Dems: State Historical Society seeks history award nominations

Through February 1, nominations are being accepted for Iowa’s Awards for Excellence in History, which recognize individuals, organizations and communities that made outstanding contributions to Iowa history in 2015 through publications, local history initiatives and significant, long-term achievements. More information about eligibility, criteria and submission directions can be found at www.iowahistory.org.  

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Dems: Iowans invited to help shape State Health Plan

The Iowa Department of Public Health is developing a comprehensive health needs assessment. The goal is to come up with a statewide Health Improvement Plan to help Iowans live longer, healthier, more productive lives. The updated Healthy Iowans plan will be released in 2017. Through February 29, Iowans are invited to recommend health issues needing…

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Dems: Iowa lifts ban on poultry exhibitions

The Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship has lifted the state ban on live bird exhibitions at fairs, livestock auctions, swap meets, sales and other events due to avian influenza. The Department prohibited poultry exhibitions on May 21 after an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, with the goal of minimizing its spread and…

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Dems: Working for you in 2016

The 2016 legislative session starts this Monday, January 11. Our primary job is listening to you—our constituents—and ensuring the state honors its commitments to Iowa families. These commitments include: Standing up for workers and investing in skills training and job creation; Creating more educational opportunities from preschool through college; Supporting Main Street over Wall Street…

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GOP: 2016 Iowa General Assembly Timetable

GOP: 2016 Iowa General Assembly Timetable

The 2016 session of the 86th Iowa General Assembly will convene this Monday, January 11th. Here is a look at this session’s timetable.

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Dems: Better training & education will help expand Iowa’s middle class

We should do all that we can to help more workers and their families join Iowa’s middle class. As 2015 comes to an end, Iowa continues its recovery from the national economic recession. We’re making steady progress, but many Iowans are still out of work or unable to find the jobs they want. According to…

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Dems: Better training & education will help expand Iowa’s middle class

We should do all that we can to help more workers and their families join Iowa’s middle class. As 2015 comes to an end, Iowa continues its recovery from the national economic recession. We’re making steady progress, but many Iowans are still out of work or unable to find the jobs they want. According to…

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Dems: Iowa improves health rankings

Iowa moved up two spots in the 26th annual America’s Health Rankings report, making us 22nd in the nation. Iowa improved in: Adults who smoke (ranking has improved from 28th in 2014 to 26th in 2015). Obesity (ranking has improved from 39th in 2014 to 35th in 2015). Physical Inactivity (ranking has improved from 39th…

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Dems: Readying Iowans for college & career

We learned recently that Iowa has the top high school graduation rate in the country, 90.5 percent for the 2013-14 school year. That puts Iowa well above the national high school graduation rate of 82.3 percent. In addition, Iowa high school students who took the ACT college entrance exam this spring performed better than students…

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