Iowa

Brian Hemesath

Though he’s been unemployed for months, like millions of Americans, due to COVID-19, St. Ambrose University alum Brian Hemesath got good news late last month.

Even though some businesses and activities will begin to re-open in Iowa this weekend, one important activity will not. The suspenion of the Sunday mass obligation will continue for Catholics in the state's four dioceses.

With more people out of work, and so many children home from school, the need for help from the River Bend Foodbank is greater than ever. Based in Davenport, it supplies food to food pantries, meal sites, and soup kitchens in 23 counties in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

Roxanna Moritz

Now serving her third term as Scott County Auditor, Roxanna Moritz would like to serve a fourth. This week, she announced plans to run again for the job she's held since 2008.

On Midwest Week, just a few months after it started, sports betting is beginning to make money for the state of Iowa, even before any major events like the Super Bowl and March Madness.

Iowa Legislature

An experienced candidate in southeast Iowa has decided to run again for Congress. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Republican State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks from Ottumwa is running again for the Second District seat in the US House.

Anderson 400 Certification Team

Hundreds of acres near the Quad Cities, and overlooking the Mississippi River, are now ready for development. Wednesday Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds toured the property and officially added the Anderson Green Business Park to the state's list of "certified sites."

Julian Castro for President 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro will campaign in Iowa this weekend. This will be the third trip to the state for the former mayor of San Antonio and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa

Iowa's annual moratorium on utility disconnections during the winter ends April 1st. Under the law, Iowa residents who qualify for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program are protected from having their natural gas or electric service shut off from November to April.

Iowa DNR

Even though they measure it in different ways, Iowa and Illinois both report air quality is improving.

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