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News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

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Creative residents in Muscatine are building a special community for themselves, one web profile at a time. This week, students at the East Campus alternative school, part of the Muscatine school district, launched an online platform for artists, called "WeAreMuscatine.com."

Pollock Loses Appeal

Oct 15, 2014

"Not guilty" is not the same as "innocent." That's the ruling from the Illinois Third District Appelate Court in the latest case involving Tabitha Pollock.

American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area

Some Quad Cities residents are learning that the difference between life and death during a house fire could be preparation. This week, American Red Cross volunteers began installing smoke alarms in homes in East Moline.

WVIK Staff

An organization devoted to helping Iowa children and their families is celebrating a major milestone. Lutheran Services in Iowa was founded 150 years ago (1864).

Davenport Nominated for Best Riverfront

Oct 13, 2014
WVIK Staff

  With just one week left, Quad Cities leaders are urging residents to vote for Davenport as the "Best American Riverfront." Today, Mayor Bill Gluba held a news conference to talk about how the USA Today contest could help the city. Gluba says Davenport is one of 20 cities competing for the Best Riverfront. He thinks winning will increase tourism, money, and jobs in the Quad Cities. 

Other cities competing for the "Best American Riverfront" include Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Wilmington, North Carolina, which is currently in the lead. 

WVIK Staff

Even though the chances are probably remote, staff members at Genesis Health System are preparing to treat patients with Ebola.

When NPR listeners tune into national programs, like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, they hear stories from national reporters like Nina Totenberg, and from reporters at member stations.

But how do member stations and NPR work together to deliver stories to the national audience?

Iowa Route 6 Tourist Assoc.

A leisurely drive in old cars down an old highway. That describes the annual River to River Retro Road Trip that begins Friday in Davenport, and ends Sunday in Council Bluffs.

WVIK

A local hospital wants to involve residents in the largest expansion in its history. Today, Trinity Rock Island launched a fundraising campaign for its new Heart Center and emergency department.

The annual effort to raise money from federal workers for charity begins today. The kickoff for this year's Combined Federal Campaign was held on Arsenal Island.

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