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    Which is more important: getting re-elected or making sure your state doesn’t go belly up?

      If only online comment sections could be run like debate tournaments. I do my best to moderate the discussion on qctimes.com and quadsville.com. But what I think our online community needs more is a good debate coach.

        The craze came to Quadsville after the Iowa Board of Pharmacy recommended Wednesday that the state legislature reclassify marijuana and appoint a task force to study medicinal uses of the drug.

          I’m still on a bit of a high from Monday night’s Quadsville meet-up. It was such a great time and a terrific turnout. There wasn’t much room for any but our crew in the Brewer’s Lounge at Great River Brewery in downtown Davenport.

            My apologies if this month’s photo contest theme has a ditty from “The Sound of Music” perpetually running through your head. Hopefully, it’s also sparked a few thoughts in the spirit of Thanksgiving as you think about a few of your favorite things.

            CVS Health is plunging deeper into providing primary care with an approximately $10.6 billion deal to acquire Oak Street Health. The drugstore chain and health insurer said Wednesday it would pay $39 per share in cash for each share of Oak Street Health in a deal expected to close this year. Oak Street Health runs primary care centers mostly for lower-to-middle income people with Medicare Advantage plans. Those are privately run versions of the federal government’s program for people aged 65 and older.

            Among the tense moments: Incumbent Lori Lightfoot accused Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson of “mansplaining” and scolded former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas for treating her “like some child.”

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            Among the tense moments: Incumbent Lori Lightfoot accused Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson of “mansplaining” and scolded former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas for treating her “like some child.”

            Back from a tour of the San Diego-Mexico border and meetings with Mexican officials, Iowa Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst on Tuesday called on Democratic President Joe Biden to crack down of the flow of fentanyl entering the United States, including having every vehicle entering the Southern…

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