Author: Mary Stroka

Iowa to begin accepting Afghan refugees

About 350 Afghan refugees will resettle soon within Iowa, officials anticipate. “Right now, the resettlement agencies working in Iowa believe we have capacity to help resettle approximately 350 Afghans in addition to our normal resettlement programs,” U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Des Moines Field Office Director Kerri True-Funk told The Center Square in an […]

Iowa schedules special election to fill Rep. Breckenridge’s former seat on Oct. 12

With the resignation of Rep. Wes Breckenridge, D-Newton, a special election will be held Oct. 12 for District 29 of the Iowa House of Representatives, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Sept. 14. Republican Jon Dunwell, who describes himself as a speaker, trainer and coach on his campaign website, announced Sept. 15 on Facebook that he is running. He said he […]