DES MOINES, IOWA (May 11, 2021) — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) here in Iowa, thanks Governor Kim Reynolds for her announcement today that the State of Iowa will end its participation in the federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits on June 12.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 11, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced new measures to address the State of Iowa’s severe workforce shortage. Effective June 12, 2021, the State of Iowa will end its participation in federal pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs. The Governor also announced that effective June 13, 2021, Iowa will no longer waive employer charges for COVID-related unemployment insurance claims.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 6, 2021) United Way Quad Cities revealed its “blueprint” to ensure students graduate from high school prepared for success in college or career, families are financially stable, and Quad Citizens live long, healthy lives, during a livestreamed event on Thursday at John Deere World Headquarters in Moline.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 6, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, April 25, and Saturday, May 1, was 3,375, a decrease of 580 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 4, 2021) Rise United is a community-wide collaborative effort to improve racial equity and quality of life for Quad Citizens. Spearheaded by United Way Quad Cities, the goal is to achieve measurable improvements in education, health and income in 10 years.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (April 30, 2021) — Solar energy is coming to the Quad Cities International Airport. Solar panels affixed to the terminal roof and a new carport structure will provide a clean, renewable energy-source for the airport, and a covered parking-option for nearly 200 spots in the short-term lot. Two additional electric-vehicle charging-stations will be added to the existing three once the project is completed.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 29, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, April 18, and Saturday, April 24, was 3,893, a decrease of 3,088 from last week’s adjusted numbers. There were 3,494 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 399 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 28, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced two Virtual Town Hall meetings to support and inform the Child Care Task Force.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 26, 2021) The RIA Federal Credit Union will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new location at 11AM, Friday, May 7, 2021, at 4460 16th St, Moline, Illinois. The pandemic hasn’t gone away, but the community is prepared to attend public events safely and with confidence.