DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 16, 2019) — The Scott County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is requesting additional volunteers to assist with flood-cleanup efforts being scheduled in Scott County. As river levels continue to recede, cleanup efforts are increasing. Please see the following cleanup opportunities:

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DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 15, 2019) — Kids are invited to play Minecraft, Roblox, and other computer games on the Library’s servers on Wednesdays beginning June 5 through July 31, 3-4PM, at Main (321 N Main St). Registration is required!

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, adding his voice to calls to "break up" the social media giant, calls it a "powerful monopoly, eclipsing all of its rivals and erasing competition." In recent years, we've seen similar claims, and heard demands for similar remedies, aimed at Google, Amazon, and other large companies.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 15, 2019) — Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of World War II by joining Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, in exploring the history of the momentous invasion of Europe on Normandy Beach and the subsequent Battle of Normandy. One of the most widely-known battles from World War II, the battle at Normandy Beach required strategic planning and cooperation between the Allied forces.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (May 15, 2019) — Several special dramas, local programs, and musical performances will air on Iowa Public Television throughout June. During these specials, viewers will have opportunities to support the programming and services they enjoy all year long, and help make it possible for all Iowans to continue watching these programs. Special thank-you gifts, including tickets and exclusive items, will also be available. 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (May 15, 2019) — In a rebuke to the practice of subjecting prisoners to solitary confinement, a federal appeals court has held that a Virginia prison violated the Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment by confining death-row inmates to parking-space sized cells in virtual isolation.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 14, 2019) — Scott County Secondary Roads and Scott County Conservation, in partnership with the Waste Commission of Scott County, will be assisting residents of unincorporated Scott County impacted by the recent Mississippi River and Wapsipinicon River flooding with flood debris collection. Collection will begin on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 and proceed through the county as outlined below.

Debris Collection — The following items will be collected:

“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official.

"It's not China that pays tariffs," Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace pointed out on May 12. "It's the American importers, the American companies that pay what, in effect, is a tax increase and oftentimes passes it on to US consumers."

"Fair enough," answered Larry Kudlow, head of US president Donald Trump's National Economic Council, before trying to explain that indisputable fact away.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 13, 2019) — Join us for our new How-to Tech Series! Each Monday in June, 3-4PM, at Fairmount (3000 N Fairmount St), we will discuss a new app or website. Bring your device (or use our computers) and learn something new!

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.