Four community meetings last week revealed a strong public sentiment: The City of Davenport should sell the property it owns at 53rd and Eastern but ensure that the new owners develop the land responsibly and create green space.

It's the business of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau to package, and in its first year running the Quad Cities Marathon, that's exactly what it's doing.
The bureau, in organizing the third edition of the marathon, worked with arts and business organizations to build the race into a community-wide event that stretches for four days.

U.S. Representative Jim Leach (R-IA) is the sponsor of bill HR 3886, the International Counter-Money Laundering and Foreign Anti-Corruption Act of 2000. Despite the title, one provision gives U.S. Treasury officials the specific power to impose "Know Your Customer-style regulations on U.

The City of East Moline has passed a historic-preservation ordinance to promote the protection of historic and architectural character, as well as the resources of the city. A Historic Preservation Commission has been formed to guide and define these goals and consists of seven appointed members who are residents of the city.

Carol Allred was ahead of her time. In the late 1970s, as a high-school teacher in Idaho, she decided to try to integrate something new into her English and psychology classes.
"I kept thinking there were things we were not teaching," she said.

Scott County is moving forward with a $1.5 million plan to expand and remodel its juvenile-detention facility, and construction could start early next year.
The Scott County Board of Supervisors on August 31 unanimously approved a resolution authorizing county staff to begin negotiations for planning, design, and architectural services.

Coincidentally, Scott County Republicans had a meeting on the eve of Vice President Al Gore's campaign trip floating down the Mississippi River. The keynote speaker was former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, and U.

Newt Gingrich might be the best thing that ever happened to the arts.
Really.
When Gingrich ascended to the position of House Speaker in 1994, he and his cohorts in the short-lived Republican Revolution sparked a debate about public funding for the arts.

Like a lot of arts organizations, the Adler Theatre is thinking big. A bigger stage, a bigger lobby, bigger dressing rooms, bigger shows.
All with money from the State of Iowa. That's the plan anyway.

Clear Channel Communications announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire KUUL-FM, KMXG-FM, KCQQ-FM, WLLR-FM, WLLR-AM and WOC-AM in Davenport, Iowa from Mississippi Valley Broadcasting, Inc., an affiliate of Sconnix Broadcasting, LLC, for the purchase price of $85 million.

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