DES MOINES, IOWA (June 8, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced up to $1.5 million in grant funding to enhance health-care service delivery throughout Iowa by supporting Centers of Excellence with a focus on innovation and collaboration. The Centers of Excellence are innovative care models that specialize in specific areas of medicine, offer a variety of services and treatments, and create regional access to specialty care.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 8, 2023) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces nineteen Iowa schools qualified for the Carrie Chapman Catt Award this school year. The award goes to schools that register at least ninety percent of their eligible students to vote. More than 2,600 high school students registered this year in conjunction with the Catt Award initiative.

LeCLAIRE, IOWA (June 7, 2023) — LeClaire, Iowa, will host Patriot Riverfest on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 7am-7pm. The Patriot River Fest Inc was created to raise funds for Scott County veterans’ organizations and monuments. This is the inaugural year for the organization, so they hope you will join them. They plan to improve the party each year and raise funds to help renovate patriotic monuments and improve organizations’ ability to provide for Scott County Veterans.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 7, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has sent a letter to President Biden to request federal assistance for Scott County following the May 28 collapse of the Hotel Davenport Apartments in Davenport.

The request for an emergency declaration includes assistance for debris removal, demolition, reimbursement for response activities, and technical assistance.

GALENA, ILLINOIS (June 2, 2023) — Corkless in Galena (Depot Park, 91 Bouthillier St), Summer 2023’s exclusive wine event celebrating Illinois’ family and local owned wineries, will be held Saturday, June 24, noon until 6PM. Spend an afternoon sipping handmade wines of seven Illinois wineries. Taste fabulous food from regional food trucks. Listen to world-class live music while visiting with local artists showcasing incredible handmade creations.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 2, 2023) — State Auditor Rob Sand today responded to Governor Kim Reynolds signing Senate File 478. The bill lets state agencies and the Governor work together to hide documents from the auditor and eliminates checks and balances by killing Iowa courts’ ability to review such decisions.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 1, 2023) – Governor Kim Reynolds and fitness icon Jake (Body by Jake) Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils (NFGFC), have announced the three Iowa schools that were selected to each receive a state-of-the-art $100,000 DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center. The multi-million dollar DON’T QUIT!

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 31, 2023) — The 2023 David R Collins Writers’ Conference will hold a book fair for local/regional authors, publishers, booksellers, and more. The event will be held Saturday, June 24, 10AM-4PM, Gävle Hall (in the Gerber Center for Student Life, Augustana College, 3435 9 ½ Ave, Rock Island, Illinois). A conference-registration fee not required to participate in the books fair. Tables for participants are $10, or two for $20.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 30, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has authorized the deployment of approximately 100 Iowa National Guard troops and thirty Department of Public Safety personnel to help secure the US Southern border.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 30, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds’ landmark Students First Education Savings Account (ESA) program, which promotes universal school choice for K-12 students in Iowa, officially opens for applications on Wednesday, May 31, 8AM.