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Right Side Of The Highway Art Exhibit Opens Tonight In Muscatine

September 17th, 2021
Right Side Of The Highway Art Exhibit Opens Tonight In Muscatine

MUSCATINE, IA – “The Right Side of the Highway”, photographs & drawings by Randy Tracy, will be on display from September 17 through October 2 at Sunrise Galleries located at 114 E 2nd Street in Downtown Muscatine.  A reception to meet the artists will be held Friday, September 17 from 5:30 to 8:00PM. Tracy’s interest and love for art helped him to find opportunities to work in the art world. Through Crossroads, Inc (crossroadsmuscatine.org), he works as a gallery assistant at Sunrise Galleries helping to prepare art shows, finish framing projects, and maintain the gallery’s online... Read More

BREAKING: Iowa Gov. Reynolds Slams Biden Covid Plan, Says ‘Enough Is Enough!’

September 10th, 2021
BREAKING: Iowa Gov. Reynolds Slams Biden Covid Plan, Says 'Enough Is Enough!'

BREAKING NEWS: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has ripped into President Joe Biden’s new covid-19 mitigation plan, calling it “dangerous” and saying “enough is enough!” Biden’s new vaccine requirement was announced yesterday, requiring all government employees to be vaccinated and companies with 100 employees or more to require workers to get vaccinated or tested for the virus every week. Companies violating the policy could be hit with heavy fines. There’s no timetable yet on when the mandates will come into effect. “It’s about protecting yourself and... Read More

Friends Of Fairport Fish Hatchery Awarded Grant From Iowa Natural Resources

September 5th, 2021
Friends Of Fairport Fish Hatchery Awarded Grant From Iowa Natural Resources

MUSCATINE, IA – The Friends of Fairport Fish Hatchery has been awarded $47,368 REAP-CEP grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to fund educational signage to preserve and interpret the rich history of the Fairport Fish Hatchery. A major objective of the signage project is to convey the important interdependent relationship between the Fairport Fish Hatchery, Mississippi River mussels, and the pearl button industry, which dominated Muscatine from the 1890s to the early 1930s.  The hatchery was originally established by Congress in 1908 as the Fairport Federal Biologic Station to... Read More

Will Iowa Be Forced To Comply With Federal Mask Mandates And Covid Restrictions?

September 1st, 2021
Will Iowa Be Forced To Comply With Federal Mask Mandates And Covid Restrictions?

Will Iowa residents, schools and businesses be forced by the federal government to comply with mask mandates and other covid-19 restrictions? This is the big question as a battle royale shapes up between Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, the Biden administration’s Education Department, and the Iowa Supreme Court, headed up by a Republican judge who was appointed by Reynolds in 2018. This week, Iowa was nailed with a civil rights investigation by the Biden administration’s Education Department over Gov. Kim Reynolds’ move to ban mask mandates. The federal government investigation levels the charge... Read More

BREAKING: Iowa Ripped By Biden Education Department Over Covid Mask Rules

September 1st, 2021
BREAKING: Iowa Ripped By Biden Education Department Over Covid Mask Rules

BREAKING NEWS (UPDATED): Iowa has been slammed with a civil rights investigation by the Biden administration’s Education Department over Gov. Kim Reynolds’ move to ban mask mandates. The federal government investigation levels the charge that Iowa, and Gov. Reynolds’ actions, “create an unsafe learning environment for students with disabilities who are at heightened risk of severe illness from covid-19.” Iowa is one of five states to get hit with the investigations, the other four being Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah. “We’re advocating for... Read More

BREAKING: Iowa Governor And Supreme Court Clash Over Masks, Will New Restrictions Hit Iowa?

August 31st, 2021
BREAKING: Iowa Governor And Supreme Court Clash Over Masks, Will New Restrictions Hit Iowa?

BREAKING NEWS: As the covid-19 delta variant rips through Iowa, a fierce battle is raging between Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Supreme Court over mask mandates and further mitigations. On Friday, the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, Susan Christensen, whom Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed in 2018, signed an order making masks mandatory in public areas controlled by the court ruling — regardless of vaccination status —  clashing with Reynolds’ state law banning mask mandates in public schools and other public areas. Christensen based her order on recommendations... Read More

Scott County Designated as a New Home Base Iowa Community, Linking Veterans and Jobs

August 5th, 2021
Scott County Designated as a New Home Base Iowa Community, Linking Veterans and Jobs

Veterans who put their boots – and roots – in Scott County now may be eligible for up to $8,250 in relocation incentives after the county’s new designation as a Home Base Iowa (HBI) community. The designation involves area partners including Scott County, the City of Davenport and the Quad Cities Chamber. The chamber announced Thursday the following incentives: $1,500 closing costs reimbursement from Scott County. Scott County provides this incentive to qualifying veterans living outside of the county who purchase a home in Scott County. $1,500 closing costs reimbursement from the City... Read More

BREAKING: CDC Issues New Eviction Moratorium, Saving Illinois Renters At Last Minute

August 5th, 2021
BREAKING: CDC Issues New Eviction Moratorium, Saving Illinois Renters At Last Minute

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois renters worried about the expiring eviction order at the end of July got a reprieve today from the CDC, which issued an order halting all evictions in areas of “substantial” and “high” covid transmission rates until at least October. Much of Illinois is in the “substantial” zone. Locally, Rock Island County is in the “substantial” zone and Scott County is in the “high” zone, meaning the entire Quad-Cities area and surrounding rural areas are covered. The CDC released the following statement today: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today signed... Read More

BREAKING: Quad-Cities Evictions Halted: CDC Stops Evictions In Areas With ‘Substantial’ And ‘High’ Covid Transmission

August 5th, 2021
BREAKING: Quad-Cities Evictions Halted: CDC Stops Evictions In Areas With 'Substantial' And 'High' Covid Transmission

BREAKING NEWS: Quad-Citians worried about the expiring eviction order at the end of July got a reprieve today from the CDC, which issued an order halting all evictions in areas of “substantial” and “high” covid transmission rates until at least October. Rock Island County is in the “substantial” zone and Scott County is in the “high” zone, meaning the entire Quad-Cities area and surrounding rural areas are covered. The CDC released the following statement today: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today signed an order determining the evictions of... Read More

Over One In Ten Quad-Citians Could Be Evicted Today. What Can You Do To Find Help?

August 1st, 2021
Over One In Ten Quad-Citians Could Be Evicted Today. What Can You Do To Find Help?

Over 14 percent of Quad-Citians could face evictions today after the expiration of the rent moratorium due to covid-19. In June, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who were unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021 was extended through July 31, 2021 — yesterday. That was intended to be the final extension and another has not been reached. “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. Keeping people in their... Read More