Johnson, Ernst Re-Introduce Bill to Protect VA Whistleblowers

U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), combat veteran, re-introduced the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act Wednesday. The bill is named for Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick, a whistleblower from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, Wis., who took his own life […]

Grassley Says That Teacher Preparation Rule Was an Overreach

Sen. Chuck Grassley voted in favor of a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act of a regulation released last October requiring states to evaluate teacher preparation programs located within that state based on four federally-prescribed and defined criteria of performance.  The regulation would require states to set up a system that tracks the […]

Office of Senator Ernst Accepting Summer Internship Applications

– The office of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) is seeking Iowa college students and recent graduates for internship opportunities in the Washington, D.C. and Iowa offices for summer 2017. “Iowa students will gain valuable firsthand experience in public policy, communications, constituent services, and more through an internship in one of our offices in Iowa […]

Hancock County Assessor gets a new Set of Wheels

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met earlier this week with no major agenda; however, the Hancock County Assessor’s Department is getting its own wheels for business traveling around the countryside. The Hancock County Supervisors approved the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget for the Assessor’s office at this week’s meeting.  Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells about […]

HCHS celebrates Pulmonary Rehab Week

Hancock County Health System is joining the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in celebrating National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 12 through the 18th.  HCHS Respiratory Therapist Molly Schaefer tells what her department likes to do annually to mark the week. The National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week campaign is a special platform to provide education about […]