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Eggs & Issues 2017

Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group will again be sponsoring Eggs & Issues. The legislative forum gives area residents an opportunity to learn more about state, county, and local issues. The setting is informal and encourages those attending to personally meet and speak to their elected representatives. This year’s dates and panels are as follows: […]

Loebsack Statement on Being Sworn in at the Beginning of the 115th Congress

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today on the gaveling in of the new 115th Congress. Loebsack also comments on the House Republicans’ efforts to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) in their first act of the new Congress. “I am once again honored to represent the people of […]

Vander Linden Appointed Ways & Means Committee Chair

(DES MOINES) – House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) recently announced that Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) will serve as the Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee. “Rep. Vander Linden has always been a consistent defender of Iowa’s taxpayers and has worked to reduce taxes for families and businesses. He is a strong […]

China Calls Iowa’s Branstad ‘Old Friend’ After Report He Picked As Ambassador

By Dominique Patton and John Ruwitch BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China said on Wednesday the governor of the U.S. state of Iowa, Terry Branstad, was an “old friend” after a report that he had accepted an offer from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to become the next U.S. ambassador to China. “We welcome him to play a […]

Loebsack Talks Campaign For Re-election

OSKALOOSA- Congressman Dave Loebsack recently swung through Oskaloosa for a campaign stop. Loebsack is running for a sixth term in office. He is running against libertarian-turned Republican, Christopher Peters. Loebsack said that if he wins re-election, he doesn’t believe there will be a mandate. “I don’t know what kind of a mandate there will be, […]

Trump Looks For Boost From Clinton’s New Email Problem

By Steve Holland CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shifted quickly on Friday to take advantage of a new twist in Democrat Hillary Clinton’s long-running email saga, seeking a much-needed boost in the campaign’s waning days. The FBI’s disclosure that it is investigating more emails as part of a probe […]

Clinton Email Problem Resurfaces As FBI Announces Review

By Mark Hosenball and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The FBI is investigating more emails as part of a probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system, it said on Friday, in a new twist that could damage the Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential race. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James […]

Satellite Absentee Voting Station To Be Located On William Penn Campus

Susan L. Brown, Mahaska County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, today announced that a satellite absentee voting station will be provided for Mahaska County voters who wish to vote by absentee ballot for the November 8, 2016 General Election. The satellite voting station will be located in the Dana M. Atkins Memorial Union, Chief Mahaska […]

Vander Linden Releases Information on Legislative Page Program

(DES MOINES) – Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) today released information on the Iowa Legislative Page program. Each year the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate employ Iowa high school juniors and seniors to serve as Pages for the legislative session which begins in Monday, January 9, 2017. Duties of the House and […]

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