DES MOINES, IOWA (December 11, 2020) — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced that it has awarded $143,892,544.40 to 11 broadband providers to bring broadband to rural Iowa. The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I Auction is a federal program focusing on bringing broadband to 10 million Americans.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (December 7, 2020) Join Iowa PBS and Ballet Des Moines virtually on Saturday, December 19, 10:30AM, for a special family-friendly experience featuring Peter and the Wolf. After the 30 minute pre-recorded performance, a musician from The Belin Quartet and a ballet dancer from Ballet Des Moines will join the event live for an experience for the whole family.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 3, 2020)  Governor Kim Reynolds today announced the members of a new Computer Science Work Group created by a 2020 state law that for the first time requires Iowa’s 327 school districts and 116 accredited nonpublic schools to offer computer science instruction.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 2, 2020)  Governor Kim Reynolds and The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced the launch of an Iowa Arts and Cultural Recovery Program. The statewide grant program will provide short-term relief to arts venues, cultural organizations, and creative workers who have lost significant business or income due to the pandemic.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (December 1, 2020) In a time where in-person performing arts are nearly impossible, Iowa PBS is collaborating with Ballet Des Moines to bring inspiration to audiences across Iowa and beyond. The ballet company's 2020 season will include three programs, collectively called Acts of Resilience | Courage | Vision | Spirit.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (December 1, 2020) Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) will award three $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors in 2021 who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university.

The scholarships are in honor of three pioneers in Keep Iowa Beautiful's 20-year history:

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 1, 2020) Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the appointment of Josh Byrnes, currently general manager of the Osage Municipal Utilities, to serve as a Board Member to the Iowa Utilities Board. Byrnes replaces Nick Wagner who had served in that role since 2013 and departed the IUB in July 2020. The appointment is effective December 14, 2020, and is subject to confirmation by the Iowa Senate.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (November 30, 2020) — We know that strong readers go on to become lifelong learners, but almost 40% of today's children start kindergarten without the skills needed for success. The best way to prepare children for school and beyond? Introduce them to books as soon as possible.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (November 30, 2020) Iowa PBS is bringing holiday cheer from Jim McDonough's home to yours. The Iowan and International Steinway Artist performs beloved Christmas songs during Home for Christmas with Jim McDonough. This Christmas concert premieres on-air and online Tuesday, December 15, 8PM, and repeats Thursday, December 24, 7PM.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 30, 2020) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is leading a bipartisan coalition of 49 attorneys-general urging Congress to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economy (CARES) Act funding until the end of 2021.