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"This is the brightest day for Rock Island County that we have seen in years." That's what Chief Judge Walter Braud said this afternoon, as he and county officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new annex to the justice center.

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The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will reach out to the community this weekend - with a Family Music Carnival Saturday and special concerts on Sunday.

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Family members around the world are commemorating their lost loved ones today. Workers Memorial Day is an international day of remembrance for those killed on the job. The Iowa chapter of AFL-CIO will hold multiple events throughout the state.

Zion Lutheran Church

Inspired by the response of fellow Lutherans to a tornado last year in the Quad Cities, a church in Hampton will host a day of disaster training on Saturday. 

President Donald Trump at CPAC 2017 on February 24
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Political analyst Dr. Christopher Whitt discusses President Trump's first 100 days in office, including the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, missile strikes in Syria and his executive orders.

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For this week's Big Story, Quad-City Times reporter Deirdre Baker looked at the impact of WWI on the Quad Cities — from local soldiers who served in the war, to discrimination against German residents. 

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Collective bargaining, gun rights, and school funding are just a few of the issues debated by the Iowa legislature this year. And on Midwest Week, a look at what happened.  

Aerial map with yellow arrows shows drivers where to go on 3rd Avenue and 13th Street, then turn right into a driveway, and through a garage.
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It's a good time to clean out your medicine cabinet. On Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M., the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Michelle O'Neill reports in the Quad Cities, expired or un-used pills and patches may be dropped off at the Rock Island County Sheriff's garage, and Silvis and Milan police departments.

Assistant US Attorney Patrick Reinert, from the Northern District of Iowa, says the proper disposal of left over prescription drugs helps families and the community. It protects family members from accidental poisoning and drug abuse, protects the environment, and prevents them from being stolen. "Last year, the DEA collected about 4 tons, and it's estimated about 10% are opioids. That's a lot of opioids we've taken out of our communities."  

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