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    Justine Damond was shot and killed by a police officer in Minnesota. She was an Australian set to marry an American. Justine had called to report a crime in her neighborhood and when the police arrived, they murdered her. I say those that ride tigers end up in their belly.

      There were two events in Davenport recently. The first was the Bix Beiderbecke museum grand opening in the River Music Experience building. It’s a wonderful museum that tells the story of Bix through letters from those who knew him, and his letters to others and to his parents.

        It has been said that there is nothing worse for a mother than to lose a child. If this is so, just think of the 55 million women in our country who are suffering from their great loss after having had an abortion. They must be devastated knowing it was their own decision to kill their baby.

          "Build it and they will come" is from the movie "Field of Dreams" that has become an adage. In 2013, the Davenport Parks and Recreation Department built a Dog Off Leash Area (DOLA) at a city-owned green space on Marquette Street. In 2015, the play areas for large and small dogs were expanded…

            School board election season is upon us. This election has one of the lowest turnouts statewide. Please remember to vote on Sept. 12 in this important election.

              Recently our new Gov. Kim Reynolds, R-Iowa, released a video with her daughters about how wonderful of a mother she is. I was baffled by this, considering that not only has the governor waged a war on maternal health, but all women’s health. This war was spearheaded by defunding Planned Pare…

              About 100 people — some of whom carried signs while others stood silently to show their support — gathered Friday evening at the corner of 15th Street and 3rd Avenue in Rock Island to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion.

              CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — As a child, Joanne Abbas rarely saw women in carpentry jobs. When she attended Kirkwood Community College for her carpentry certification 14 years ago, she was one of a few women in the program.

              CEDAR RAPIDS — Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that 50 years ago established the fundamental right to abortion, Iowa lawmakers are free to dramatically reduce or outlaw the procedure in the state.

              A pilot was hospitalized Friday after his small plane crashed in rural south suburban Will County. WBBM-TV reports plane appeared to have gone down at a steep angle into a wooded area next to a creek. It says the engine had come loose from the firewall, and it appeared that the plane stalled out and came down at a nose-down, vertical attitude. The pilot was freed after being trapped inside the wreckage and was airlifted to University of Chicago Medical Center. His medical condition wasn't immediately available. He was the only person aboard. The the Federal Aviation Administration reports the crash occurred northeast of Peotone and south of Monee around 3:20 p.m.

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