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Rapid Rip-Off PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 March 2002 18:00
With the filing deadline for income taxes in less than three weeks, a lot of people are turning to professional tax preparers to assist with their returns. But those services can come at a steep cost, and a recent study found that they’re also steering hundreds of millions of dollars away from recipients of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Jazz & Blues Restoration Project Returns Legends to the Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 March 2002 18:00
A rich Quad Cities cultural history was restored last weekend. Thanks to Homefolks Communications and Ebony Expressions and their Jazz & Blues Restoration Project, three of the Quad Cities’ greatest born-and-bred musicians were invited to provide workshops and concerts March 7 through 9: saxophonist Franz Jackson, drummer Francis Clay, and pianist and educator Bill Bell.

Are Customers Taking a Bath with Iowa-American’s Security-Related Rate Hike? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 February 2002 18:00
In the name of security, Iowa-American Water Company has asked for and received a rate hike without going through the normal rate-case process – and without customers knowing what they’re paying for. Between the terrorist attacks of September 11 and November, Iowa-American spent approximately $900,000 on security measures, according to K.

Best of the Quad Cities 2001 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 February 2002 18:00
Now in their sixth year, the River Cities’ Reader’s Best of the Quad Cities awards have become an institution, and some of our winners are approaching that status, too. Biaggi’s, for example, swept the major restaurant categories and ended up with five awards, in only its second year of operation.

Predatory-Lending Regulations Alive in Iowa Legislature PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 February 2002 18:00
Some Iowa legislators are targeting lenders who change outrageous fees and interest rates (typically higher than 12 percent annually). A handful of bills in the Iowa General Assembly have been or are about to be introduced, and some might have a decent chance of passage.

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