DES MOINES, IOWA (August 16, 2019) — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 2.5 percent in July. The state’s jobless rate was 2.4 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent in July.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 16, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds testified at a field hearing of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, chaired by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA). Gov Reynolds outlined Iowa’s efforts on workforce development through the Future Ready Iowa Initiative, and called for greater federal government flexibility in programs aimed at self-sufficiency.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 16, 2019) – Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg completed the nine-month Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows program, the nation’s premier bipartisan education policy fellowship. Gregg is one of nineteen state leaders from across the country who completed the program. Governor Kim Reynolds was a participant in the inaugural cohort of Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows in 2015.

Q: What’s your take on the so-called Green New Deal?

A: The Green New Deal is a throwback to FDRs New Deal from decades ago. It ostensibly was proposed to address climate change.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 16, 2019) — Three talented Senior division acts (ages 13-21) have advanced to the Championship round in Bill Riley's 60th annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search. Each act will perform again on Sunday, August 18. Two Sprout acts were crowned champions.

Seniors

The names, ages, hometowns and routines are:

 

Marcus Ugolini (16) and Harrison Ingham (16), Ankeny, Vocal Duet

CLINTON, IOWA (August 16, 2019) — The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center, "Clinton, Iowa's Children's Museum," is having a splendid week of fun and play. On Wednesday, customize your own one-of-a-kind butterfly. On Friday, go up, up, and away with Parachute Play; then come read with Ms Cotton on Saturday morning at Storytime Saturday. Each of these programs is free with regular museum admission or membership.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 16, 2019) — The Beloit Snappers continued to play their best baseball of the season against the Quad Cities River Bandits, finishing off the season-series with an 8-3 win on Friday night at Modern Woodmen Park. Nick Osborne went 3-5 with two doubles, a home run, and four runs batted in to guide Beloit to victory.

CLINTON, IOWA (August 16, 2019) — Gilda’s Club Quad Cities is excited to announce that we are adding a new monthly Cancer Support Group in Clinton to accommodate the needs of the community. The new support group will meet on the second Thursday of the month from 10-11:30AM at the Zion Lutheran Church Library, where group members can share thoughts, feelings and their experiences.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (August 16, 2019) — The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA) today praised the signing of the Illinois First-Responders Suicide Prevention Act, a new law the IPPFA drafted that will help fight the number-one cause of duty-related deaths in the state. Governor JB Pritzker signed the legislation today at the Illinois State Police headquarters in Springfield, and the law takes effect immediately.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 16, 2019) — Rural communities are struggling to keep health-care services available to their residents.

Like most Americans, Iowans share growing concerns about the rising cost of prescription drugs, out-of-pocket health expenses, and surprise medical bills. In states such as Iowa and Nebraska, we also face additional challenges that are unique to less populated areas of the country.

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