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Collegiate swimmer and women’s sports activist Riley Gaines will headline the Iowa Federation of Republican Women Spring Conference, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 25, at Rhythm City in Davenport. more
Princeton council members will reconsider assisting investors in the $44 million St. Joan of Arc Catholic school in Bettendorf, under construction and set to open in fall, 2025. more
Estonian defense minister Hanno Pevkur visited the Eldridge LMT Defense plant that manufactured 16,000 rifles he said are essential security for the nation on NATO’s front line. more
Eldridge’s annual audit found seven material weaknesses and one instance of noncompliance for financial records from 2022-23, including periods after the dismissal of its convicted city clerk. more
The Scott County General Store needs a new home and supervisors are considering consolidating the treasurer’s office in downtown Davenport, or finding a new spot more accessible to residents. more
A $6,000 budget appropriation launched Long Grove’s new park board. more
Eldridge Mayor Frank King dismissed two more members of the city utility board Friday, alleging Paula Steward and Barb O’Brien breached fiduciary duties by not complying with his and council’s demands. more
Supervisors approved 10 new county positions, and boosted salaries and benefits of five others to add $577,816 to the county’s annual payroll. more
Rising property values allowed Scott County supervisors to keep the urban property tax rate the same, and cut the rural route, while collecting even more property tax dollars next year. more
The Iowa Senate sent legislation to the governor that would require additional documentation and certain restrictions for emotional support animals in Iowa rental properties. more
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds last Wednesday signed into law her top priority for the 2024 legislative session: a bill making changes to Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. more
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will deploy more than 100 Iowa National Guard and Iowa Department of Public Safety officers to Texas to support the state’s law enforcement efforts along the U.S.-Mexico border. more
This year’s presidential election will be the first since generative AI — a form of artificial intelligence that can create new content, including images, audio, and video — became widely available. That’s raising fears that millions of voters could be deceived by a barrage of political deepfakes. more
Eldridge council member Ryan Iossi reports progress on talks over the past week with current city utility board members, its ex-chairman Jim Skadal, and staff. more
Eldridge council will craft tax incentives for 130 new apartments planned in three buildings on North Sixth Avenue, just west of Amhof Trucking. more
Eldridge council members held an emergency meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday and voted unanimously to remove utility board chairman Jim Skadal. more
Here are the Freedom of Information requests from attorneys representing the Eldridge mayor and council, followed by responses from attorneys representing the Eldridge Utility Board. more
Scott County Democrats meet 1-3 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at the UFCW Hall in Davenport to launch their get-out-the-vote effort. more
Jeff Bloemker, Davenport banker, has announced he is running for a seat on the Scott County Board of Supervisors and will be participating in the Republican primary in June. more
Eldridge city staff and council on Tuesday disclosed they placed two utility employees on paid leave and launched an investigation that city administrator Nevada Lemke said arose from responses the utility board provided to the city’s Freedom of Information Request. more
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