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The Secretary of the Army says the Rock Island Arsenal will help the military with readiness, modernization, and reform. Today in the Quad Cities, Mark Esper toured the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, and met with officials of the Army Sustainment Command, Joint Munitions Command, and First Army.

Customers of MidAmerican Energy in Iowa will get a break on their monthly bills next year, thanks to the legislature and governor.

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Davenport Municipal Airport (Ford Taber)

Work will begin soon to replace the main runway at the Davenport Airport. The project will be done in two phases - one will start in August, with the second phase set for next spring.

City of Davenport / City of Davenport

Fixing up one of Davenport's entry-ways may start with re-zoning. This month and next, the city council will consider a plan to re-zone some properties on Rockingham Road, on the west side of the city.

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Rock Island State Representative Mike Halpin is looking forward to seeing the results of a couple of new laws. He supported several the bills that passed during the latest legislative session.

Illinois Department of Unemployment Security / Illinois Department of Unemployment Security

Unemployment dropped in the Quad Cities in May. The jobless rate fell to 3.5% last month, compared to 4% in May last year.

The Rock Island Arsenal's U.S. Army Garrison has a new commander. Col. Stephen Marr begins his first full day on the job Thursday, after the Arsenal held a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday. WVIK's Benjamin Payne was there, and has this report:

The (Burlington) Hawkeye

On Midwest Week, a settlement has been reached in a long-running fatal shooting case from southeast Iowa involving police, the victim's family, the state, and when police video should be released to the public.

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Davenport's mayor and police chief will host a couple of meetings to talk about young people and violence.