PEORIA, ILLINOIS (July 1, 2021) — Bradley University congratulates the 1,000-plus students who earned degrees in May.

Your local students include:

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 1, 2021) Join us for a night of fun creating string art! High Strung by 3M will demonstrate how to make string artwork on Thursday, July 8, 6PM, at Fairmount (3000 N Fairmount St). You will create a Mason Jar vase with artificial flowers. Space is limited to 15 adult participants.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 1, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces survivors of assault are now eligible to enroll in the Safe at Home address confidentiality program overseen by his office. Previously, participants included survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, and stalking. The expansion of the program is part of a new law signed by Governor Kim Reynolds on June 17. 

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 1, 2021) — Keep Iowa Beautiful is announcing the 12th Annual Keep Iowa Beautiful Photography Contest. Iowans have the next six months to grab their cameras, or phones, and enter one or all of the five categories.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 1, 2021) — After being shut out in the series opener, the Quad Cities River Bandits got back to their offensive ways including a six-spot in the seventh inning that helped them top the Cedar Rapids Kernels 9-4 on Wednesday night at Modern Woodmen Park.

The Kernels matched Tuesday’s run total with their first swing of the bat as Edouard Julien took Zach Haake deep with a lead-off blast that gave his club a 1-0 lead in the first.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (July 1, 2021) — The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline will open the dramedy I and You by Laura Gunderson on July 15. The plot: One afternoon, Anthony (Michael Alexander) arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's (Adrienne Jane) door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 1, 2021) — Iowa Workforce Development has announced there will be an increase to the amount of maximum weekly benefits paid to unemployed Iowans and to workers injured on the job beginning July 4, 2021. A statutorily-required annual review of wages covered by unemployment insurance has triggered the increase. The average annual wage for insured Iowa workers increased to $52,130.71 in 2020, up from $48,455.86 in 2019.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 30, 2021) — The following local students have been named to the Deans' and President's Lists at Drake University.

HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, HONOR

Bettendorf, IA

Lauren Carroll, Dean's List

Claire Fields, Dean's List

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 30, 2021) — Many of the top election officials from around the country will meet in Iowa this summer. Secretary of State Paul Pate will host the National Association of Secretaries of State’s (NASS) annual summer conference in-person, August 13-16 in Des Moines.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (June 30, 2021) — This past spring, local students graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, DEGREE, PLAN

Davenport, IA

Chase Brandt, Bachelors, Biomedical Sciences

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