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Government

  • Reynolds announces new application for felons to have voting rights returned

    Today at her weekly press conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new application for felons to have their voting rights restored. The governor also reiterated her support for a constitutional amendment to permanently restore the voting rights of felons who have completed their sentence.
     
    The new application can be viewed online here. Iowans looking to restore their voting rights can go to governor.iowa.gov/services/voting-rights-restoration.
     

  • Axne to be at Stanton's Farmer's Telephone Saturday

    Tomorrow, Saturday, March 9, Congresswoman Cindy Axne will continue her March ‘Shot at Success’ tour with stops in Pottawattamie, Mills, Fremont and Montgomery Counties. The Congresswoman will tour skills training and apprenticeship programs and hear from constituents about how she can work in Washington to ensure every Iowan has the skills they need for a good-paying job.  
     

  • Reynolds statement on House Judiciary vote on felon voting right

    Gov. Reynolds released the following statement after the Iowa House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed, House Study Bill 68, a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Iowa Constitution to restore the voting rights of felons:
     
    “Today’s unanimous vote by the House Judiciary Committee sends a strong message in favor of second chances and forgiveness for felons. It highlights the broad commitment of supporters for a constitutional amendment and another step forward to give Iowans a vote on this issue.”
     

  • Only bottled water needed currently in Mills County

    ***MILLS COUNTY DONATION REQUESTS - PLEASE READ***

    From Montgomery County Emergency Management Coordinator, Brian Hamman --

  • Glenwood, Pacific Junction, Hamburg residents urged to conserve water

    SOUTHWEST Iowa – The major flooding events in southwestern Iowa are impacting some water plants and wells, surrounding them by floodwaters or inundating them.

  • 15 additional counties added to state disaster proclamation

    Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing.
     
    The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program, for these 15 counties: Adair, Bremer, Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dallas, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Fremont, Guthrie, Hardin, Plymouth, and Shelby.

  • Gov. Reynolds signs disaster proclamation

    Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation
     
    DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for the State of Iowa in response to flooding and severe weather beginning March 13th and continuing. Earlier today, she activated Iowa's State Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the response to Iowa's flooding.
     
    The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) along with several state and federal agencies, is monitoring rapidly-evolving conditions at locations throughout the state.

  • Several wastewater discharges due to ice jams, snow melt, rainfall

    Heavy rainfall, fast snow melt, ice jams and flooding starting in northwest Iowa caused several wastewater discharges from city treatment plants.

    While fast stream currents and cold water are the biggest risk for recreation, high waters can also carry dangerous debris and bacteria. “For their own safety, we’re recommending people stay out of the water until several days after streams return to normal,” said Ted Petersen, supervisor of DNR’s Des Moines field office.

  • SWIPCO purchases SWITA facility in Council Bluffs

    Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO), which operates Southwest Iowa Transit Agency (SWITA), has completed the purchase of a 10,000 square foot vehicle staging and storage facility at 3236 Nebraska Avenue, Council Bluffs.  The new facility has indoor parking space for fifteen transit buses, a vehicle maintenance area, office space, training rooms, and driver waiting and storage space.  There is also a large, fenced exterior parking area that will be able to accommodate vehicles not in active use.

     

  • Records 02/14/17

    The following events were filed with the Montgomery County Clerk’s Office between February 2 and February 8, 2017. All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty. For details on these events, visit the public records office or online at www.iowacourts.gov.