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Jodi Draper elected President of Mason City School Board

Jodi Draper elected President of Mason City School Board

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board has a new President. According to the Mason City Community School District, during the organizational meeting of the Board of Education Monday evening,…

Supreme Court selects business court judges

Supreme Court selects business court judges

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court has selected District Judge Sarah Crane, Des Moines, and District Judge Kurt Stoebe, Fort Dodge, as Iowa Business Specialty Court judges. These judges…

2020 session must fix Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program, legislators say

2020 session must fix Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program, legislators say

DES MOINES – Improved health care for tens of thousands of Iowans depends on passing major reforms of Iowa’s medical cannabis program during the 2020 session according to two legislative…

Committees release transcripts detailing overheard Trump call as part of Impeachment Inquiry

Committees release transcripts detailing overheard Trump call as part of Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Carolyn…

Gov. Reynolds demands action from FERC on propane supply issue

Gov. Reynolds demands action from FERC on propane supply issue

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds reached out to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee concerning the propane supply issue in Iowa and the devastating impact…

Steve King challenger J.D. Scholten to host town hall in Swaledale

Steve King challenger J.D. Scholten to host town hall in Swaledale

SWALEDALE-  J.D. Scholten, congressional candidate for Iowa’s 4th district looking to oust Steve King, will host a town hall in Swaledale on Sunday, November 17th as part of his “Don’t…

Judge upholds discrimination ruling against former Governor Terry Branstad

Judge upholds discrimination ruling against former Governor Terry Branstad

DES MOINES – A judge has rejected an appeal from former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad in a case where he retaliated against a man because he is gay, making it…

Iowa political organization says Joni Ernst voted to take health care from nearly 8,300 Iowa veterans

Iowa political organization says Joni Ernst voted to take health care from nearly 8,300 Iowa veterans

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa, a left-leaning Iowa political organization, released a new video highlighting Senator Joni Ernst’s record on veteran’s health care on Monday, in recognition of Veterans Day.…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules for Monday, November 11  – Sunday, November 17, 2019

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules for Monday, November 11  – Sunday, November 17, 2019

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, November 11  – Sunday, November 17, 2019. The following events are open…

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 7, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 7, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/7/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABARR, REBECCA EXHIBIT COSTS 150.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 332.69 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 137.54 ADVANCED…

Senator Kamala Harris to visit Mason City Saturday

Senator Kamala Harris to visit Mason City Saturday

MASON CITY – California Senator and President candidate Kamala Harris will be in Mason  City Saturday for a campaign event. According to the Harris campaign, “Justice is on the ballot…

Donald Trump ordered to pay $2 million for using charity foundation to further his election; Iowa event for veterans was a sham

Donald Trump ordered to pay $2 million for using charity foundation to further his election; Iowa event for veterans was a sham

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A judge ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump must pay a $2,000,000 penalty for using his Trump Foundation charity to further his 2016 presidential campaign. The New York…

Missouri man who grew fake organic crops for Iowa businessman sent to prison

Missouri man who grew fake organic crops for Iowa businessman sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Missouri man who assisted in perpetrating the largest organic grain fraud scheme in United States history was sentenced today to nearly two years in federal prison.…

Sanders releases immigration plan, “A Welcoming and Safe America for All,”

Sanders releases immigration plan, “A Welcoming and Safe America for All,”

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled his immigration plan, “A Welcoming and Safe America for All,” which would fundamentally overhaul immigration into a humane, lawful process that protects…

Bipartisan bill to support transformation of child welfare systems introduced in House and Senate

Bipartisan bill to support transformation of child welfare systems introduced in House and Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ways and Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis, and Ranking Member…

House Intelligence Committee announces first week of open impeachment hearings with William Taylor, George Kent and Marie Yovanovitch

House Intelligence Committee announces first week of open impeachment hearings with William Taylor, George Kent and Marie Yovanovitch

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Chairman Adam Schiff announced that on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, and Friday, November 15, 2019 the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold its first open…

House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts of three witnesses as part of public phase of Trump impeachment inquiry

House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts of three witnesses as part of public phase of Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, November 6, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs,…

Paul Adams wins another term on Mason City council

Paul Adams wins another term on Mason City council

MASON CITY – Paul Adams has been re-elected to the Mason City council, defeating Max Weaver. The vote was 2,507 for Adams to 913 for weaver (73% to 27%).  There…

House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts of two witnesses as part of public phase of Trump impeachment inquiry

House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts of two witnesses as part of public phase of Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep.…

Gov. Reynolds announces Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform Members

Gov. Reynolds announces Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform Members

DES MOINES– Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the members of the Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform (Fueling Ongoing Collaboration and Uncovering Solutions). Their first meeting will be held…

Winners announced at the 2019 NIACC Pappajohn Center Entrepreneur Gala

Winners announced at the 2019 NIACC Pappajohn Center Entrepreneur Gala

MASON CITY – The 2019 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrated North Iowa’s entrepreneurs on October 29, 2019 at a special recognition event at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City.…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, November 4 – Sunday, November 10, 2019. The following events are open…

Gov. Reynolds signs proclamation easing propane delivery rules

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation temporarily suspending certain regulatory provisions pertaining to hours of service for the delivery of propane. Early winter weather conditions, late…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 31, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 31, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/31/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 9,016.92 ADVANCED SYSTEMS COPY CHARGE 138.54 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 275.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC…

Senator Ragan: How can we ensure healthy moms and babies?

Senator Ragan: How can we ensure healthy moms and babies?

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties from Senate District 27: Among Iowa’s health care challenges is rural access…

Senator calls on Iowans to speak up about impact of EPA proposal on farmers and rural economy

Senator calls on Iowans to speak up about impact of EPA proposal on farmers and rural economy

MOUNT PLEASANT – State Sen. Rich Taylor (D-Mount Pleasant), a member of the Iowa Senate Agriculture Committee, today called on Iowans to raise their voices in support of Iowa farmers…

Iowa Caucus Journey: Bernie declares victory in Iowa Democratic Youth Caucus Straw Poll

Iowa Caucus Journey: Bernie declares victory in Iowa Democratic Youth Caucus Straw Poll

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Wednesday declared victory in the Iowa Democratic Youth Caucus Straw Poll held this week at hundreds of high schools across the state.…

Three nominees chosen for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

Three nominees chosen for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

DES MOINES – Eleven Iowans applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals that will occur when Judge Amanda Potterfield retires on…

Gov. Reynolds forms U.S. Census Complete Count Committee

Gov. Reynolds forms U.S. Census Complete Count Committee

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that she is forming the Iowa Census Complete Count Committee (CCC) to increase awareness among Iowans about the importance of completing the…

Gov. Reynolds, Director Wise issue statements on Iowa’s No. 1 average ACT score

Gov. Reynolds, Director Wise issue statements on Iowa’s No. 1 average ACT score

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement in response to ACT’s national release of assessment results, which show Iowa’s average composite score tied for first in the…

Gov. Reynolds signs First Responder Appreciation Day proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signs First Responder Appreciation Day proclamation

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a proclamation for First Responder Appreciation Day to honor the heroes that protect and serve Iowans in times of need. Watch the proclamation…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 24, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 24, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/24/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABBAS, TOM FEE PROGRAMS 135.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 247.67 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES OFFICE SUPPLIES 85.10 ARAMARK…

ICE removes Russian agent Mariia Butina following conspiracy conviction

ICE removes Russian agent Mariia Butina following conspiracy conviction

WASHINGTON –A citizen of the Russian Federation, who was convicted of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, was removed from the U.S. Friday, pursuant to a…

Watchdog refuses to confirm investigations as leaky intel community spills secrets, Grassley says

Watchdog refuses to confirm investigations as leaky intel community spills secrets, Grassley says

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) is again refusing to provide any assurances that a steady stream of sensitive and classified leaks from the nation’s intelligence personnel are…

Senator Klobuchar releases “Many Paths to Success” post-secondary education plan

Senator Klobuchar releases “Many Paths to Success” post-secondary education plan

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Today, ahead of her visit to Nashua Community College for an Advanced Manufacturing Facility tour and town hall, Senator Amy Klobuchar released her “Many Paths to Success” Post-Secondary…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules for Monday, October 28 – Sunday, November 3, 2019

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules for Monday, October 28  – Sunday, November 3, 2019

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, October 28 – Sunday, November 3, 2019. The following events are open…

Lib’s: Senate Democrats take a stand on behalf of people with pre-existing conditions against Trump-backed junk insurance plans

Lib’s: Senate Democrats take a stand on behalf of people with pre-existing conditions against Trump-backed junk insurance plans

DES MOINES – A liberal political group based in Iowa – Progress Iowa – says Democrats are against junk insurance policies President Trump is promoting, and legislators took a stand…

Iowa Attorney General Miller supports framework for $48 billion opioid settlement

Iowa Attorney General Miller supports framework for $48 billion opioid settlement

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller supports a $48 billion settlement framework with two drug makers and three distributors over their role in the opioid epidemic. “Many details…

J.D. Scholten announces second leg of “Don’t Forget About Us” small town tour

J.D. Scholten announces second leg of “Don’t Forget About Us” small town tour

SIOUX CITY — J.D. Scholten, candidate for Iowa’s 4th congressional district, today announced the second leg of stops of his “Don’t Forget About Us” town hall tour. During this tour,…

Grassley Op-ed: without retirement reform, too many Americans will be left behind

Grassley Op-ed: without retirement reform, too many Americans will be left behind

By Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Society and the way people work has undergone a significant shift over the past decade. Advances in technology and increased economic opportunity are…

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