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Voter Turnout Still Leaves Control to the Minority PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 14 November 2000 18:00
Nearly two-thirds of Scott County voters decided the fate and direction their country, state, and county will take in the future. Of 112,075 registered voters in Scott County, 63 percent cast ballots. A mere 56 percent of voters (24,530 out of 13,729) in Bettendorf and a disheartening 49 percent (32,588 out of 66,685) in Davenport could be bothered to vote.

Cities Unveil New Web Pages PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 17 October 2000 18:00
The City of Davenport, with a great deal of fanfare, showed off its new Web page. It took 10 months at a cost of $30,000 and has 1,200 pages of information on everything you ever wanted to know about Davenport, including schedules, events, government, news, contacts, and much more.

Putnam Nabs Bix Grant PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 10 October 2000 18:00
The National Endowment for the Humanities has recently given a $9,300 grant to the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science to continue work on the Bix Beiderbecke Exhibition. Money from the grant will be used to assemble a group of humanities scholars and programming specialists to assist in developing the exhibition.

Is the Iowa "Brain Drain" Over? PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 03 October 2000 18:00
Iowa’s “brain drain” might be a thing of the past, according to recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Estimates show Iowa now ranks 37th among the states and the District of Columbia in the percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree, up from 42nd 10 years ago.

High-Speed Rail Link Through Davenport Feasible PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Wednesday, 27 September 2000 18:00
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), in conjunction with the Federal Railroad Administration and eight other states, is studying the possibility of a high-speed Midwest rail system. State DOT Director Mark Wandro has said he wouldn’t recommend the state spend the money to establish a line between Des Moines and Omaha because it wouldn’t break even financially.

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