DES MOINES, IOWA (March 2, 2023) — The Iowa Business Council (IBC) will reveal its annual research report, Iowa’s Competitive Dashboard, during a virtual press conference at 9AM, Thursday, March 9. The organization’s signature report measures how Iowa competes nationally.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 20, 2023) American Red Cross volunteers in the Quad Cities and West Central Illinois chapter responded to three home fires in Hannibal (Missouri), Moline (Illinois) and Taylor (Missouri) in the past week and provided assistance to eleven individuals, through supplying them with basic items to meet immediate needs after a fire, and additional support in the form of health and mental-health services and one-on-one support.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 16, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has signed SF153, a bill that authorizes t

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 15, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has announced that Iowa will be investing an additional $2 million in the Manufacturing 4.0 Technology Investment Program to enhance productivity, efficiency and competitiveness in Iowa’s largest industry.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 15, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education are partnering with the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) and its chairman Jake Steinfeld to participate in the DON’T QUIT! campaign which aims to reverse growing trends in mental illness and childhood obesity. NFGFC will gift a state-of-the-art DON’T QUIT! fitness center to three elementary or middle schools in Iowa.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 6, 2023) — Governor Reynolds has appointed Sergeant Brady Carney of the Des Moines Police Department’s (DMPD) Investigations Division to lead the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 6, 2023) — On Friday, February 3, Governor Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Patrick McAvan as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 8A.

McAvan, of Fairfield, Iowa, currently serves as an Assistant Jefferson County Attorney. He received his undergraduate degree from Loras College and his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 3, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has selected Brigadier General Stephen E. Osborn as the 28th Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (January 31, 2023) — The Quad Cities Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Committee announces a call for entries for the "Ida Kramer Children and the Holocaust Essay Contest" and the "Meyer and Frances Shnurman Holocaust Visual Arts Contest" which are open to all Quad City Area students in grades six to twelve. The deadline for entries is March 1, 2023.

Both contests offer cash prizes as follows:

DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 31, 2023) — Iowa state government is becoming increasingly reactionary on issues important to most Iowans — especially younger Iowans. One Human Family QCA (OHFQCA), together with the Coalition for a More Just Iowa, seeks to change that narrative by engaging more young people in the political process.