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Congressman Dave Loebsack Sworn In For 5th Term

Loebsack sworn in 2015

Washington D.C. – In a press release on the day Congressman Dave Loebsack was sworn in for his 5th term in office, he pledged “to continue the fight to grow the economy, expand the middle class and make education available to everyone.” Congressman Loebsack began serving in congress in 2007, and serves as Iowa’s Second […]

Gov. Branstad delivers 2015 Condition of the State: “Together We Can”

Governor Branstad enters the Iowa House Chambers to deliver his 2014 Condition of the State Address.

Branstad calls for forward-thinking action to continue moving Iowa forward Madam Lieutenant Governor, Madam President, Mr. Speaker, leaders, justices, judges, legislators, elected officials, distinguished guests, family, friends and fellow Iowans, good morning. It is my honor to stand before you today in this great chamber – in front of a joint session of the Iowa […]

Gov. Terry E. Branstad delivers his inaugural address

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is sworn in on Friday for a 6th term as Iowa Governor. (photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today delivered his inaugural address after taking the oath of office to serve his sixth non-consecutive term as Iowa’s governor. This is the governor’s seventh inauguration – one as lt. governor and six as governor. U.S. Charles Grassley, our new U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, Governor Chris Christie, […]

Lt. Gov. Reynolds delivers her inaugural address

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds took her oath of office on Friday to start her second term in that role. (photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today delivered her inaugural address after taking the oath of office to serve her second term as Iowa’s lieutenant governor. A photo of Reynolds can be found here. The following is the Lt. Governor’s inaugural address, as prepared for delivery: Governor and First Lady, Senator Grassley, Senator […]


The Iowa Army National Guard 34th Army Band joined the Oskaloosa City Band in celebrating 150 years of the Oskaloosa City Band. (file photo)

Community concert follows ceremony The Iowa National Guard’s 34th Army Band, based in Fairfield, Iowa, will be presented the Croix de Guerre with Palm, a battle streamer the unit earned during its campaigns of World War II but was never formally awarded. The oversight was recently discovered during a routine review of the unit’s lineage […]

Gov. Branstad orders flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day weekend

State of Iowa Seal

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2014, – 8 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2014, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day weekend. Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol […]


Iowa National Guard

By order of the Secretary of Defense, the 294th Area Support Medical Company, Iowa Army National Guard based in Washington, Iowa has been notified of a pending mobilization in support of Operation United Assistance. The mobilization will affect approximately 80 Soldiers from the unit. Operation United Assistance, the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in […]

Oregon challenges Iowa in effort to become the Healthiest State

Healthiest State Initiative

Des Moines, Iowa – November 13, 2014. The state of Oregon today announced the launch of a wellness effort modeled after Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative. The Oregon Healthiest State Initiative will lead the effort, learning from the successes of the public-private partnerships championed by the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative. The Oregon group will also utilize […]

Iowa State Auditor Candidate Jon Neiderbach Looks To “Shake Up Iowa Government”

Iowa State Auditor candidate Jon Neiderbach (D)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The road to office is paved with handshakes, smiles and conversations over a cup of coffee. Iowa State Auditor candidate Jon Neiderbach (D) is no different than those other candidates seeking office. The campaign to become state auditor isn’t filled with high dollars, high drama or a media spotlight and the scrutiny […]

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff Thursday to honor those who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks

The flag that flew over Ground Zero by Musco is flying once again for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today ordered all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014, to honor those who perished in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Flags will be flown at half-staff on the state Capitol building and on flag displays […]

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