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National Grocers Association says shutdown having big impact on SNAP (food stamps) and WIC

National Grocers Association says shutdown having big impact on SNAP (food stamps) and WIC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA) is saying the lingering shutdown is having a big impact on SNAP (food stamps) and WIC, programs that supply nutrients to low income…

Ernst, Grassley introduce bill to permanently end taxpayer funding of abortion

Ernst, Grassley introduce bill to permanently end taxpayer funding of abortion

WASHINGTON – Ahead of this week’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., Iowa’s U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley joined their colleagues to introduce the “No Taxpayer Funding for…

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing shutdown

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump canceled liberal Senator Nancy Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing woes of the lingering federal government shutdown, a day after the House Speaker recommended his postpone his…

Illinois Congressman moves to censure Steve King over alleged “rabid racism”

Illinois Congressman moves to censure Steve King over alleged “rabid racism”

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement announcing that he will be introducing a resolution to formally censure U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) for…

GOP Senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns

GOP Senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley along with Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, Steve Daines of Montana, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, John Barrasso of Wyoming, Jim…

Iowa alleged wrong-way drunk driver accused of homicide after fatal crash

Iowa alleged wrong-way drunk driver accused of homicide after fatal crash

DES MOINES – An Iowa alleged wrong-way drunk driver is accused of homicide after a fatal crash. On November 10, 2018, a two vehicle crash occurred in the westbound lanes…

Steve King explains to Congress the “context” of his alleged White Supremacy remarks in NYT article

Steve King explains to Congress the “context” of his alleged White Supremacy remarks in NYT article

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Steve King again tried to explain his alleged White Supremacy remarks that he gave the author of a New York Times article, explaining to Congress the “context”…

Aggressive inmate at Iowa State Penitentiary starts fire, attacks guards

Aggressive inmate at Iowa State Penitentiary starts fire, attacks guards

FORT MADISON – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary at approximately 11:52 a.m. today. Staff were alerted to a fire alarm triggered in…

Iowa woman shot in head after felon steps out onto porch to shoot at deer

Iowa woman shot in head after felon steps out onto porch to shoot at deer

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Steve King hits back after New York Times article exposes his alleged White Supremacy views

Steve King hits back after New York Times article exposes his alleged White Supremacy views

NEW YORK – Iowa’s 4th District Congressman Steve King responded Thursday to a New York Times article in which the author focuses on the legislator’s alleged White Supremacist views. “Today,…

Democratic Senators introduce assault weapons ban

Democratic Senators introduce assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today led a group of senators in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, an updated bill…

President Trump directs bureaucrats to give low-income Americans “the nutrition they need” and fund SNAP in February

President Trump directs bureaucrats to give low-income Americans “the nutrition they need” and fund SNAP in February

WASHINGON, D.C. – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to…

Grassley: New Congress brings historic leadership roles for Iowa’s senators

Grassley: New Congress brings historic leadership roles for Iowa’s senators

Opinion from U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa The beginning of a new Congress is an exciting time. There are new faces and fresh opportunities to solve problems on behalf…

Colorado man takes life inside Ankeny business after learning he was to be terminated

Colorado man takes life inside Ankeny business after learning he was to be terminated

ANKENY – A tragic situation unfolded at an Ankeny, Iowa business Thursday as a man took his own life after learning he was to be terminated from his job. On…

Senators introduce Constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress

Senators introduce Constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) this week introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress.…

Iran warned not to launch space satellites

Iran warned not to launch space satellites

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Iran prepares to launch space satellites, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the Islamic nation not to go ahead, saying it’s a ploy to test possible…

U.S. Central Command says at least 1139 civilians have been unintentionally killed by coalition strikes since Operation Inherent Resolve began

U.S. Central Command says at least 1139 civilians have been unintentionally killed by coalition strikes since Operation Inherent Resolve began

SOUTHWEST ASIA – In October of 2014, the Department of Defense formally established Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) in order to formalize ongoing military actions against…

Democratic Congresswoman introduces bill requiring “Government of Mexico” to pay for border wall

Democratic Congresswoman introduces bill requiring “Government of Mexico” to pay for border wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Democratic legislator from Texas has introduced a bill prohibiting taxpayer funds from being used to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. Rep. Sheila…

ISU researcher says criminal history strong indicator for future violent crime

ISU researcher says criminal history strong indicator for future violent crime

AMES  – An Iowa State University researcher and professor says violent criminals are likely to offend again. A life sentence in many states rarely means offenders will spend a lifetime…

Secretary of Homeland Security responds to death of 8-year-old Guatemalan child who was in U.S. custody

Secretary of Homeland Security responds to death of 8-year-old Guatemalan child who was in U.S. custody

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A second immigrant child died while in the custody of U.S. border police, and a top Trump Administration official responded to the “tragedy” with “a series of…

ICE arrests 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Midwest “surge” that includes Iowa

ICE arrests 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Midwest “surge” that includes Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and…

Brutal murderer of two young girls dies in Iowa prison

Brutal murderer of two young girls dies in Iowa prison

IOWA CITY – A man who insidiously killed a young girl in New York state and another young girl in Iowa died in an Iowa prison. Charles Edward Lasage was pronounced…

Owner of Northeast Iowa organic grain brokerage pleads guilty to fraudulent sales totaling nearly $140 million

Owner of Northeast Iowa organic grain brokerage pleads guilty to fraudulent sales totaling nearly $140 million

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Missouri man who fraudulently sold tens of millions of dollars’ worth of non-organic grain as though it was organic pled guilty today in federal court in…

Iowa meth user who possessed a loaded firearm during “one‑man crime spree” sentenced to federal prison

Iowa meth user who possessed a loaded firearm during “one‑man crime spree” sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who was convicted of nine crimes committed in the first few months of 2018 was sentenced on December 17, 2018, to more than a…

Chinese national charged with committing theft of trade secrets

Chinese national charged with committing theft of trade secrets

WASHINGTON D.C. – A Chinese national is charged with committing theft of trade secrets from a U.S. petroleum company. Hongjin Tan, a 35 year old Chinese national and U.S. legal…

UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of migrant girl, held by US border police

UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of migrant girl, held by US border police

NEW YORK – A United Nations rights expert has called for a thorough investigation into the death of a Guatemalan migrant child, while she was in the custody of United…

Kosovo delegation visits Iowa Capitol

Kosovo delegation visits Iowa Capitol

DES MOINES – An international delegation from Kosovo recently visited the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. Iowa’s Speaker of the House, Republican Linda Upmeyer, was there to greet the Europeans.…

Grassley government shutdown: “I support President Trump” on $5 billion wall funding

Grassley government shutdown: “I support President Trump” on $5 billion wall funding

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa released the following statement regarding the partial shutdown of the federal government due to a lapse in funding for certain departments and…

Iowa man who murdered infant daughter dies of suicide in prison

Iowa man who murdered infant daughter dies of suicide in prison

IOWA CITY – An Iowa man who was convicted of murdering his infant daughter has died of suicide in prison. Ryan Nicholas Trowbridge, formerly of Ankeny, was pronounced dead due…

Chinese computer criminals invade global cyber systems, feds say

Chinese computer criminals invade global cyber systems, feds say

WASHINGTON- Since at least 2014, Chinese cyber actors associated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security have hacked multiple U.S. and global managed service and cloud providers, top federal officials…

Trump to put more poor people to work to get their food stamp benefits

Trump to put more poor people to work to get their food stamp benefits

WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a proposed rule (PDF, 300 KB) intended to move more able-bodied recipients of…

Feds announce “historic action” to confront illegal immigration from Mexico

Feds announce “historic action” to confront illegal immigration from Mexico

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced historic action to confront the illegal immigration crisis facing the United States.  Effective immediately, the United States will begin…

U.S. slaps sanctions on Russians for meddling in elections and use of chemical weapons

U.S. slaps sanctions on Russians for meddling in elections and use of chemical weapons

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the federal Departments of State and the Treasury took joint action against Russia’s continued and blatant disregard for international norms in U.S. election meddling and use…

Chief Operating Officer of Waukee Schools, Eric Rose, arrested on felony charges

Chief Operating Officer of Waukee Schools, Eric Rose, arrested on felony charges

WAUKEE, IOWA – Waukee Community School District’s suspended Chief Operating Officer, Eric Rose, has been arrested on felony charges after a state audit uncovered alleged tens-of-thousands of dollars in mis-spending and…

Department of Homeland Security announces “walls work” and miles of new barrier going up on Southern U.S. border

Department of Homeland Security announces “walls work” and miles of new barrier going up on Southern U.S. border

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Department of Homeland Security announced this week that “walls work” and miles of new barrier are being erected on the Southern U.S. border right now. Department of Homeland…

ICE worksite enforcement investigations in FY18 surge

ICE worksite enforcement investigations in FY18 surge

WASHINGTON – Criminal investigations, business audits and arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and auditors surged in fiscal year 2018 compared to…

U.S. soldier sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS

U.S. soldier sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ikaika Erik Kang, 35, a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army formerly stationed at Schofield Barracks, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to…

Waukee school district accused of spending tens-of-thousands of dollars on “improper disbursements”

Waukee school district accused of spending tens-of-thousands of dollars on “improper disbursements”

DES MOINES – A school district in the suburbs of Des Moines is accused of blowing tens-of-thousands of dollars on “improper disbursements” like fancy lounge chairs for the Superintendent’s office…

American priest accused of sexually abusing multiple minor Filipino boys

American priest accused of sexually abusing multiple minor Filipino boys

CINCINNATI – An American priest from Cincinnati has been charged by a federal criminal complaint for allegedly sexually abusing minor boys.  The charges follow an international investigation that spanned two…

Trump official says U.S. postal service on “unsustainable financial path”

Trump official says U.S. postal service on “unsustainable financial path”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the Task Force report on the United States Postal System.  The report, United States Postal System: A Sustainable Path…

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