JOHNSTON, IOWA (January 22, 2021) — Celebrate the work of Iowa filmmakers and explore the art of filmmaking with brand-new episodes of The Film Lounge. Iowa PBS announced today the upcoming fifth season of its popular series that showcases short films created by Iowans. This season includes two new episodes featuring seven short films with varying styles and subject matters.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (January 22, 2021) The City of Rock Island has released the agenda for its January 25 city council meeting during which council members will vote to enter into a contract with the Quad Cities Chamber to provide downtown place-management services.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 21, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the reallocation of $17 million in relief money made available to local governments for direct expenses incurred in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Of the $17 million remaining from the Local Government Relief Fund, roughly $4.7 million was previously allocated to smaller cities and.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (January 19, 2021) — "In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the founding of Keep Iowa Beautiful, 220 Iowans submitted photos sharing what they liked about Iowa," said Kevin Techau, Keep Iowa Beautiful Executive Director.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (January 19, 2021) WQPT, Quad Cities PBS, is revisiting their original fundraiser, “The Auction is at Your House.” The new event is an on-air, on-line auction airing on WQPT January 28 and 29, 8-10PM, while the on-line part of the auction is live now at wqpt.org/auction.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 15, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the hiring of Taryn Frideres to serve as her new Chief Operating Officer. Frideres is an Iowa native who is joining the Governor’s team from the United States Department of State.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 13, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced two Future Ready Iowa grant opportunities for totaling $1.2 million. The Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund is designed to expand opportunities for Iowans to earn post-secondary credentials leading to high-demand jobs and encourage Iowa employers, community leaders, and others to collaborate to support regional workforce-talent development.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (January 13, 2021) - Iowa PBS will present exclusive statewide coverage of the 2021 Iowa State Dance Team Championships on Saturday, January 30, 7PM. The two-hour program showcases highlights of all the winning routines and features interviews with coaches and dancers. The competition will be rebroadcast Sunday, January 31, 1PM.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 12, 2021) – Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the appointment of Adam Steen, currently Director of Business Development at Syverson Strege, to serve as director of the Department of Administrative Services.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 8, 2020) - As of January 7, Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that modifies existing public-health measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The proclamation continues to require that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social-distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn.

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