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It looked like we might have 100 percent agreement for the first time ever on a Question of the Week when all who voted in our NSP Online poll said that yes, the public has a right to see the report of Robert Mueller's investigation of alleged Russian involvement in our 2016 presidential election. more
As I headed back to Eldridge late Saturday night, trying to stay ahead of the snowstorm that was chasing me home from Des Moines, I thought it only fitting that once again Mother Nature, or maybe Old Man Winter, was dictating my hurried schedule. more
Rome wasn’t built in a day. But it burned in six. more
Feb. 18, 2004: Trinity Hospital's new three-story, $72 million Terrace Park facility opened for business on Utica Ridge Road in northwest Bettendorf. more
One of the biggest issues that the Legislature is considering this session is whether the state should legalize sports betting. This conversation became a possibility last year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited gambling on professional and college sports. more
"The storm last week was terrible, and I think Roses go to the linemen who were out in the terrible weather trying to restore our electricity ..." more
"What this winter has given us, a chance to make a great pot of soup, a chance to make our family scrapbook, a chance to read a good book, and oh yes, a great opportunity to complain about the weather ..." more
"Truly 'open' county government continues to elude the people of Scott County ..." more
Despite weather that makes it hard to make plans more than a day in advance, some 750 newspaper professionals and journalism students found their way safely to the Marriott in downtown Des Moines last week for the Iowa Newspaper Association's Convention and Trade Show. It is the largest state press convention in the U.S., and this was a particularly good one in terms of content and connections. more
Feb. 15, 1979: The newly formed Long Grove Lions Club received its charter during a special banquet at St. Ann’s Center, rural Long Grove.  District Gov. Noel Olson of Calamus presented the charter to club president Dan Nagle, president, Jon McCubbin, treasurer, and Spencer Johnson, secretary. more
A woman’s bra is not the first thing that comes to mind when considering ways to empower survivors of human trafficking. Yet this unassuming undergarment has the power to bring freedom and hope to women who need to support themselves in other ways.  more
Teenagers rarely come to the doctor’s office unless they have strep throat, cough, or an injury. more
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