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I-74 Bridge Comes to Critical Juncture PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Local News
Tuesday, 06 June 2006 23:22

Issue 584 cover Last month, the public got a peek at four finalists for the design of the Interstate 74 bridge over the Mississippi River, and it was an important milestone. For the first time, people could actually visualize what the new bridge might look like, eight years after it first became one the area's top transportation priorities.


Hospital Smoking Bans a Sign of Things to Come PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 May 2006 02:58
The smoking bans put in place last week at Genesis and Trinity hospitals are the first signs of what is almost certainly an inevitable end: smoking being forbidden in all enclosed public spaces in the Quad Cities.

Davenport Marketing Can’t Overcome City’s Deficiencies PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 April 2006 18:00
I’d like to write a column about how Davenport is marketing itself. But any discussion about the marketing of Davenport needs to be preceded by a discussion of what’s being marketed. That’s because we have to fix any company’s (or city’s) infrastructure if we expect the masses to flock to it as a result of marketing.

Civic Participation Needed to Save Davenport From Serious Damage PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 April 2006 18:00
Editor’s note: Below is a letter from Davenport’s own Bill Ashton of Ashton Engineering, detailing his concerns, relative to flooding, with the Isle of Capri’s (IOC’s) proposal for building a casino hotel on downtown Davenport’s riverfront.

United Way Charts Course Following Teen Survey PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 April 2006 18:00
The United Way is taking two approaches to improving teenagers’ chances of success in adulthood following a survey that found that 91 percent of Quad Cities teens lack sufficient “developmental assets.” But some teens are skeptical of both the survey and its findings.

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