Monday, September 1, 2014

Changes in the Classroom for Iowa Students

Over the next three weeks, over 500,000 Iowa children will head back to the classroom for another school year. Many ...

Renew Your Driver’s License Online

For the past year, Iowa drivers have been able to renew their driver’s license or non-operator ID cards online. In ...

Keeping Iowa’s Water Clean

This summer, thousands of Iowans will be swimming, fishing, and boating in and on our lakes and rivers. Those recre ...

Skills Training Available to Iowans

Iowans looking to develop skills or a technical trade have additional opportunities after actions taken by the Iowa ...

Tree Grants Available from the DNR

Two state programs are offering tree grants to communities to help with tree care, inventory, and pest management a ...

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Meet the Candidate: Dan Fessler HD 42

Meet the Candidate: Dan Fessler HD 42

Dan Fessler is a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage employee at the Jordan Creek campus.  He is also a member of the Urban Ambassadors, a volunteer group focusing on sustainability in the metro area. Fessler is promising to work at improving quality of life a ...

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Meet the Candidate: Jo Oldson HD 41

Meet the Candidate: Jo Oldson HD 41

Jo is serving her 6th term in the Iowa House.  She serves as Ranking Member of the Ways and Means committee and also serves on the Commerce and Judiciary. Jo graduated from Eagle Grove Community High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts and Juris D ...

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Meet the Candidate: John Forbes HD 40

Meet the Candidate: John Forbes HD 40

John Forbes is a small business owner and former City Councilman in Urbandale.  He is a pharmacist and has owned and operated Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale for the past 34 years. Forbes is a member and past president of the Urbandale Chamber of Comme ...

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Meet the Candidate: Tom Leffler  HD 39

Meet the Candidate: Tom Leffler HD 39

Johnston native Tom Leffler is a five-time city council person and retired Pioneer senior manager. Leffler was nominated at a special convention in June to run in House District 39. First elected to the council in 1980 in a special election to fill a ...

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Meet the Candidate: Chris Sherrod  HD 38

Meet the Candidate: Chris Sherrod HD 38

Ankeny native Chris Sherrod is seeking candidacy for State Representative in District 38, which includes part of Ankeny and Polk County. Sherrod is a graduate of Ankeny High School and the University of Northern Iowa. In addition to studies at the Ha ...

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Meet the Candidate: Marti Anderson HD 36

Meet the Candidate: Marti Anderson HD 36

Marti Anderson is a Des Moines native who graduated from Des Moines’ St. Joseph's Academy in 1969. She earned her BA in social work from UNI, her MSW from the University of Iowa, and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. Marti Anderson lives in th ...

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Meet the Candidate: Ako Abdul-Samad HD 35

Meet the Candidate: Ako Abdul-Samad HD 35

Motivational speaker, author, photographer, representative and counselor, Ako Abdul-Samad has impacted the lives of thousands of individuals and families for over three decades. He is serving his 4th term in the House of Representatives and is now an ...

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