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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is reminding people who lost money to scams involving Western Union to apply for a refund before the February 12th deadline.   

Western Union admitted it had processed thousands of transactions involving international consumer fraud between 2004 and 2012. The company failed to act against company agents who facilitated scams under fake lottery and prize awards, family emergencies, advanced loans, and online dating.

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and acting Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg were among those celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

Gov. Reynolds named two women the recipients of the 2018 MLK Achievement Award.

CEO of Betty Andrews Media and President of the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP Betty Andrews, and Des Moines Register Columnist Rekha Basu, received the award at a ceremony in Des Moines.

Andrews stood with her grandson to accept the award. She acknowledged that King’s legacy allowed social justice work to continue, and it will continue long after her time.