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U.S. State Department press briefing for December 9, 2021: Anticorruption Day, Iran’s nuclear activities, Coronavirus, African wars, Ukraine, and more

U.S. State Department press briefing for December 9, 2021: Anticorruption Day, Iran’s nuclear activities, Coronavirus, African wars, Ukraine, and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on December 9, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from Anticorruption Day, Iran’s nuclear activities, Coronavirus, African wars, Ukraine, and…

Federal jury convicts former reality television personality Josh Duggar for downloading and possessing child porn

Federal jury convicts former reality television personality Josh Duggar for downloading and possessing child porn

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal jury former reality television personality Josh Duggar today for receiving and possessing material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. According to court documents and…

Kim Reynolds to spend $100 million of Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan – which she opposed – on Iowa’s water quality

Kim Reynolds to spend $100 million of Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan – which she opposed – on Iowa’s water quality

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced she is ready to spend tens-of-millions of dollars President Joe Biden and Democrats made possible (that she didn’t want), to make Iowa’s notoriously…

Iowa murderer incarcerated since 1956 dies in prison; shot and killed police officer

Iowa murderer incarcerated since 1956 dies in prison; shot and killed police officer

FORT MADISON – An Iowa murderer incarcerated since 1956 who was originally given the death penalty for firing a shotgun blast that killed a police officer died in prison this week.…

Feds to request public input on how the U.S. government can prevent family separations at the Southern border

Feds to request public input on how the U.S. government can prevent family separations at the Southern border

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced its request that the public provide recommendations on how to permanently protect against the prior administration’s practice (Donald Trump) of…

Justice Department awards $20 million to help register and track sex offenders and protect young athletes

Justice Department awards $20 million to help register and track sex offenders and protect young athletes

WASHINGTON – The Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART Office) today announced it has awarded approximately $16 million to help states,…

Justice Department finds state of Iowa unnecessarily segregates disabled people in state resource centers

Justice Department finds state of Iowa unnecessarily segregates disabled people in state resource centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division announced today that it has concluded an investigation into whether the State of Iowa subjects residents of Glenwood and…

U.S. State Department press briefing for December 8, 2021: NATO relationship with Russia, China Forced Labor Act, war relief for Africa, and more

U.S. State Department press briefing for December 8, 2021: NATO relationship with Russia, China Forced Labor Act, war relief for Africa, and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on December 8, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from NATO relationship with Russia, China Forced Labor Act, war relief…

Iowa man armed with gun and meth sent to prison

Iowa man armed with gun and meth sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A methamphetamine user who illegally possessed a loaded handgun was sentenced today to two years in federal prison. Timothy James Hensley, age 44, from Martelle, Iowa, received…

U.S. State Department press briefing for December 6, 2021: Air travel testing requirements, boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in China, Russian agggression, and more

U.S. State Department press briefing for December 6, 2021: Air travel testing requirements, boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in China, Russian agggression, and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on December 6, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from air travel testing requirements, boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in…

Department of Homeland Security begins implementation of immigration enforcement priorities

Department of Homeland Security begins implementation of immigration enforcement priorities

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security announced last week it will begin implementation of the Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law signed by Secretary of Homeland Security…

Globe Gazette could be further doomed as “predatory” hedge fund attempts takeover

Globe Gazette could be further doomed as “predatory” hedge fund attempts takeover

MASON CITY – A New York hedge fund with a history of acquiring newspapers and gutting already decimated newsrooms is attempting an aggressive, hostile takeover of Lee Enterprises, the owner…

Michigan parents who gave gun to deadly shooter son caught after fleeing justice

Michigan parents who gave gun to deadly shooter son caught after fleeing justice

OXFORD, MI – US Marshals joined in the search for James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the accused Oxford High School (Mich.) shooter who murdered 4 teens, before the…

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 29, 2021: Travel restrictions for African countries, Iran uranium enrichment, East China Sea hijinks

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 29, 2021: Travel restrictions for African countries, Iran uranium enrichment, East China Sea hijinks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on November 29, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from Travel restrictions for African countries, Iran uranium enrichment, East China…

USDA invests $633 million in climate-smart and resilient infrastructure for people in rural communities

USDA invests $633 million in climate-smart and resilient infrastructure for people in rural communities

SHREWSBURY, Pa., Dec. 03, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the Department is investing $633 million to reduce the impacts of climate change…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Clinton Boddicker as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Clinton Boddicker as District Court Judge

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Clinton Boddicker as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 8B. Boddicker, of Keokuk, Iowa, currently serves as a…

Whacko Washington Politics: Omar and Boebert phone spat leads to more hate and a hang up

Whacko Washington Politics: Omar and Boebert phone spat leads to more hate and a hang up

MINNEAPOLIS – In a possible publicity stunt, Rep. Lauren Boebert, who’s been arrested multiple times in her checkered past, claimed she wanted to apologize to a Minnesota Congresswoman for hateful…

President Biden confronts the COVID-19 Omicron variant, order travel restrictions

President Biden confronts the COVID-19 Omicron variant, order travel restrictions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, President Biden announced that he is confronting the COVID-19 Omicron variant, ordering travel restrictions and imploring Americans to get vaccinated. According to the White House:…

Three White men convicted of murdering Black man who was jogging

Three White men convicted of murdering Black man who was jogging

GEORGIA – Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, was shot and killed by three white men and after weeks of protests and other shenanigans by local authorities, the murderers have been…

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 23, 2021: Ukraine-Russia standoff, Russian arms sales to India, Beijing Olympics boycott, more

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 23, 2021: Ukraine-Russia standoff, Russian arms sales to India, Beijing Olympics boycott, more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on November 23, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from the Ukraine-Russia standoff, Russian arms sales to India, Beijing Olympics…

Iowa authorities investigating after man shot and killed by law enforcement

Iowa authorities investigating after man shot and killed by law enforcement

CENTERVILLE, IOWA – Iowa authorities are investigating after a man was shot and killed by law enforcement over the weekend. On Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 3:43 p.m., Centerville police…

President Biden takes action to cut gas prices

President Biden takes action to cut gas prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden is taking action to cut gas prices for beleaguered Americans complaining about high fuel costs for their energy-guzzling vehicles. “Today I’m announcing action to lower…

Jeff Bezos donates $100M to the Obama Foundation in honor of Congressman John Lewis

Jeff Bezos donates $100M to the Obama Foundation in honor of Congressman John Lewis

CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation announced Jeff Bezos is giving $100M – the largest individual contribution received to date—in honor of civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, and to help…

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 15, 2021: Russia anti-satellite missile strike, US citizens leaving Afghanistan, and more

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 15, 2021: Russia anti-satellite missile strike, US citizens leaving Afghanistan, and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on November 15, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from Russia’s anti-satellite missile strike, US citizens leaving Afghanistan, and more.…

Russia conducts reckless anti-satellite missile test, endangering future space exploration

Russia conducts reckless anti-satellite missile test, endangering future space exploration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Russia conducted a reckless anti-satellite missile test last week, endangering future space exploration, U.S. officials warn. According to Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State: On November 15,…

Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen says Build Back Better Act is great for America as House passes the legislation

Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen says Build Back Better Act is great for America as House passes the legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representaties passed President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen released a statement todayon the impact of…

Iranian nationals charged for using internet to spread disinformation to fool gullible, low-information Americans and influence 2020 U.S. Presidential election

Iranian nationals charged for using internet to spread disinformation to fool gullible, low-information Americans and influence 2020 U.S. Presidential election

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two Iranian nationals are charged with federal crimes for using the internet to spread disinformation in order to fool gullible, low-information Americans and influence the 2020 U.S.…

Treasury and IRS disburse fifth month of Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

Treasury and IRS disburse fifth month of Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced today that more than $15 billion in payments were made to families that include roughly 61…

Stephen K. Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress

Stephen K. Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Stephen K. Bannon was indicted today by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress stemming from his failure to comply with a subpoena…

Feds announce fee exemptions, streamlined processing for Afghan Nationals as they resettle in the U.S.

Feds announce fee exemptions, streamlined processing for Afghan Nationals as they resettle in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will exempt filing fees and streamline application processing for Afghan nationals who were paroled into the United States for…

Iowa child dies in UTV accident

Iowa child dies in UTV accident

WINTHROP, IOWA – An Iowa child died in a UTV accident. On Sunday, November 07, 2021 at approximately 5:20 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 report of…

IRS Commissioner begs Congress for billions in funding to chase down rich tax evaders

IRS Commissioner begs Congress for billions in funding to chase down rich tax evaders

WASHINGTON – The Washington Post published an op-ed by Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Charles P. Rettig. In the piece, Commissioner Rettig urges Congress to enact the administration’s proposal to…

Alliant Energy and Iowa State University collaborate on solar farm

Alliant Energy and Iowa State University collaborate on solar farm

AMES – Alliant Energy and Iowa State University will collaborate on a solar farm to be established on university land south of Ames. The Iowa Board of Regents has approved…

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 9, 2021: President Biden’s September COVID-19 Summit, war in Africa, support for two-state solution in Israel, possible food shortages in China, Ukraine crisis

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 9, 2021: President Biden’s September COVID-19 Summit, war in Africa, support for two-state solution in Israel, possible food shortages in China, Ukraine crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on November 9, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from war in Africa, President Biden’s September COVID-19 Summit, war in…

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 8, 2021: War in Africa, U.S. marine and Russia captive Trevor Reed hunter strike, Belarus/Poland border, international travelers to U.S., REvil ransomware, and more

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 8, 2021: War in Africa, U.S. marine and Russia captive Trevor Reed hunter strike, Belarus/Poland border, international travelers to U.S., REvil ransomware, and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on November 8, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from war in Africa, U.S. marine and Russia captive Trevor Reed…

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 5, 2021: War in Africa, buildup of Russian troops at Ukrainian border, Nicaraguan elections

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 5, 2021: War in Africa, buildup of Russian troops at Ukrainian border, Nicaraguan elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on November 5, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from war in Africa, buildup of Russian troops at Ukrainian border,…

Significant October rainfall improves Iowa drought conditions

Significant October rainfall improves Iowa drought conditions

DES MOINES — This October ranks as one of the top 10 wettest Octobers on record, with rainfall significantly improving drought conditions, according to the latest Water Summary Update. Iowa…

Jury convicts Chinese intelligence officer of espionage crimes, attempting to steal American trade secrets

Jury convicts Chinese intelligence officer of espionage crimes, attempting to steal American trade secrets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal jury on Friday convicted Yanjun Xu, a Chinese national and Deputy Division Director of the Sixth Bureau of the Jiangsu Province Ministry of State Security,…

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 4, 2021: Ukraine, resettlement of Afghan allies, women’s reproductive rights, African war, Winter Olympics

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 4, 2021: Ukraine, resettlement of Afghan allies, women’s reproductive rights, African war, Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on November 4, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from Ukraine, resettlement of Afghan allies, women’s reproductive rights, African war,…

Iowa man dead after losing control and crashing vehicle

Iowa man dead after losing control and crashing vehicle

POLK COUNTY – An Iowa man is dead after losing control and crashing his vehicle in Polk county. At approximately 10:27 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021, Deputies from the…