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“Spring Break at Lime Creek” March 16

“Spring Break at Lime Creek” March 16

“Spring Break at Lime Creek” will be held on Wednesday, March 16 from 1 ñ 3 p.m. at the Lime Creek Nature Center. Elementary age children accompanied by an adult…

President Obama names Gov. Branstad Co-Chair of Council of Governors

President Obama names Gov. Branstad Co-Chair of Council of Governors

(DES MOINES) ñ President Barack Obama today appointed Gov. Terry E. Branstad as Co-Chairman of the Council of Governors. The Council of Governors was established by the National Defense Authorization…

White House Releases First Comprehensive Federal Report on the Status of American Women in Almost 50 Years

White House Releases First Comprehensive Federal Report on the Status of American Women in Almost 50 Years

Report Released on First Day of Women’s History Month WASHINGTON ñ Today, the White House released a new report entitled Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being, a…

City Council to meet Tuesday night

City Council to meet Tuesday night

The Mason City City Council will be meeting at 7 PM tonight at the Mason City Library in the Mason city Room. Some of the items on the agenda include…

Retired Senior Volunteer Program visits Capitol

Retired Senior Volunteer Program visits Capitol

(Press release from Sen. Amanda Ragan) Each year Iowans volunteer hundreds of hours through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Volunteers mentor, help at food pantries, and help their community…

Mason City Youth Task Force looking for parent input on survey

The Mason City Youth Task Force is looking for parent input on a survey that may help them obtain a grant. From the Youth Task Force: “Short survey – If…

Grassley comments on the Obama administration announcement that it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act

Grassley comments on the Obama administration announcement that it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act

Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, issued the comment below about the Obama administration’s announcement that it no longer will defend the Defense of Marriage Act. “(The)…

Iowa Workforce Development Reforms Delivery System for the 21st Century

DES MOINES ñ Iowa Workforce Development announced a reformed and enhanced delivery system for statewide workforce services to begin July 1st.“Iowa’s changing economy deserves an enhanced system that provides multiple…

Taking Wellness to Work

Sticking with your health and fitness goals is challenging enough when you’re at home and tempted by the lure of a comfortable couch, your favorite television show, and a bag…

Go Green with Vending Machines

Making healthy food choices can be difficult enough when trying to read the labels on food packages; it’s nearly impossible when trying to choose an item from behind the glass…

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds announce two trade promotion trips to Asia

February 28, 2011 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced plans to make two trade promotion trips to Asia this year. The announcement…

State Auditor Vaudt Reviews Governor Branstad’s Fiscal Year 2012 and 2013 Budget Proposals

(Des Moines, Iowa) ñ Continuing in his role as the “Taxpayers’ Watchdog” and his duty to report directly to the people of Iowa on the condition of the state’s finances,…

Mason City student to compete March 5 for state poetry championship

State champion advances to National Finals in Washington, D.C. (DES MOINES, Iowa) ó Fifteen Iowa students, including one from Mason City, will compete next week for a state championship and…

Iowa Labor Commissioner Orders Cease and Desist Action Against Two Mixed Martial Arts Events

Organizations Failed to Comply with Iowa Law DES MOINES ñ The Iowa Labor/Athletic Commissioner is issuing a cease and desist order against the Xtreme Fighting Championship 7 events scheduled for…

FACT SHEET: A Win for States and Taxpayers: President Obama’s Plan to Cut Red Tape, Give States Flexibility, and Save Money

FACT SHEET: A Win for States and Taxpayers: President Obama’s Plan to Cut Red Tape, Give States Flexibility, and Save Money

Today, President Obama issued a memorandum to Executive Departments and Agencies to work with State, Tribal, and local governments to reduce unnecessary regulatory and administrative burdens in order to focus…

FACT SHEET: The Affordable Care Act: Supporting Innovation, Empowering States

FACT SHEET: The Affordable Care Act: Supporting Innovation, Empowering States

FACT SHEET: The Affordable Care Act: Supporting Innovation, Empowering States On February 28, President Obama reiterated his belief that States should have the power and flexibility to innovate and find…