Robert Brod

WVIK Amy Helpenstell Fellow

Churches United of the Quad Cities has begun its annual Thanksgiving in July food drive. This month, it will collect non-perishable food items such as baby food, canned fruit, and peanut butter.

Dubuque has begun offering curbside collection of electronic waste. Starting today, appointments can be made to dispose of electronics such as laptops, monitors, and TVs, among others.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • Nearly 1% of the electorate in Iowa's largest counties did not show voter ID.
  • Palmer College partners with a Pennsylvania school to attract students.
  • Black Hawk College discusses its new budget.

Forecast for today: hot and sunny, with a high near 97 and heat index values as high as 109. Excessive heat warning until 7 p.m. Satruday. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport has a new deal with a Pennsylvania college to help attract more students. On Thursday, vice chancellor for marketing and communication James O'Connor announced the dual degree, three-plus-one agreement with Kutztown University president Kenneth Hawkinson.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018

Headlines for today:

  • Forecasters change their predictions about when the Mississippi River will crest.
  • How the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on unions affects the Midwest.
  • The Iowa Supreme Court has a new opening to fill this fall.

Forecast for today: mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Bettendorf is asking its residents for suggestions on how to improve three city facilities. Future plans for the Goettsch Community Center, Life Fitness Center, and Splash Landing will all be discussed Thursday at a town hall meeting.

Headlines for today:

  • The Mississippi River will go higher than expected this weekend,
  • Burlington opens a new addiction treatment center,
  • and a Dubuque wastewater treatment plant finds a new use for its excess methane.

Today's forecast: mostly sunny, with a high of 82.

Residents of the Quad Cities want to feature Hero Street on a U.S. postage stamp. Monday morning, the families of soldiers who lived on Hero Street and served in the armed forces were joined by local leaders to announce the community-wide effort.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Jun 23, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says there are 66 migrant children being held in Illinois,
  • Iowa State Senator Rita Hart gives up her seat in the legislature,
  • and Governor Bruce Rauner criticizes black legislators.

Forecast for today: Partly cloudy and 82 degrees.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • Red Cross volunteers assist Davenport flood victims.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruling's impact on digital purchases in Iowa.
  • The Quad Cities' new minor league hockey team decides on a name.

Today's forecast: 60% chance of rain with a high of 68 degrees.