Davenport, Iowa (April 3, 2018) – Applications are now available for the 2018 Mississippi Valley Fair Queen Contest.

The winner of the contest will reign during the fair, which is being held July 31 to Aug. 5, and will assist with various fair activities during the week. The winner also will represent Scott County and the Mississippi Valley Fair at the Iowa State Fair’s queen competition. The Iowa State Fair takes place Aug. 9-19, 2018.

Des Moines, IA – In honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price released the following statement:

Recently, there have been many revelations about Facebook and the way it’s collecting and handling your personal data. I have many concerns and many questions remain unanswered. 

CLINTON, IOWA – In the middle of winter, local news broke about a horrific scene of neglected and abused pit bulls in Clinton, Iowa that captivated the attention of many throughout the region.  The Clinton Humane Society took in the eight dogs right away and have been nursing them back to health, but the non-profit organization needed help as well.

Des Moines, Iowa (March 26, 2018) - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will meet with representatives from Iowa One Call (IOC) and Common Ground Iowa (CGI) on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the State Capitol to officially sign the "April is Safe Digging Month" proclamation.

Diamond Vogel Paint and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2018 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa. This year, and 2019, Diamond Vogel agreed to expand the paint allocation to include Iowa's 70 state parks. 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of Iowa's state park system.

(Washington, D.C., March 23, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Zell Miller:


As your Representative, I have fought to make dealing with the federal government more accessible and transparent to the American people. I have long championed the Plain Writing Act, which passed into law and requires federal agencies to write forms and other public documents in simple, easy-to-understand language.

The Davenport Public Library is excited to announce that it has won a YALSA/Dollar General Summer Teen Intern Grant and will be hiring a Social Media Intern and a Creative Literacy Intern for Summer 2018. Both teen interns will work 50 hours on special projects aimed at celebrating reading and the Summer Reading Program and will earn a $500 stipend.

Senator Charles Grassley, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

Hearing Titled: “See Something, Say Something: Oversight of the Parkland Shooting and legislative Proposals to Improve School Safety”

March 14, 2018