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Dems: Trees for Kids grants available for spring

Through March 2, grant applications are being accepted for “Trees for Kids” grants, which pay up to $5,000 for landscape trees and mulch for schools and communities to involve youth in planting trees on school grounds and other public property. For information about how to apply for a spring Trees for Kids grant, go to www.iowadnr.gov…

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Dems: Governor, you are right: State support for Iowa students needs to catch up to our competitors

Governor Branstad, when it comes to investing in local education, Iowa does need to catch up. We need to start NOW rather than falling further behind.

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Dems: Derelict Building Grants can improve rural communities

Through February 27, communities with populations of up to 5,000 can apply for grants to help deconstruct or renovate abandoned commercial and public structures. Funding also can help with asbestos removal, inspections and environmental site assessments. More information, applications and additional resources are available at…

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Dems: Derelict Building Grants can improve rural communities

Through February 27, communities with populations of up to 5,000 can apply for grants to help deconstruct or renovate abandoned commercial and public structures. Funding also can help with asbestos…

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Dems: Employer survey seeks to boost volunteerism

Employer supported volunteering leads to improved employee engagement, organizational commitment and job satisfaction, according to the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. That’s why the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service is…

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Dems: Marketing workshops to help natural resource groups

Solid waste agencies and natural resource organizations are invited to attend one of three upcoming marketing workshops. The workshops, held by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will run from…

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Dems: Test your home for radon

January is Radon Action Month. Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that may cause lung cancer with long-term exposure. More than 50 percent of homes in Iowa have an…

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Dems: Test your home for radon

January is Radon Action Month. Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that may cause lung cancer with long-term exposure. More than 50 percent of homes in Iowa have an…

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Dems: Student achievement not keeping up with other states

The Legislature and Governor must make sure that every child gets the best education possible so that all Iowans can compete for the jobs of the future. This session, that…

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