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Garner City Council Approves Renovation Program

Garner City Council Approves Renovation Program

The public will have their chance to voice an opinion on the downtwon facade revitalization project. The city council has set August 11th at 7pm as the date and time for the public hearing. The move is a procedural one which gives the public the opportunity to share their views on an issue. The hearing will

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Ernst Stresses Need to Prioritize Security of Americans Overseas Engaged in Diplomatic Security Efforts

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) stressed the need for the Obama Administration to prioritize the security of and responsiveness to the American men and women overseas engaged in diplomatic security efforts at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing entitled, “Avoiding Duplication: An Examination of the State Department’s Proposal to Construct a New Diplomatic

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Deadline Extended: Grassley Fall Internship Applications Due August 1

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said that the deadline for fall internships for college-age Iowans has been extended.  Applications will now be accepted through August 1, 2015. Internships are available in Grassley’s Washington, D.C., office as well as his offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo.  The semester-long internships

Hancock County Supervisors establish 5% interest on stamped warrants

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors voted in adjourned session Tuesday to establish an interest rate for stamped warrants.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach says up till now the county has not had to utilize stamped warrants, but that may be changing. The warrants are used to help pay for drainage district projects in the county when

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Farmer-led Efforts Continue to Improve Water Quality in Rock Creek

Farmers in the Rock Creek Watershed are driving change and planning to install the largest concentration of bioreactors and saturated buffers in the nation. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey joined the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and water quality experts to kickoff project efforts in Mitchell County. “This project builds on the work that already

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Grassley Urges EPA to Increase Volumes Under the Renewable Fuel Standard, Says Low Levels Will Undermine Next Generation Fuels, Increase Dependence on Foreign Oil

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to revise and increase its proposed volume obligations for renewable biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014, 2015, and 2016. “The RFS has added value to agriculture markets and energized many rural economies across Iowa and the nation,” Grassley wrote to EPA