Des Moines, Iowa - Sept. 13, 2017 - Iowa One Call is an essential component to safe and legal autumn landscaping projects. Iowa law requires at least 48-hour notice before excavation. This service is free to the homeowner and assures underground facilities are located and marked with color-coded spray paint and flags.

With the U.S. ranking No. 14 on this year’s World Happiness Report, down one spot since the previous edition, and research proving that money up to a certain dollar amount can contribute to happiness, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Happiest States in America.

CHICAGO (Sept. 5, 2017) - The following statement can be attributed to Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti regarding the future of the federal Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Immigration is personal to me.  My mother was a refugee from Cuba and my father emigrated legally from Ecuador.  While my parents came to this country under very different circumstances, they had the common goal of achieving the American dream. 

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley today made the following statement regarding President Trump’s announced plans to suspend the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order, or DACA.

DES MOINES (September 5, 2017) President Trump’s decision to end federal protection for a group of young immigrants threatens the well-being of our communities and runs counter to our best values, according to a Quaker group that has worked for immigrant rights in Iowa for over two decades.

On 09-03-17 at approximately 4:05 am Scott Emergency Communications received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle accident in the 9000 block of 140th St. Scott County Sheriff’s Office, along with Blue Grass Fire Department, MEDIC Ambulance, Buffalo Police Department, Scott County Conservation Officers, and Iowa State Patrol responded to the scene.

WASHINGTON – Preliminary data provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in response to recent inquiries from the House and Senate Judiciary Committees indicate that the Obama administration allowed thousands of DACA recipients to exploit an immigration law loophole to obtain green cards. The data also show that more than a thousand DACA recipients have already obtained citizenship.

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Senator Mike Lee of Utah are again inquiring about the abuse of an immigration law loophole that allows unauthorized immigrants to obtain a green card and, eventually, U.S. citizenship. The two senators previously wrote to the Obama administration on this issue in March 2016.

The Rock Island Human Rights Commission recognizes and honors the service of Javier Perez. Mr. Perez served on the commission from 2014 – 2017, including a term as Chair for two years. Javier served the Commission with distinction, bringing his considerable passion to ensure that all Rock Island citizens have an avenue to preserve their human rights. He truly was a rock solid Rock Islander.

4-H Crowns Top Dogs at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/25/2017) (readMedia)-- Youth from across the state competed in the 4-H Dog Show held Sunday August 20 at the 2017 Iowa State Fair. Dogs were judged in three divisions: obedience, handling and rally.

Complete results below:

Champion Pre-Novice A Obedience: Sierra Pearson, Union County

Reserve Champion Pre-Novice A Obedience: Lane Whirrett, Clarke County