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Iowa labor union leader alarmed by four staff assaults at mental health institute

Iowa labor union leader alarmed by four staff assaults at mental health institute

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding four assaults on staff members at the Independence Mental Health Institute over the span of nine…

President Trump officially launches re-election campaign; Iowa Democrats respond

President Trump officially launches re-election campaign; Iowa Democrats respond

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – President Trump made his re-election campaign official Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida, and Iowa Democrats are not enthusiastic about the news. Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gerd W. Clabaugh interim director Department of Human Services; Democrats demand action

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gerd W. Clabaugh interim director Department of Human Services; Democrats demand action

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds appointed Gerd W. Clabaugh to serve as interim director of the Department of Human Services. He will continue to serve as director of the…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gerd W. Clabaugh interim director Department of Human Services

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds appointed Gerd W. Clabaugh to serve as interim director of the Department of Human Services. He will continue to serve as director of the…

Justice Department announces new Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

Justice Department announces new Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new federal law enforcement effort will coordinate action against foreign fraud schemes that target American seniors. Attorney General William P. Barr today announced the establishment of…

Gov. Reynolds announces “This Is Iowa” campaign to encourage people to choose Iowa

Gov. Reynolds announces “This Is Iowa” campaign to encourage people to choose Iowa

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced a new effort to encourage people from across the nation to visit, live and work in Iowa. The “This is Iowa” campaign…

Senator Amanda Ragan: “How can we make Iowa No. 1 again? Put Iowans First!”

Senator Amanda Ragan: “How can we make Iowa No. 1 again? Put Iowans First!”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: We recently learned that Iowa is no longer the “best state” in…

Federal agency finds Kellyanne Conway repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, recommends removal from federal service

Federal agency finds Kellyanne Conway repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, recommends removal from federal service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) today sent a report to President Donald J. Trump finding that Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch…

City of Mason City expense report for June 13, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for June 13, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/13/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 176.94 AERIAL SERVICES INC OTHER IMPROVEMENTS 17,862.00 AHA! PROCESS INC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 3,500.00 AHLERS…

Tanker hit by mines in Gulf of Oman; U.S. official blames Iran while Central Command says “no interest in a new conflict in the Middle East”

Tanker hit by mines in Gulf of Oman; U.S. official blames Iran while Central Command says “no interest in a new conflict in the Middle East”

GULF OF OMAN – The United States blames the Islamic Republic of Iran for an attack on a tanker in the Middle East that happened Thursday – but claims there…

Reynolds highlights Iowa’s strong economy and workforce in White House roundtable

Reynolds highlights Iowa’s strong economy and workforce in White House roundtable

DES MOINES – Earlier today, Gov. Reynolds participated in a roundtable at the White House to discuss workforce freedom and mobility where she was able to highlight Iowa’s strong labor…

Iowa labor union leader says nurses in danger at prison, delivering drugs

Iowa labor union leader says nurses in danger at prison, delivering drugs

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement after compiling the facts surrounding the May 29, 2019 assault on a staff member at the Iowa…

Bernie Sanders calls for 21st Century Bill of Rights, says FDR-style program will defeat Trump

Bernie Sanders calls for 21st Century Bill of Rights, says FDR-style program will defeat Trump

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a major address about the historic role of democratic socialism in America’s battles to defeat oligarchy and right-wing nationalism. Just as Franklin Roosevelt’s democratic socialist…

Iowa Democrats pound President Trump for alleged damage does to farmers by tariffs

Iowa Democrats pound President Trump for alleged damage does to farmers by tariffs

The following is a bulletin sent by Iowa Democrats on Tuesday, June 11, 2019: Donald Trump’s Broken Promises Are Failing Iowa Farmers Donald Trump promised Iowa farmers that he would…

Statement From Senator Klobuchar On President Trump’s Visit To Iowa

Statement From Senator Klobuchar On President Trump’s Visit To Iowa

DES MOINES, IA — Ahead of President Trump’s visit to Iowa, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar released the following statement: “As President Trump comes to Iowa, his Administration continues to hand…

Governor Reynolds: Iowa schools benefit from $2.1 million for children’s mental health

Governor Reynolds: Iowa schools benefit from $2.1 million for children’s mental health

DES MOINES – Today, the Office of Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs) announced that training for teachers and other school staff has started this summer thanks…

Bernie Sanders to deliver major address on how democratic socialism is the only way to defeat oligarchy and authoritarianism

Bernie Sanders to deliver major address on how democratic socialism is the only way to defeat oligarchy and authoritarianism

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders will deliver a major address on Wednesday at The George Washington University in which he will put democratic socialism in its historic context as part…

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats: Lawmakers Call for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto of Medical Cannabis More Iowans with severe health problems and chronic pain…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer talks about success of growing markets

Rep. Linda Upmeyer talks about success of growing markets

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: With the school year over, students are gearing up for summer…

Iowa Board of Corrections approves Stephen Weis as next warden of Clarinda Correctional Facility

MOUNT PLEASANT – The Iowa Board of Corrections voted today in support of the appointment of Stephen Weis as the next warden of the Clarinda Correctional Facility (CCF) in Clarinda,…

City of Mason City expense report for June 6, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for June 6, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/6/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ———— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 70.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 1,066.30 ADAMS SHARPENING MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 30.00 ADVANCED…

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to join McDonald’s workers in Cedar Rapids Sunday

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to join McDonald’s workers in Cedar Rapids Sunday

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders will join McDonald’s workers fighting for a $15 minimum wage and a union in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, in addition to his stops this…

Cory 2020 launches Iowa for Cory Steering Committee

Cory 2020 launches Iowa for Cory Steering Committee

DES MOINES – On Monday, Cory 2020 announced the launch of the Iowa for Cory Steering Committee, which includes a diverse group of Iowa leaders who will help advise the…

Disaster aid package finally passed by Congress; goes to President’s desk

Disaster aid package finally passed by Congress; goes to President’s desk

WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S. House on Monday passed – on the fourth attempt – legislation to provide relief and recovery assistance for Americans affected by hurricanes, typhoons, wildfires, and other…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, May 28, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, May 28, 2019

CLAIMS May 28, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Absolute Waste Remov, sanit disp 346.39 1 Accurate Analytical, lab tests 65.00 1 Affordable Towing, freight 500.00 1 Ahlers & Cooney PC, labor…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Clarion student Zack Leist to Iowa Board of Regents

Gov. Reynolds appoints Clarion student Zack Leist to Iowa Board of Regents

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed Iowa State University student Zack Leist to the Iowa Board of Regents, effective today. This appointment is to succeed Rachael Johnson, and…

Iowa Attorney General seeks diocese records on clergy abuse, creates hotline for survivors

Iowa Attorney General seeks diocese records on clergy abuse, creates hotline for survivors

DES MOINES — The Iowa Attorney General’s Office has sent letters to the dioceses of Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque and Sioux City, requesting information on records of clergy sexual abuse.…

Gov. Reynolds announces $16 million Future Ready Iowa funding  

Gov. Reynolds announces $16 million Future Ready Iowa funding  

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds announced over $16 million in new funding for her signature workforce policy initiative, the Future Ready Iowa Act. With H.F. 758, H.F. 546, and…

Gov. Reynolds names Beth Skinner as Department of Corrections Director

Gov. Reynolds names Beth Skinner as Department of Corrections Director

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Dr. Beth Skinner to lead the Iowa Department of Corrections, effective today. “Dr. Beth Skinner brings a wealth of talent…

Democrat announces candidacy to unseat Senator Joni Ernst

Democrat announces candidacy to unseat Senator Joni Ernst

DES MOINES – A Des Moines-area businesswoman is vying to unseat Joni Ernst from the U.S. Senate. Theresa Greenfield of Windsor Heights, Iowa, says on her campaign website that she…

Mason City School Board to consider raises for administrators; 5 employees to top $800K in total compensation

Mason City School Board to consider raises for administrators; 5 employees to top $800K in total compensation

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board will meet Monday night to talk about a project for a new gymnasium and swimming pool, then consider raises for 3 administrators…

Gov. Reynolds not pleased with President Trump’s Mexico tariff

Gov. Reynolds not pleased with President Trump’s Mexico tariff

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent tariff threats on Mexico over migration: “We need to secure the border and address our…

Liberal Iowa Senator miffed over marijuana snub by Governor Reynolds

Liberal Iowa Senator miffed over marijuana snub by Governor Reynolds

Dear Editor, We all make mistakes. Governor Reynolds made a mistake when she vetoed legislation that would make essential improvements to Iowa’s medical cannabis program. She got bad advice and…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 10 counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for 10 counties in response to heavy rains, hail, straight-line winds, tornadoes, widespread flooding, and flash flooding beginning May…

City of Mason City expense report for May 30, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for May 30, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/30/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 50.00 AGING SERVICES COALITION OF NORTH IOWA VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR…

Rep. Prichard grateful no one was hurt in weekend tornado in Floyd county

Rep. Prichard grateful no one was hurt in weekend tornado in Floyd county

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City for District 52, which includes the counties of Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, and Floyd: I want to start…

Nancy Pelosi salutes Robert Mueller after press conference today

Nancy Pelosi salutes Robert Mueller after press conference today

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Special Counsel Robert Mueller gave a press conference today on his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections in the United States and alleged collusion…

Gov. Reynolds happy with USDA welfare aid package to farmers

Gov. Reynolds happy with USDA welfare aid package to farmers

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of a $16 billion aid package for farmers struggling as a…

Rep. Upmeyer reflects on rural development in Iowa

Rep. Upmeyer reflects on rural development in Iowa

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: After one of the longest winters in recent memory, the snow…

Cerro Gordo county expense report for May 21, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report for May 21, 2019

Cerro Gordo County CLAIMS for May 21, 2019: Alliant Energy, utilities 137.76 1 Bauer Built Tires In, repair 150.00 1 Bauer Built Tires In, tires/tubes 1051.50 1 Casey’s Business Mas,…