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Ozone Season Begins PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 17 April 2001 18:00
• The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has resumed monitoring ground-level ozone, often called smog. State and local agencies use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index to provide general information to the public about air quality and associated health effects.

Iowa Legislature Mulls Raising Sales Tax PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 27 March 2001 18:00
• The Iowa House of Representatives will be looking at a proposal to raise the state’s sales tax to 6 percent and use the money to pay for school construction and repair. Inspired by the success of a 1998 law that allowed counties to pass a 1-cent sales-tax increase to pay for school capital projects, the bill aims to provide property-tax relief and tax equity statewide.

Bettendorf Fire Department Gets Truck, No New Firefighters PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 20 March 2001 18:00
• The Bettendorf City Council recently approved a budget that includes purchase of a new $600,000 fire truck but doesn’t include any money for new personnel. This is despite an $85,000 study last year that recommended adding at least four paid firefighters and a captain to the department, which currently has 37 volunteers and 18 paid members.

Another Pathetic Voter Turnout PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 13 March 2001 18:00
• A mere 10,562 of the 63,236 regis- tered voters in Davenport (17 percent) bothered to vote in last week’s election. Davenport residents had more at stake in the election than other Scott County residents, as they got to winnow down the list of candidates for alderman-at-large in a primary, as well as choose a sheriff.

Mediacom Communications Buys Local Cable PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 06 March 2001 18:00
• The continuing saga of “Who owns your cable company?” has taken another interesting twist with the recent acquisition of Quad City metropolitan area cable operations by Mediacom Communications from AT&T Broadband Communications in a $2.

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