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There was great anticipation for Gov. Kim Reynolds' visit at North Scott Rotary last Friday. The visit was originally scheduled for Jan. 14, but was changed because the governor fell ill. President Pat Olsen and the host Steeplegate Inn had to pivot, but all's well that ends well. more
Jan. 31, 2007: The minimum wage in Iowa went up for the first time since 1997, from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 by January 2008. more
I met a man who can literally make magic. Any creature, be it real or imagined, if you can dream it, he can make it, using just his imagination and a little bit of elbow grease. more
I stumbled across a statistical tidbit the other day that probably will surprise many people. more
Week 2 at the Capitol brought about a little bit more business. We started the week with Monday off to celebrate the life and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. more
While the second week of the legislative session was shortened due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we started holding subcommittee meetings in the Iowa Senate utilizing a hybrid model that allows for in- person and Zoom participation. more
"The Quad Cities Chapter of the National Organization for Women recognizes and celebrates the 49th anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court's decision in the case of Roe vs. Wade ..." more
'There are many myths concerning COVID-19 vaccinations. The truth of the matter is that vaccinations are not harmful, in most cases, to anyone ..." more
"... I will probably be called a racist, which simply proves my point, and that is journalism today is more about pushing a narrative of opinions as it is about reporting facts ..." more
Maybe by February we'll settle into a good rhythm in our daily lives. That is our wish, at least. more
Sometimes, in the dead of winter, you need to spread a little warmth to the world. So why not rewind the North Scott highlight reel and showcase a group of ladies that make Friday nights in Lancer Stadium so special? more
Jan. 22, 1997: A survey conducted by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department found that one-third of county residents felt that crime had increased in rural areas of the county. In reality, crime was the lowest it had been in five years. The department had recently formed the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Unit (C.O.P.P.S.) to help educate the public through crime prevention, neighborhood watch programs and open communication. more
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