Iowa Students Enrolled for Ashford University’s Online Program Receiving Refunds

Nearly three hundred students who enrolled on Ashford University’s online program are now receiving payments in tuition refunds, according to the office of Iowa attorney general. As per a settlement reached last year with Attorney General Tom Miller, 296 former Iowa students are receiving $5,240,000. The Consumer Protection Division is distributing the refunds that range […]

Iowa DCI Investigating Death in Sibley

According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, on July 13, 2015, the body of Brandon Joseph Sage Gould, 29, was found near railroad tracks by a pedestrian, approximately a mile-and-a-half north of Sibley, Iowa. Officials say that they believe Brandon was traveling with his wife, Yvette Gould, aboard a Union Pacific railcar that was […]

Opinion: Redistricting for Dummies-How to End the Gerrymander

Every ten years, based on the latest census data, the states receive new apportionments of seats in the US House of Representatives. The state legislatures begin mapping out revised districts to accommodate changes in population, population distribution, and increases or decreases in the number of seats. And five years later, some state legislatures (at the […]

Iowa CCI to Celebrate 40th Anniversary in October

The grassroots organization Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special “birthday bash” on October 2 and 3 at Holiday Inn located at 6111 Fleur Drive in Des Moines. Formed in Waterloo in 1975, the seeds of what would later become Iowa CCI were planted at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church […]

Disaster Emergency Proclamation Extended Until December

The disaster emergency proclamation for 18 Iowa counties has been extended until December 31. Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday signed a disaster emergency proclamation extension that would assist with disposal and clean-up efforts on affected sites. The original proclamation for the counties badly affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza was signed on June 15, 2015 […]

Special Screening of Johnny Gosch Documentary in Des Moines

There will a special screening of “Who Took Johnny” on July 16 at Fleur Cinema and Café, which hosted a successful two-week run of the film earlier this year. “Who Took Johnny” is an independent documentary that examines the mysterious disappearance of West Des Moines newspaper carrier Johnny Gosch, who went missing in 1982. Produced […]

Reynolds Elected Chair of National Lieutenant Governors Association

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds was elected chair of the National Lieutenant Governors Association at the group’s annual meeting held in Indianapolis, Ind. on July 10. Reynolds was elected for the second time as chair of the organization. Earlier she served as treasurer, and chair of International Relations Committee and the Policy Resolutions Committee of the […]

Donald Trump is good for the Republican Party

Following the 2012 Democratic Presidential victory, Reince Priebus ordered that a “post mortem” be conducted to find out exactly what went wrong. It turns out a great deal went wrong and in three years, apparently nothing has been done about it. We see the Grand Old Party, the party of Lincoln, defending the Confederate battle flag […]

Opinion: Broadband Prices-Bernie Sanders and His Gang of Four Are Out of Touch

Back in 1992, US president George HW Bush stumbled over a grocery store price scanner on his way to re-election. Touring a grocers’ convention, Bush gazed in “wonder,” according to the New York Times, at technology well-known to everyone else. Bush went down in history as “out of touch” with the real America — and […]