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Kanye West campaign for President delivers nominating petitions to Iowa Secretary of State

Kanye West campaign for President delivers nominating petitions to Iowa Secretary of State

DES MOINES – Kanye West, a pop music performer, allegedly intends to be President of the United States and is attempting to get on the ballot in Iowa, after turning…

Vice President Mike Pence visiting Iowa today for campaign rallies

Vice President Mike Pence visiting Iowa today for campaign rallies

DES MOINES – Vice President Mike Pence is in Iowa today to hold a campaign rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Vice President Pence is in Des Moines for the…

Governor Kim Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Iowa counties

Governor Kim Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Iowa counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation in response to a severe weather system that moved across Iowa and caused widespread damage August 10. The proclamation…

Election 2020: Joe Biden chooses Kamala Harris as running mate for Vice President

Election 2020: Joe Biden chooses Kamala Harris as running mate for Vice President

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Joe Biden has made his biggest decision so far in his campaign for President: Choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee…

City of Mason City expense report for August 6, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for August 6, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/6/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 100.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE 3,191.50 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 60.00…

$26.2 Million announced for internet connectivity for Iowa schools

$26.2 Million announced for internet connectivity for Iowa schools

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced that $26.2 million is now available to districts, nonpublic schools, and colleges and universities primarily to…

Governor Reynolds’ Open Letter to Iowans on COVID19: We’re all in this together

Governor Reynolds’ Open Letter to Iowans on COVID19: We’re all in this together

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following open letter to the state of Iowa: Tomorrow marks five months since we learned of the first positive cases of…

Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order to restore voting rights of felons who have completed their sentence

Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order to restore voting rights of felons who have completed their sentence

DES MOINES– Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed Executive Order 7, restoring the voting rights of thousands of Iowans who have completed their felony sentences. “Today we take a significant step…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Melissa Anderson-Seeber as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Melissa Anderson-Seeber as District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Melissa Anderson-Seeber as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 1B. Anderson-Seeber, of Hudson, Iowa, received her undergraduate…

Gov. Reynolds to hold bi-weekly press conferences livestreamed through Iowa PBS

Gov. Reynolds to hold bi-weekly press conferences livestreamed through Iowa PBS

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds will return to regular bi-weekly press conferences to update Iowans on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar to previous press conferences, they will…

City of Mason City expense report for July 30, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 30, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/30/2020 Payee Description Amount ————————————- AGVANTAGE FS INCMATERIAL 1,570.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 120.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 75.00…

Budgets for Iowa’s public universities slashed by over $65 million for next year

Budgets for Iowa’s public universities slashed by over $65 million for next year

URBANDALE, IOWA – Budgets for Iowa’s public universities will be slashed by over $65 million for next year by a state board. At its July 29 meeting, the Board of…

Iowa’s teacher union slams Kim Reynolds’ plan to re-open schools, says it’s “outlandish”

Iowa’s teacher union slams Kim Reynolds’ plan to re-open schools, says it’s “outlandish”

DES MOINES – Iowa’s teacher union today slammed Governor Kim Reynolds’ plan to re-open schools, calling it “outlandish”. Thursday, Governor Kim Reynolds held a press conference to talk about Iowa’s…

Herman Cain slain by Covid-19; partied at possible Trump Tulsa “super spreader” event

Herman Cain slain by Covid-19; partied at possible Trump Tulsa “super spreader” event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a tragic loss, former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain died from Covid-19. Herman Cain sought the 2012 Presidential nomination.  He was 74. Cain was recently seen…

U.S. gross domestic product plummets over 32%

U.S. gross domestic product plummets over 32%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The total value of goods and services produced in the United States – gross domestic product (GDP) – declined by 32.9% in the last quarter, shrinking the…

Attorney General William Barr testifies today before the House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General William Barr testifies today before the House Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General William Barr is testifying in Congress today as House Democrats investigate the possible political side of the Justice Department. Opening Statement of Attorney General William…

Gov. Reynolds appoints John Flynn as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints John Flynn as District Court Judge

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of John Flynn as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 2B. Flynn, of Boone, Iowa, currently practices law with…

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. The proclamation extends public health mitigation measures currently in place for…

City of Mason City expense report for July 23, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 23, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/23/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A+ LAWN AND LANDSCAPE OTHER IMPROVEMENTS 8,371.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CAMPGROUND SUPPLIES 395.61 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 2,005.50…

Policies and procedures issued in Iowa for the safe and fair resumption of jury trials

Policies and procedures issued in Iowa for the safe and fair resumption of jury trials

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court issued an order to provide Iowans with the policies and procedures for the safe and fair resumption of jury trials in Iowa this…

Iowa Pet Alliance announces Legislator of the Year honorees

Iowa Pet Alliance announces Legislator of the Year honorees

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Pet Alliance is proud to honor nine Iowa legislators as Legislators of the Year for the 2020 legislative session. Legislator of the Year honorees are…

Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer “disappointed” after opponent Ashley Hinson caught plagiarizing “so many others — including me”

Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer “disappointed” after opponent Ashley Hinson caught plagiarizing “so many others — including me”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer today said she is “disappointed” after Republican opponent Ashley Hinson was caught plagiarizing “so many others — including me”. Abby Finkenauer, Iowa’s Dirict…

Minert: “Now isn’t the time” to seek recorder position”

Minert: “Now isn’t the time” to seek recorder position”

MASON CITY – Businessman Steve Minert, who co-owns the Harley-Davidson dealerships in Mason City and Charles City, today announced that, regrettably, he is “postponing” his candidacy for public office. “There’s…

Absentee ballot request forms will be sent to all registered voters in Iowa

Absentee ballot request forms will be sent to all registered voters in Iowa

DES MOINES – Absentee ballot request forms will be sent to all registered voters in Iowa after legislators approved a plan Friday. An emergency directive to conduct a statewide mailing…

Iowa Governor Reynolds orders flags at half-staff in honor of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who passed away Friday

Iowa Governor Reynolds orders flags at half-staff in honor of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who passed away Friday

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff immediately and remain at half-staff through sunrise Monday, July 20, 2020 in honor and…

City of Mason City expense report for July 16, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 16, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/16/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————– ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 184.19 ADORAMAEQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 396.95 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS 80.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY…

$1 million career academy competitive grant awarded to North Iowa Area Community College

$1 million career academy competitive grant awarded to North Iowa Area Community College

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education announced that North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City won a $1 million competitive grant through the Career Academy Incentive…

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs new public health proclamation advancing Iowa’s Return to Learn strategy; in-person classes a priority

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs new public health proclamation advancing Iowa’s Return to Learn strategy; in-person classes a priority

DES MOINES – Friday, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency and taking a number of actions to advance Iowa’s Return to Learn strategy. Watch…

Mason City police hired to protect Republicans at Cerro Gordo county GOP meeting

Mason City police hired to protect Republicans at Cerro Gordo county GOP meeting

MASON CITY – Mason City police were hired to protect Republicans at the latest Cerro Gordo county GOP meeting. Mason City chief of police Jeff Brinkley confirmed to NIT today…

Ultra-conservatives gather today at Hy-Vee Corporate grounds in Iowa “seeking cultural transformation in the family, Church, government, and more”

Ultra-conservatives gather today at Hy-Vee Corporate grounds in Iowa “seeking cultural transformation in the family, Church, government, and more”

WEST DES MOINES – Ultra-conservatives gathered today at a convention center on Hy-Vee Corporate grounds in Iowa “seeking cultural transformation in the family, Church, government, and more.” The event, dubbed…

Senator Ragan: Prepare to vote safely this fall

Senator Ragan: Prepare to vote safely this fall

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The COVID-19 pandemic is not over. These numbers are a warning sign…

Iowa Attorney General: Responding to Supreme Court decisions on Trump financial records, ‘It’s a great day for the rule of law in America’

Iowa Attorney General: Responding to Supreme Court decisions on Trump financial records, ‘It’s a great day for the rule of law in America’

DES MOINES ― Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Trump v. Vance and Trump v. Mazars, regarding the president’s financial…

Candidate for Iowa’s U.S. House District 4, J.D. Scholten, announces fundraising record for Quarter 2

Candidate for Iowa’s U.S. House District 4, J.D. Scholten, announces fundraising record for Quarter 2

SIOUX CITY — J.D. Scholten, candidate for Iowa’s 4th congressional district, announced today that he raised over $620,000 in the second quarter, including $349,000 since the primary, marking the best…

Iowa Auditor report says Governor Reynolds’ Test Iowa reporting chain for Covid is “wasteful and risky”

Iowa Auditor report says Governor Reynolds’ Test Iowa reporting chain for Covid is “wasteful and risky”

DES MOINES – Iowa’s Auditor released a report today that says Governor Kim Reynolds’ Test Iowa reporting chain for Covid is “wasteful and risky”. This report was initiated due to…

Good News: Supreme Court steps in, overrules lower court injunction; Dustin Honken will die by lethal injection of drug on Friday

Good News: Supreme Court steps in, overrules lower court injunction; Dustin Honken will die by lethal injection of drug on Friday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court stepped in early this morning and shot down a lower court’s injunction on federal executions, thereby clearing the way again for convicted child…

City of Mason City expense report for July 9, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 9, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/9/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 420.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 329.98 ADAMS SHARPENINGM/E REPAIRS 12.00 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

Minneapolis NAACP forms armed “Freedom Riders” to patrol streets as alternative to police

Minneapolis NAACP forms armed “Freedom Riders” to patrol streets as alternative to police

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis NAACP has helped form the armed “Freedom Riders” to patrol streets as an alternative to police. “Our community is under attack by outside instigators and community members…

District of Columbia sues Trump, alleging “grossly overpaying” for renting Trump hotel space for inauguration

District of Columbia sues Trump, alleging “grossly overpaying” for renting Trump hotel space for inauguration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The District of Columbia is suing Trump entities for “grossly overpaying” for renting Trump hotel space for the 2016 inauguration and Ivanka Trump is the prominent name…

Donald Trump gleefully exonerates political pal Roger Stone

Donald Trump gleefully exonerates political pal Roger Stone

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late Friday, President Donald Trump gleefully exonerated convicted political pal Roger Stone, saving him from prison, even as Facebook deleted pages and fake accounts linked to Stone…

Iowa Democrats: Legislative Republicans blocked bill to protect vulnerable Iowa seniors

Iowa Democrats: Legislative Republicans blocked bill to protect vulnerable Iowa seniors

DES MOINES — The Iowa Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s Office has issued a state report showing that there was a sharp decline in Iowa nursing home visits, advocacy and training in…

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