Deirdre Cox Baker, Quad-City Times

Deirdre Cox Baker

Quad-City Times

Davenport, IA, United States

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Past articles by Deirdre:

'Big Spin' benefits Scott Co.'s mental health court

Music lovers will be able to revisit The Beatles' greatest hits and help those who struggle with mental health in Scott County — all at the same time. → Read More

Registration open for summer camp

Applications for the 2018 edition of Camp Kesem, run by Augustana College students, are now open. → Read More

Big Story: St. Ambrose adds health majors; fills local jobs

Colleges have been choosing their curriculum — or areas of study — since higher education began. But successful schools have to be flexible and tailor their areas of study to → Read More

Iowa inmate faces hearing to surrender teaching license

A former teacher in the Clinton School District, who now lives at the Newton Correctional Facility in Newton, Iowa, faces a hearing to surrender his professional license. → Read More

Davenport protesters call for clean DACA bill, children's insurance

About 20 protesters met at the intersection of 2nd and Main streets on Friday and marched into the U.S. Bank building and filled the Davenport office of U.S. Sen. Joni → Read More

Perspective: Investigation of Davenport special education rare in Iowa

A pending state review of the special education program in the Davenport Community School District is rare in Iowa. → Read More

State to investigate Iowa school's special education program

The special education department in the Davenport Community School District will be subject of a state investigation in late January. → Read More

Pastor Moore speaks on Rev. Martin Luther King in Davenport

The Rev. Stanley Moore will be featured speaker in a tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sponsored by the Quad-Cities Baptist Pastors' Conference. → Read More

Kaplan's new name: Purdue University Global

The new name for Kaplan University in Davenport rings bells in Big 10 country: It's planned to be Purdue University Global. → Read More

Hundreds treated for falls in local hospitals

Nearly 300 people have been treated for falls and other weather-related injuries in hospital emergency departments and convenient care centers, officials announced Monday. → Read More

Weather effect: River Bend Foodbank cancels January food distribution event

Difficult winter weather conditions in the Quad-Cities has prompted River Bend Foodbank to cancel its popular food distribution planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3. → Read More

Doctors offer safe shoveling tips

An estimated 1,200 people in the United States die each year of coronary artery disease during and after major snowfalls, which prompts Genesis Health System to offer tips on how → Read More

Police ask drivers to stay off the roads, cars on snow routes will be ticketed

Don't go out tonight if it isn't necessary. → Read More

Davenport Police ask drivers to stay off the roads, cars on snow routes will be ticketed

Don't go out tonight if it isn't necessary. → Read More

Davenport district headquarters leased to preserve tax credits

To preserve historic tax credits lined up to finance development of Davenport's Achievement Services Center, the district will lease the structure to the building's eventual buyer, Newbury Living of Des → Read More

Photography of papal visits to Jerusalem to be shown at St. Ambrose

A photographic exploration of 50 years of papal visits to religious sites in Israel will soon be on display at St. Ambrose University, Davenport. → Read More

Free clothing room opens to shelter residents in Davenport, donations needed

It was a chilly, windy December day in western Davenport as two workers busily sorted out clothing in a pint-sized space at 530 Vine St. → Read More

School's out, but when? Bettendorf district deciding when to take days off

A full week off at Thanksgiving, or a four-day weekend in October — those are two calendar alternatives being considered in the Bettendorf Community School District. → Read More

Bettendorf proposed closing Mark Twain, Jefferson schools, and building a new combined school

A plan to close two elementary schools in Bettendorf and build a new one was prematurely leaked to the public, and came to light about three weeks before it was → Read More

Ava, Aiden, lead in 'most popular' baby names at Bettendorf hospital

Ava, and Aiden, followed by Charlotte, and Liam, are the "most popular" baby names at UnityPoint Health, Trinity Bettendorf. → Read More