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Federal Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Administration for Children & Families: Focusing on the Boys - The Longer-Term Impacts of Wise Guys in Davenport, Iowa
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families' Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation issued the following report entitled "Longer-Term Impacts of Wise Guys in Davenport, Iowa": Introduction This report presents evidence on the longer-term impacts of the Wise Guys Male Responsibility Curriculum in middle schools in and near the city of Davenport, Iowa. Nationwide, boys report higher rates of sexual risk behaviors than gir  more

Ames Laboratory: How Do You Know It's Perfect Graphene? The Answer Has Been There All Along
AMES, Iowa, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory issued the following news release: Producing structurally perfect graphene and other 2D materials is the secret to tapping into their potential novel electronic and spintronic properties. But how do we know when graphene, the most widely studied 2D material, is perfect-- a defect-free and uniform layer of atoms? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered an indicator that reliably demonstr  more

Corporation for National & Community Service: 'The Kelly Clarkson Show' Features Touching Interviews With Senior Corps Foster Grandparents
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The Corporation for National and Community Service issued the following news release: * * * - 20,000+ Foster Grandparents Serving in Communities Across the Nation; Programs Currently Recruiting More Volunteers * * * This week, three outstanding Senior Corps volunteers from California and Iowa Foster Grandparent Programs were featured on the nationally syndicated "The Kelly Clarkson Show." The segment, which can be viewed here, included interviews with Grandma Karren La  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Marine Accounted for From World War II (Whitaker, C.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Channing R. Whitaker, 18, of Granger, Iowa, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 29, 2019. In November 1943, Whitaker was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resista  more

FHLBank Topeka Approves 2019 Affordable Housing Grants
TOPEKA, Kansas, Oct. 22 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news: FHLBank Topeka approved $12.13 million in affordable housing grants nationwide. The grants will fund 15 projects through FHLBank Topeka's Affordable Housing Program (AHP). This year, FHLBank Topeka received 69 applications for AHP grants with requests for over $45.6 million to fund projects in the FHLBank four-state district (Colorado, Kansas, Nebrask  more

Iowa U.S. Attorney's Office, Inter-Religious Council of Linn County, Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission Host Forum Protecting Places of Worship
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Oct. 23 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, Peter E. Deegan Jr., issued the following news release: United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr., the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County, and the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission hosted a community forum on October 22, 2019, focused on protecting places of worship. Leaders of the interfaith community, representatives of houses of worship, and other community stakeholders and members attended. They dis  more

Risk Management Agency: USDA Encourages Affected Producers to Contact Agents for Delayed Harvest
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency has issued the following news release: * * * - Producers can file a Notice of Loss and request more time to harvest * * * The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said today that producers who currently participate in Federal crop insurance and are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop should contact their Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) to file a Notice of Loss and request more time to harvest. Pr  more

USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Iowa Farmers
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Iowa Field Office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Iowa is processing $ 42,735,299 in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for the 2018 crop year. Additionally, Iowa FSA is distributing $374,588,883 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners to support voluntary conservation efforts   more