With several days to spare, the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has begun testing all donated blood for the Zika Virus. Thursday the center announced testing began on Monday, ahead of Friday's deadline set by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Memorial Bridge & Floyd of Rosedale

Nov 12, 2016

Chaos on the River

Nov 5, 2016

The Grace of Rabbits

Oct 29, 2016

A man who calls himself a "historian of the Mississippi River" will speak to the local chapter of the Sierra Club this weekend. John Anfinson is superintendent of the Mississippi National River Recreation Area in Minnesota, and author ten years ago of a book, "The River We Have Wrought."

A Breakfast of a Morning

Oct 22, 2016

In Praise of Wild Geese

Oct 15, 2016

Credit America's Watershed Initiative and River Action

Last year, the Upper Mississippi River received a "C" on a report card grading the five major river basins. Thursday and Friday, 200 people from 20 different states will be in the Quad Cities, working to raise that grade.

Modjeski and the Government Bridge

Oct 8, 2016

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Over the summer, the Moline City Council passed an ordinance allowing people to raise backyard chickens. Soon, residents of Davenport and Rock Island could be able to keep them, too.

But recently, it's been a more polarizing discussion than you might expect.