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WASTE COMMISSION EXTENDS WEEKDAY HOURS AT LANDFILL PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brandy Welvaert   
Monday, 22 July 2013 08:00

DAVENPORT, IA—Beginning Monday, July 22, Waste Commission of Scott County will extend its weekday hours at the Scott Area Landfill, 11555 110th Avenue, Davenport. Landfill hours will be as follows:

  • 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays
  • 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays
  • 8 a.m. – noon Saturdays

Extended hours will end Friday, Aug. 30.

The landfill is located west of Davenport on County Road Y-48, three miles south of Highway 61.

Waste Commission of Scott County is an inter-governmental agency whose mission is to provide environmentally sound and economically feasible solid waste management. For more information about the Commission, please call (563) 381-1300 or visit www.wastecom.com.

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Lt. Governor Reynolds named Treasurer of National Lieutenant Governors Association PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of Iowa   
Monday, 22 July 2013 07:57

(DES MOINES) – Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds today was unanimously named to the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) Executive Committee at the NLGA Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK. Effective immediately, Lt. Gov. Reynolds will serve as Treasurer of the NLGA.

“I am honored to have received the confidence and bi-partisan support from my fellow Lt. Governors,” said Lt. Gov. Reynolds. “I look forward to representing not only Iowa, but all states in the NLGA as we promote efficiency and effectiveness within state government while fostering interstate cooperation.”

The term runs through July of next year.  Reynolds becomes one of the three top members of NLGA and will lead the group’s financial transition to a new fiscal year. She takes over the role of treasurer from Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman of Connecticut.

Reynolds previously served on the NLGA’s Finance Committee, International Committee and co-chaired the State Strategies in Energy Committee.

 

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State Fair Offers Classes with Patrick Lose PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Friday, 19 July 2013 08:47

DES MOINES, IA (07/19/2013)(readMedia)-- From charity sewing projects to hands on quilting classes with Patrick Lose, the Iowa State Fair's Fabric and Threads Department has several ways for Fairgoers to participate. "Nothing Compares" to the 2013 Iowa State Fair set August 8-18.

Master quilter and Iowa native Patrick Lose will be one of several talented instructors for the Fabric and Threads Department's Make It and Take It classes. Lose's classes will offer Fairgoers a hands-on opportunity to create some of his most popular quilt designs. One class will be offered pre-fair on Wednesday, August 7, at 11 a.m. and will last four hours. During the Fair, his classes will be offered at 9:30 a.m. August 8-11 and 13-16 and will last two hours. There are no registration fees; however, participants will be required to purchase their own supply kits for $25.

Fairgoers can choose from a variety of other crafts in the Make It and Take it classes offered such as tatting, hand appliqué and weaving, to name a few. Each session has a $10 materials fee and lasts approximately 1-2 hours.

The State Fair Sew-In will be open each Fair day from Noon until 5 p.m. This Fair-long project offers Fairgoers a chance to try their hand at simple sewing and quilting while providing warm blankets to local groups including children at the Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Bidwell Riverside Center, Youth Emergency Shelter and Beloit Children's Services as well as Angel Tree Camps. Every participant will receive a commemorative pin for donating their time. No experience or pre-registration necessary. Volunteer sewing assistants and a site supervisor will be on-hand to supply materials and help with machines.

The Fabric and Threads Department is located on the second floor of the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building.

For a complete list of the Make It and Take It projects and times, view the daily program online at www.iowastatefair.org/daily-events/daily-schedule/.

"Nothing Compares" to the 2013 Iowa State Fair, August 8-18. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.

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Country First? U.S. Rep. Tom Latham Seriously Just Voted To Protect Terrorists’ Access to Guns PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeremy Funk   
Thursday, 18 July 2013 15:20

Latham’s Fealty to the Big Gun Manufactures Hits Disturbing New Low

Washington D.C. – It was a sad display in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday as 27 Republicans including U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (IA-03) voted to reject the mother of all common sense ideas: that we should treat terrorists just like we treat violent criminals, domestic abusers, and the dangerously mentally ill by banning those on the terrorist watch list from legally purchasing a gun in the United States.

Shamefully, at the behest of gun manufacturer lobbyists, Latham joined fellow Republicans in a largely party-line vote to defeat an amendment offered by U.S. Reps. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and David Price (D-NC) that would close a glaring hole in the nation’s gun safety laws known as the “terror gap” by giving authority to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to block suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms and explosives.

As Congresswoman Lowey’s office notes: a recent Government accountability Office report found that between February 2004 and February 2010, suspected terrorists tried to purchase guns and explosives 1,453 times. Ninety-one percent of those attempts were successful. *CLICK HERE FOR MORE BACKGROUND ON THE ‘TERROR GAP’ FROM MAIG

Jeremy Funk, Comm. Dir., Americans United for Change: “The terrorists must be breathing a sigh of relief that they can go right on buying a gun at any Wal-Mart without worry of failing a background check. Congressman Latham’s disgraceful action was also a big win for the gun manufacturers that don’t care who guns are sold to in America -- no matter how dangerous they are -- as long as a sale is made. Latham apparently can’t stand the thought of the gun manufacturers losing any business whatsoever even if it’s the worst kind of customer: suspected terrorists.  Latham’s fealty to the gun lobby has really gone off the deep end.  Just wait until Latham’s constituents hear where he stood: choosing gun profits over national security and public safety.”

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CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY:
http://www.cq.com/doc/committees-2013071700309856

Fiscal 2014 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations/Transfer of Firearms

Lowey, D-N.Y. – Amendment that would allow the attorney general to deny transfer of firearms to people suspected of being involved in terrorism. The attorney general would need to have reasonable belief that the person might use the firearm in connection with terrorism.

Rejected 19-29: R 0-27; D 19-2; I 0-0; July 17, 2013.

Vote Key

YEAS (19)

Democrats (19)

Cuellar (Texas)

DeLauro (Conn.)

Farr (Calif.)

Fattah (Pa.)

Honda (Calif.)

Kaptur (Ohio)

Lee, B. (Calif.)

Lowey (N.Y.)

McCollum (Minn.)

Moran, James (Va.)

Pastor (Ariz.)

Pingree (Maine)

Price, D. (N.C.)

Quigley (Ill.)

Roybal-Allard (Calif.)

Ryan, T. (Ohio)

Schiff (Calif.)

Serrano (N.Y.)

Visclosky (Ind.)

 

 

NAYS (29)

Republicans (27)

Aderholt (Ala.)

Alexander, R. (La.)

Bonner (Ala.)

Calvert (Calif.)

Carter (Texas)

Cole (Okla.)

Crenshaw (Fla.)

Culberson (Texas)

Dent (Pa.)

Diaz-Balart (Fla.)

Fleischmann (Tenn.)

Fortenberry (Neb.)

Frelinghuysen (N.J.)

Granger (Texas)

Graves, T. (Ga.)

Harris (Md.)

Joyce (Ohio)

Kingston (Ga.)

Latham (Iowa)

Nunnelee (Miss.)

Rogers, H. (Ky.)

Rooney (Fla.)

Simpson (Idaho)

Valadao (Calif.)

Wolf (Va.)

Womack (Ark.)

Yoder (Kan.)


 
Former Davenport Man Sentenced on Federal Cocaine and Marijuana Conspiracy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Val Quast   
Thursday, 18 July 2013 15:11
DAVENPORT, IA - On July 17, 2013, Alan Bernard Baugh, age 32, formerly from Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 75 months imprisonment, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine and 100 kilograms of marijuana, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Baugh was also ordered to serve four years of supervised release following the imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund. The district court also ordered Baugh to forfeit to the government $12,826 seized during a search warrant.
Baugh agreed in the plea proceeding that from June 2006 to February 2, 2012, he entered into an agreement with two or more individuals to distribute cocaine and marijuana. As part of the investigation, on February 5, 2012, law enforcement officers conducted a search of Baugh’s Davenport residence and seized 7.1 kilograms of marijuana, 269 grams of cocaine, and $12,826.00 in cash.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Iowa Department of Public Safety-Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.
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