the College. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MCC was unable to have a ceremony to honor the graduates.