DES MOINES, IOWA (November 26, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald is celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities this December 3. "This year's motto for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is The Future is Accessible, which fits in perfectly with our goal for the IAble savings plan. An accessible future is always our goal with IAble," Fitzgerald said. "IAble is a tax-advantaged savings plan for individuals with disabilities.

On November 15, US president Donald Trump pardoned two US Army officers accused of war crimes (one convicted, the other awaiting trial).

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (November 26, 2019) — Visit Quad Cities, the region's official Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DMMO), initiated a destination master planning project for the Quad Cities regional destination with Resonance, a global leader in tourism, economic development, place strategy, and real-estate development.


MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (November 26, 2019) — This year's "Christmas at Monmouth" event will once again be a full celebration of the holiday, with a Christmas service being held in the midst of the traditional concert featuring many of the College's musical ensembles.

IOWA FALLS, IOWA (November 25, 2019) — Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) will award three $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors in 2020 who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university.

The scholarships are in honor of three pioneers in KIB's 20-year history:

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F Kennedy


AMES, IOWA (November 25, 2019) — Emily Kulhanek of Davenport, Iowa (52807), who is majoring in Elementary Education, received the Faltinson-Anderson Family Scholarship for the Fall 2019 semester.

The College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University awards scholarships such as Kulhanek's to support students completing unpaid internships or student teaching.

WASHINGTON DC (November 25, 2019) — Consistent with the Commerce Department’s Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico (the Agreement), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today notified the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of an additional need for sugar in the US market of 100,000 short tons of refined sugar.* Consequently, Commerce has increased the quantity of Mexican refined-sugar permitted to be exported by 100,000 short tons. This increase in

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 25, 2019) — The Iowa State Fair is bringing one of country music's biggest stars to the 2020 Grandstand. Five time Grammy Award winner, Chris Stapleton, will play the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Friday, August 21, at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 2, 2019, at 10AM. This year marks Stapleton's first performance at the Iowa State Fair.

ATHENS, GEORGIA (November 23, 2019) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to sign a