Kim Reynolds is now officially running for governor of Iowa. During a two-day announcement tour of the state, she stopped in Bettendorf Thursday and told local republicans she's excited about launching her campaign.

Students may soon return to a closed college campus in Clinton, but they'll be younger and from China.

Ashford University

Students may once again fill the halls of a vacant college campus in Clinton. On Tuesday, the county board approved incentives for a development group called Clinton Catalyst, which wants to host high school students from China at the former Ashford University. 

Augustana College

The "A Team" leaves for China on Tuesday. The ensemble from Augustana College's Chamber Singers will perform in an international music festival, and sing in four concerts, two in Shanghai and two in Nanjing.

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Several months after his nomination was first announced, the confirmation hearing for Terry Branstad will finally begin.

Gary Camarano

China could help boost the economy of Whiteside County and northwest Illinois. That's the goal for Tuesday's visit by the Chinese Consul General from Chicago.