Tag: Des Moines

Iowa sees big rise in gonorrhea cases

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Health reported that there has been a 145 percent rise in gonorrhea cases in the state since 2013. Iowa had 3,600 cases of gonorrhea in 2017, according to a statement from the department. There were 2,600 cases reported in 2016. From the IDOH press release: In Iowa, increases are…

Iowa Leather Weekend announces leadership changes

DES MOINES — Iowa Leather Weekend announced on Tuesday that they were adding new positions and staff to the production team of the annual contest weekend. Turk Pierson, a current Iowa Leather Weekend staff member,will step into the role of Associate Producer, overseeing the Volunteer Coordinator & Box Office Coordinator. Jennifer Allen, Ms. Iowa Leather 2014,…

Titans of the Midwest select new board

DES MOINES — The Titans of the Midwest, a regional community service and education leather organization, has selected a new executive board for 2018. The new board members are: President – Sargent James Vice President – Brian Bolt Donner Treasurer – Gerard Schwickerath Secretary – Shane Donegan Public Liaison – D.S. Trumbull Membership Secretary – Jonathan Garton Bookkeeper – Vacant At-Large…

One Iowa Action announces LGBTQ speakers bureau trainings

DES MOINES — One Iowa Action, an affiliated advocacy arm of One Iowa, announced details for its first Speakers Bureau trainings on its new website (oneiowaaction.org) Thursday morning. The site also includes the organization’s legislative priorities, upcoming details for other events, ways for LGBTQ Iowans and allies to engage with the organization and the Iowa…

Iowa groups join forces to stop ‘rubber stamp’ approval of federal judges

DES MOINES —Local and national organizations today launched a petition drive, encouraging Iowans and Americans to demand that Senator Grassley stop politicizing the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chair, and to provide true oversight to President Trump’s judicial nominees instead of acting as a rubber stamp. “LGBTQ Iowans rely on a fair and impartial…

One Iowa hosting SHIIP services to help LGBTQ Iowans navigate Medicare

DES MOINES — One Iowa has been named an official sponsor for the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP volunteer Rick Marua will use One Iowa’s space and resources to provide free-of-charge counseling and information to people with questions about Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long term care…