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Scott County-wide Burn Ban PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ross E. Bergen   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 15:17

Per the request of the Scott County Fire Chief Association, a county-wide open burn ban will be effective at 6:00 PM this evening.

Below find a copy of the proclamation and an excerpt from the Iowa Code which identifies exception to this ban (recreational fires, etc.)


100.40 Marshal may prohibit open burning on request.

  1. The state fire marshal, during periods of extremely dry conditions or under other conditions when the state fire marshal finds open burning constitutes a danger to life or property, may prohibit open burning in an area of the state at the request of the chief of a local fire department, a city council or a board of supervisors and when an investigation supports the need for the prohibition. The state fire marshal shall implement the prohibition by issuing a proclamation to persons in the affected area. The chief of a local fire department, the city council or the board of supervisors that requested the prohibition may rescind the proclamation after notifying the state fire marshal of the intent to do so, when the chief, city council or board of supervisors finds that the conditions responsible for the issuance of the proclamation no longer exist.

  1. Violation of a prohibition issued under this section is a simple misdemeanor.

3. A proclamation issued by the state fire marshal pursuant to this section shall not prohibit a supervised, controlled burn for which a permit has been issued by the fire chief of the fire district where the burn will take place, the use of outdoor fireplaces, barbecue grills, properly supervised landfills, or the burning of trash in incinerators or trash burners made of metal, concrete, masonry, or heavy one-inch wire mesh, with no openings greater than one square inch.




Gov. Branstad terminates DAS Director Mike Carroll PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:16

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today terminated the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Director Mike Carroll.

Branstad released the following statement:

“Director Carroll told me that employees were not paid an additional amount in exchange for confidentiality provisions. In light of recent developments, I learned the information presented to me by Director Carroll was not accurate. I am deeply troubled and disappointed by this. As I stated at my press conference Monday, if I learned of new information there would be harsh consequences.

“I terminated Director Carroll today because new facts directly contradict what he told me and what he stated before the Government Oversight Committee. This is unacceptable.

“Confidentiality provisions in personnel settlements should have never been used. The use of such provisions was wrong. Taxpayer dollars should have never been used in relation to confidentiality provisions.

“The citizens of Iowa deserve a government as open and honest as them. Confidentiality provisions run contrary to my priority of an open and transparent government.”

Carroll’s termination is effective immediately. Branstad named Janet Phipps the interim director of DAS.


Iowa Supreme Court Opinions April 4, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Iowa Judicial Branch   
Monday, 07 April 2014 09:06
Notice: The opinions posted on this site are slip opinions only. Under the Rules of Appellate Procedure a party has a limited number of days to request a rehearing after the filing of an opinion. Also, all slip opinions are subject to modification or correction by the court. Therefore, opinions on this site are not to be considered the final decisions of the court. The official published opinions of the Iowa Supreme Court are those published in the North Western Reporter published by West Group.

Opinions released before April 2006 and available in the archives are posted in Word format. Opinions released after April 2006 are posted to the website in PDF (Portable Document Format).   Note: To open a PDF you must have the free Acrobat Reader installed. PDF format preserves the original appearance of a document without requiring you to possess the software that created that document. For more information about PDF read: Using the Adobe Reader.

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NOTE: Copies of these opinions may be obtained from the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319, for a fee of fifty cents per page.

No. 11–1842


No. 12–1771


No. 13–1871


Rock Island Library Event Offers Safe Shredding of Personal Papers - For Free! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Monday, 07 April 2014 09:04

Rock Island, IL: Tax season is always a good time to clear out old files, and you can safely dispose of those papers at a Community Shred Day presented by the Rock Island Public Library, Document Destruction and Recycling Service and the Money Smart Week Quad Cities project. The drive-up and drop-off event is from 10:00 am to noon, Saturday, April 12, outside the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island.

For confidentiality, materials will not be shredded onsite. Papers are collected in locked bins by bonded representatives of Document Destruction and Recycling Services (DDRS) and shredded under monitored conditions at the DDRS plant in Davenport.  Participants do not need to remove staples or paper clips from materials.  There is no charge or limits for this annual service, which is open to anyone.

Additional Community Shred Day events will be held at Moline Public Library on Saturday, April 5; Davenport Fairmount Branch Library on Wednesday, April 9, and at Bettendorf Public Library on Thursday, April 10. Contact the presenting libraries for more information or visit for a calendar of Money Smart events.

For more information about Rock Island Library services and programs for children, teens and adults, visit the library's online branch at, call 309-732-READ (7323) or follow the library on Facebook or Twitter.

Founded in 1872, the Rock Island Public Library serves the area through three locations, which include the Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branches, community outreach efforts, and online opportunities that provide resources to enhance personal achievement and stimulate the imagination.


Month of the Military Child PDF Print E-mail
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Written by TRICARE Communications   
Monday, 07 April 2014 08:54

April 3, 2014

Each April, the military community pauses to focus on its youngest members, those who don’t deploy or travel to war, but are affected by those events just the same - the military child.

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