JOHNSTON, IOWA (November 4, 2022) — Des Moines Metro Opera added a new American work to the operatic canon with the world premiere of A Thousand Acres during its 2022 season. Iowa PBS will present the broadcast premiere of Des Moines Metro Opera Presents A Thousand Acres on Friday, November 18, 8:30PM, bringing this exclusive presentation to Iowans statewide.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 3, 2022) — The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) Board of Directors recently approved more than $4.7 million in federal and state grants to assist 44 agencies with homelessness assistance initiatives during the 2023 calendar year.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 2, 2022) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced she has appealed a district-court ruling issued yesterday that allows school districts to impose universal mask-mandates, despite a state law passed and signed into law in May 2021.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (November 2, 2022) — Following a revelation about a newly-appointed commissioner to the Illinois African Descent-Citizens Reparations Commission, Black residents reached out to the Governor Pritzker’s office only to be sharply rebuked.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (November 1, 2022) Tour some of the iconic downtown structures in Dubuque, go behind the scenes of All Creatures Great and Small and Miss Scarlet and the Duke, and enjoy music from Reba McEntire, James Taylor, Josh Groban, Frankie Valli and more during Fall Festival 2022. Taking place November 19-21 and 25-28, this year's event is filled with music, history, drama, Iowa architecture, and more.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (October 31, 2022) — Quad Cities’ filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films won multiple Emmys at the Mid-America Emmy® Awards show in St Louis Saturday evening. Jean Seberg: Actress Activist Icon garnered an Emmy for the Rundles and the film’s co-producer Garry McGee in the Historical Documentary category. Fourth Wall Films also received an Emmy for the short museum film Remembering Forest Grove in the Education category.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 28, 2022) — Do you ever think about how you want to be remembered? Are there things about your life that you want to share with your children and grandchildren, but you just aren’t sure where to begin? Join local author and publisher, Jodie Toohey, on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 6–8PM, at Clinton Community College (CCC) for her course, “Writing About Your Life and Legacy.”

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 28, 2022) — Governor Kim Reynolds has signed proclamations relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain, fertilizer, manure, and motor fuels.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 27, 2022) — Attorney General Tom Miller encourages Iowans to help curb the state’s opioid epidemic by participating in National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29.

The National Take Back program provides opportunities twice a year for Iowans to properly dispose of unused medications. Since 2016, Iowans have disposed of more than 186,800 pounds — or 93 tons — of prescription medication at Take Back Day events.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 27, 2022) — Governor Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Tyler Buller as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals.

Buller, of Johnston, Iowa, currently serves as an Assistant Attorney General in the Iowa Department of Justice. Buller received his undergraduate degree from Drake University and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.