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Secretary Naig: USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Offers Much Needed Support for Ag Community

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 19, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig issued the following statement in response to the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program announcement today. “COVID-19 has disrupted the entire food supply chain and the agriculture community is hurting,” said Secretary Naig. “We are grateful to the Trump administration and the USDA […]

Goodwill of Central Iowa Announces Store Re-Openings and Closures As Result of COVID19

A Goodwill of Central Iowa Press Release Goodwill of Central Iowa, a non-profit organization providing jobs and job training opportunities to people facing barriers to employment, re-opened 10 of its retail stores this week with additional safety protocols in place to protect employees and shoppers. Today, the Ames, Johnston, Indianola, Ottumwa, Jordan Creek, West Des […]

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits salons, barbershops, and massage and tattoo establishments to reopen throughout Iowa in a limited fashion with appropriate public health measures in place. It also permits restaurants (but not bars), fitness centers, libraries, and race tracks to […]

Iowa Workforce Development reports initial unemployment insurance claims filed for week of April 26 – May 2, 2020

DES MOINES – The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, April 26, and Saturday, May 2, was 24,693. There were 22,830 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 1,863 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims […]

‘Shock to the system’: Virus shakes up college athletics

By Annika Wall IowaWatch Steve Cook walked into the locker room. The 24-year veteran head baseball coach for Coe College in Cedar Rapids sensed the tension in the air. He was about to tell his athletes their season was cancelled. “Over 24 years, you’re always going to have a meeting at the end of the […]

Central College Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship for Work With Environment

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PELLA, IA (05/06/2020) A Central College student has received the highly competitive Udall Scholarship, which recognizes college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment, leadership, public service and issues related to Native American nations. Elizabeth Sheldon, a member of the Class of 2021, is the first Central […]

IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD UNITS RECEIVE MOBILIZATION ORDERS

As part of the U.S. Army’s ongoing operational requirements, several Iowa National Guard units will deploy overseas in the coming months. Approximately 330 Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, will deploy in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Central Command is […]

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits dental services to resume in compliance with guidelines adopted by the Iowa Dental Board, permits some additional businesses and establishments to reopen throughout Iowa in a limited fashion with appropriate public health measures in place, and […]

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional deaths confirmed – May 6, 2020

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 293 additional positive cases for a total of 10,404 positive cases. There have been an additional 2,309 negative tests for a total of 52,767 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. […]

Secretary Naig Encourages Farmers, Landowners to Apply Now for Cost Share Funding to Implement Water Quality Practices

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 5, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that farmers and landowners can now sign up for cost share funds through the Water Quality Initiative. The funds can be used to help install conservation practices that improve soil health and water quality, including cover crops, no-till/strip-till practices or a […]

         

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