Kim Reynolds

Iowa News: Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation

DES MOINES, Iowa (STL.News) – 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 … Continue reading Iowa News: Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation

IOWA CITY, Iowa | APNewsBreak: Pre-election lawsuit threat led to Iowa payout

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa accelerated an unprecedented $4.15 million settlement with two sexual harassment victims after a lawyer for one of them threatened a lawsuit days before the election that would dig into Gov. Kim Reynolds’ longtime association with the agency director who harassed them, according to emails obtained by … Continue reading IOWA CITY, Iowa | APNewsBreak: Pre-election lawsuit threat led to Iowa payout

Iowa News: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds appoints Michael Hooper as District Court Judge

DES MOINES, IA – Jan. 13, 2019 – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Michael Hooper as district court judge in the Fourth Judicial District. Hooper, of Atlantic, Iowa, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and his law degree from Creighton University Law School.  He currently serves as the … Continue reading Iowa News: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds appoints Michael Hooper as District Court Judge

Iowa News: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issues statement on passing of John McCain

DES MOINES, IA – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds yesterday issued the following statement Saturday night on the passing of Sen. John McCain: “Today, we lost an American hero. John McCain’s life reflected some of the very best our county had to offer.  He understood the greatness of America, fought tirelessly for our values and put … Continue reading Iowa News: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issues statement on passing of John McCain

DES MOINES, Iowa | Iowa governor chokes up relaying call with Tibbetts’ mother

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds became emotional Friday discussing her telephone conversation with the mother of slain college student, and she urged residents not to politicize the case. Asked during an impromptu news conference whether she expected Mollie Tibbetts’ family to become public advocates, Reynolds’ voice broke in recollecting her conversation Tuesday … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Iowa governor chokes up relaying call with Tibbetts’ mother

Iowa News: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for flooding, severe weather

DES MOINES, IA – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a letter Wednesday to be delivered to President Donald Trump requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 30 Iowa counties where significant damage was sustained from severe storms and flooding from June 6-July 2, 2018. The governor requested funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public … Continue reading Iowa News: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for flooding, severe weather

GRANITE CITY, Illinois | Trump hails Illinois steel mill as an economic success story

GRANITE CITY, Ill.  — President Donald Trump on Thursday trumpeted the renewed success of an Illinois steel mill, pushing back against criticism that his escalating trade disputes are hurting American workers and farmers. The president pointed to the U.S. Steel plant’s reopening as a success story after he slapped tariffs on imported steel and aluminum … Continue reading GRANITE CITY, Illinois | Trump hails Illinois steel mill as an economic success story

Doon, Iowa: Cause of Iowa derailment, oil spill amount still under wraps

DOON, IA — Crews were scrambling Saturday to clean up a BNSF oil train derailment in northwest Iowa that dumped crude into floodwaters, while officials seek to get a handle on the extent of the spill and its cause. Thirty-three oil tanker cars derailed Friday just south of Doon in Lyon County, leaking oil into … Continue reading Doon, Iowa: Cause of Iowa derailment, oil spill amount still under wraps

Video purportedly shows Iowa Senate leader kissing lobbyist

DES MOINES, Iowa/March 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to meet with the state Senate’s top leader after a website posted photos and video allegedly showing the married Republican kissing a statehouse lobbyist. Reynolds told reporters Monday she was “disappointed” about the allegation against Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix. The liberal website … Continue reading Video purportedly shows Iowa Senate leader kissing lobbyist

Once an unlikely candidate, Iowa’s governor embraces new job

DES MOINES, Iowa/May 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Iowa’s Governor — As a onetime county office worker in rural Iowa, Republican Kim Reynolds insists she never saw herself running for office, much less serving as governor. But after a mid-career political surge and the appointment of mentor Terry Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China, the former legislator … Continue reading Once an unlikely candidate, Iowa’s governor embraces new job