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QCA Today: July 30, 2015

This feature collects articles published online by the following Quad Cities-area media outlets: Quad-City Times , Rock Island Argus / Moline Dispatch , River Cities’ Reader , KWQC, and WQAD. It also includes items from CapitolFax.com, the Des Moines Register ’s “Iowa Politics Insider,” and the State Journal-Register ’s “The Dome.”

If you'd like your media outlet included in this list, contact Jeff at This e-mail address is being protected from s...

Ask the Advice Goddess: July 30, 2015

Ask the Advice Goddess: July 30, 2015

Sleepless in Fallujah

I just broke up with my girlfriend of seven months. We fought constantly, but the sex was amazing. Reviewing my relationships, it...

 

Putting the Brakes on Traffic Cameras: The Iowa DOT’s Regulations Are a Good Start, but the Issue Begs for Legislative Action

Putting the Brakes on Traffic Cameras: The Iowa DOT’s Regulations Are a Good Start, but the Issue Begs for Legislative Action

Davenport started Iowa’s debate over using cameras to ticket vehicle owners for speeding and running red lights, so it’s appropriate to look at one of its intersections as an illustration of the current situation – 11 years after the city began automated enforcement.

From 2001 to 2004 – befor...

Funny Businesses: Patrick Adamson, Andrew King, and George Strader Discuss the Area-Comedy Renaissance

Funny Businesses: Patrick Adamson, Andrew King, and George Strader Discuss the Area-Comedy Renaissance

“Is that ahi tuna?”

“No. It’s a- ha tuna. This is a comedy interview.”

So went a not-atypical exchange during my recent conversation with area comedians George Strader, Patrick Adamson, and Andrew King. (It was George who asked about the tuna and Patrick who ordered it. If you were wondering, ...

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Luther announces 2015 graduates

DECORAH, Iowa – Luther seniors Melissa Lockwood, Jenna McGee and Kelsey Rose of Bettendorf, Iowa, participated in commencement ceremonies for the class of 2015 at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 24, in Luther's Regents Center.

Lockwood, the daughter of Jeff and Lora Lockwood, received a degree in nursing. She ...

Loebsack and Graves Introduce Bill Preserving Access to Rural Healthcare

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Representative Dave Loebsack and Missouri Representative Sam Graves today introduced a bipartisan bill to address critical healthcare shortages in rural communities.

“Rural hospitals are bedrocks of their communities, providing more than just high quality, local access...

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