February 8, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Iowa
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February 8, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Iowa
- 2006.04.24: April 24, 2006: Headlines: COS - Tanzania: Politics: Election2006 - Katus: Rapid City Journal: Tanzania RPCV Tom Katus is candidate for Iowa State Senate Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 9:50 am 
- 2006.04.17: April 17, 2006: Headlines: COS - Honduras: NGO's: Muscatine Journal: Honduras RPCV Mallory Smith leaving Louisa Development Group, an economic development agency serving Louisa County, Iowa Friday, April 21, 2006 - 11:37 am 
- 2006.02.27: February 27, 2006: Headlines: COS - Ethiopia: Extension: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Ethiopia RPCV Allen Ricks 'cheerleads' at Iowa State University extension Monday, April 17, 2006 - 7:10 pm 
- 2006.02.13: February 13, 2006: Headlines: COS - Cambodia: COS - Sri Lanka: Asian American Issues: Refugees: Business Record: Iowa Resident Poam Logan escaped war in Cambodia to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sri Lanka Friday, April 14, 2006 - 1:03 pm 
- March 1, 2004: Headlines: COS - Liberia: Journalism: Iowa State: Liberia RPCV Dick Haws to retire from Greenlee School of Journalism and Communications Sunday, June 12, 2005 - 3:24 pm 
- March 20, 2005: Headlines: COS - Bolivia: Law: Motorcycles: Iowa City Press Citizen: Iowa City lawyer Matthew Hayek joined the Peace Corps and left for Bolivia where he spent two years riding a Suzuki 185 dirt bike from village to village, helping develop safe drinking water systems Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 2:50 am 
When this story was posted in February 2005, this was on the front page of PCOL:
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| Bush's FY06 Budget for the Peace Corps|
The White House is proposing $345 Million for the Peace Corps for FY06 - a $27.7 Million (8.7%) increase that would allow at least two new posts and maintain the existing number of volunteers at approximately 7,700. Bush's 2002 proposal to double the Peace Corps to 14,000 volunteers appears to have been forgotten. The proposed budget still needs to be approved by Congress.
| RPCVs mobilize support for Countries of Service|
RPCV Groups mobilize to support their Countries of Service. Over 200 RPCVS have already applied to the Crisis Corps to provide Tsunami Recovery aid, RPCVs have written a letter urging President Bush and Congress to aid Democracy in Ukraine, and RPCVs are writing NBC about a recent episode of the "West Wing" and asking them to get their facts right about Turkey.
| Ask Not|
As our country prepares for the inauguration of a President, we remember one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century and how his words inspired us. "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
| Latest: RPCVs and Peace Corps provide aid |
Peace Corps made an appeal last week to all Thailand RPCV's to consider serving again through the Crisis Corps and more than 30 RPCVs have responded so far. RPCVs: Read what an RPCV-led NGO is doing about the crisis an how one RPCV is headed for Sri Lanka to help a nation he grew to love. Question: Is Crisis Corps going to send RPCVs to India, Indonesia and nine other countries that need help?
| The World's Broken Promise to our Children|
Former Director Carol Bellamy, now head of Unicef, says that the appalling conditions endured today by half the world's children speak to a broken promise. Too many governments are doing worse than neglecting children -- they are making deliberate, informed choices that hurt children. Read her op-ed and Unicef's report on the State of the World's Children 2005.
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