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Disabled Voters are Encouraged to Register to Vote

To improve voter turnout among people with disabilities, the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council says people should get registered now. The voter turnout rate in the 2012 presidential election was more than 6 percent lower among people with disabilities than for the general population in Iowa, according to a Rutgers University study. Rik Shannon, project manager […]


Minnesota Bus Trip Scheduled

In September, the Hancock and Winnebago County Conservation Boards will be sponsoring a motorcoach excursion to southwestern Minnesota to enjoy “Petroglyphs and Prairies”! The trip will be held on Saturday, September 10th, and will include two destinations and two meal stops. The focus of the trip will be the Native American culture of southern Minnesota […]

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Grassley Presses Defense Department on Potentially Misleading Statements

Sen. Chuck Grassley is pressing the Defense Department to clarify and respond to potentially misleading statements about the true cost of a compressed natural gas station in Afghanistan.  In a four-page-plus letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Grassley outlined questionable statements by a top defense official, who asserted that the gas station cost $5.1 million […]