Thursday Morning Read: Corbett calls for more mental health services; Iowa State gets Koch Foundation gift; Lewinsky speaking at University of Iowa

Cedar Rapids Mayor and Republican candidate for governor Ron Corbett asks questions while meeting with students at the Eldora Boys Training School during a discussion at the school's administration building on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids Mayor and Republican candidate for governor Ron Corbett asks questions while meeting with students at the Eldora Boys Training School during a discussion at the school's administration building on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

TODAY’S WEATHER — Partly cloudy, warm. High 71, low 51.

CORBETT CALLS FOR MORE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES — In the wake of a report critical of measures used to restrain unruly boys at the Eldora State Training School, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ron Corbett is calling for more resources for the facility, especially to meet the needs of the juvenile offenders living there. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2hQPeee

IOWA STATE GETS KOCH FOUNDATION GIFT — Iowa State University has announced it will accept nearly $1.7 million from the Charles Koch Foundation for a program of study on Midwest markets and entrepreneurship, finalizing a deal that’s been in the works for more than a year. The foundation, led by multibillionaire political donor and philanthropist Charles Koch, will provide $1.685 million over five years to ISU’s Economics Department. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2gOG8it

LEWINSKY SPEAKING AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA — Social activist Monica Lewinsky will speak on the University of Iowa campus next week in a message titled, “The Price of Shame,” the UI Lecture Committee announced Wednesday. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2yrkNG0

WADLEY SEIZES ‘THIS IS IT’ MOMENT — If you think about it, Akrum Wadley has led the league in drama for a few seasons now. Good and bad drama. http://thegaz.co/2x8iLqi

QUOTABLE“We have been sounding the alarm on the increased frequency of brutal assaults within our correctional facilities with absolutely zero change taking place. We are demanding that the Department of Corrections meet with us to discuss this health and safety crisis before someone gets killed.” Danny Homan, president of AFSCME Council 61, which represents correctional officers, after a Fort Madison inmate assaulted a correctional officer Wednesday, leading to a lockdown. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2ytEwVL

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