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Federal Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 5 items )  

Conservation Corps of Minnesota & Iowa to Receive $150,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $150,000 cooperative agreement to the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa for invasive species treatment in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. The agency description of the grant states: "The project goals are to improve and maintain the quality of prairies and woodlands in Northern Great Plains (NGP) NPS units. Objectives are to treat over 500 acres of invasive spec  more

Corps of Engineers: Notice of Harmful Algae Bloom at Rathbun Lake
RATHBUN, Iowa, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake is actively responding to a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom with site-specific sampling and temporary beach closures. The present algae bloom has been observed at many areas of Rathbun Lake; from the dam to upper lake areas including Corps of Engineers' beaches and boat ramps. Blue-green algae bloom are unpredictable. They  more

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders-Supported Scientists Honored With Presidential Early Career Award
BETHESDA, Maryland, Aug. 6 -- The National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders issued the following news: The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) congratulates the NIDCD scientist and grantees who received the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Award recipients were Catherine Weisz, Ph.D., NIDCD Intramural Research Program; Jeremy Greenlee, M.D., Iowa University; and  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Groundbreaking Held for Fisher House
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: By Charles J. Haymond A groundbreaking ceremony for the first Fisher House in Nebraska was held at the Veterans Affairs NE-Western Iowa Health Care System's Omaha campus next to the VA Medical Center in Omaha Aug. 7, 2019. Fisher Houses are homes where military and veteran's families can stay free of charge while a loved one is in the hospital. "Fisher Houses are built on partnerships and  more

Surface Transportation Board Issues Decision Involving Iowa Traction Railway
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following decision (Docket No. AB 1269X) entitled "Iowa Traction Railway Company Abandonment Exemption in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa": On February 25, 2019, Iowa Traction Railway Company (Iowa Railway), a Class III carrier, filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 C.F.R. pt. 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon a three-mile rail line between milepost 155.5, located approximately 10  more