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Recent articles by Tom:

Virtually meet the candidates seeking to become Davenport's new library director

The Davenport Library Board of Trustees is withholding the names of three candidates seeking to become the city's new library director until a virtual forum scheduled for Monday evening. → Read More

Former KWQC TV6 news anchor running for Scott County Board of Supervisors

Former KWQC TV6 news anchor Gary Metivier will run for the Scott County Board Supervisors in 2022 as a Republican. → Read More

Davenport attorney announces she will run again for Scott County board in 2022

A Davenport attorney will run again for the Scott County Board Supervisors in 2022. → Read More

Scott County Republican state lawmaker announces retirement

Scott County Republican state lawmaker Ross Paustian of Walcott will not seek re-election to the Iowa House. → Read More

Matson wins second term as Davenport mayor

Davenport residents opted for continuity over change as the city pushes ahead on efforts to curb rising gun violence, mitigate the effects of more frequent river flooding and guide investment → Read More

What do you want out of parks and recreation in five years? Davenport wants to know

Davenport city officials want to know: Where do you see Davenport parks and recreation in five years? → Read More

After hiatus, Student Hunger Drive kicks off Monday for 16 area schools

River Bend Food Bank's 35th Student Hunger Drive kicks off Monday and runs through Nov. 16. → Read More

Staffing shortage temporarily closes downtown Davenport post office retail window

Individuals can still pick up packages and held mail at the downtown post office, 933 W 2nd St., as well as drop off pre-paid packages to mail. → Read More

Major reconstruction of Marquette Street in Davenport starts this week

Work begins this week to reconstruct Marquette Street between West 5th and 12th Street. → Read More

Purple haze: Why some Davenport street lights don't seem the same

Davenport city officials have received several reports of blue/purple street lights popping up throughout the city. → Read More

Scott County supervisor to host listening sessions on plans for larger juvenile detention

Scott County Supervisor Ken Croken will host two "community conversation" sessions next week to solicit public input on plans to build a new, 40-bed Juvenile Detention Center — more than → Read More

Quad Cities River Bandits to offer free Ferris wheel rides in COVID vaccine clinic

The Quad Cities River Bandits will host a second COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Modern Woodmen Park from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. → Read More

Davenport City Council advances plans for new fire station

Davenport aldermen on Wednesday moved ahead with plans for construction of a new fire station → Read More

Davenport mayor kicks off reelection campaign

Davenport Mayor Mike Matson officially kicked off his campaign for re-election Tuesday. → Read More

PGA to stop virus testing later this month

The John Deere Classic will be one of the last tournaments to require COVID-19 testing for players, caddies and essential personnel. → Read More

Watch now: Amazon plans 640,000-square-foot center in Quad Cities

Normal-based Rivian Automotive is developing electric delivery vehicles for Amazon. → Read More

Step into shoes of PGA Tour golfers with new, interactive John Deere Classic guide

Fans of the John Deere Classic will have the opportunity get a closer look and insight into the thought process of PGA Tour players as they return to TPC at → Read More

Scott County activist Gilbraith to challenge Matson in run for Davenport mayor

Scott County activist and Davenport resident Athena Gilbraith will challenge Davenport Mayor Mike Matson this fall. → Read More

Grassley talks mental health funding, support during Davenport stop

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said he intends to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation that Quad-Cities officials say will enhance access to local mental health services. → Read More

Hiring difficulties and COVID-19 will mean limited capacity, schedule at Davenport pools

City of Davenport pools will run at half capacity and with limited hours this summer, due to hiring difficulties and COVID-19 precautions. → Read More