The Surface Transportation Board has approved a merger between two railroad companies, which is expected to bring much more train traffic to the Iowa Quad-Cities riverfront.
Former President Donald Trump drew contrasts between himself and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday in Davenport, Trump’s first visit to Iowa since announcing a run for president.
Take a look around downtown Davenport ahead of a visit by former President Donald Trump, Monday, March 13, 2023.
In his first trip to Iowa, the Florida governor drew parallels between the Hawkeye and Sunshine states.
The Clear Lake City Council unanimously approved a $50,000 forgivable loan this week to the North Iowa Cultural Center and Museum to help make way for a new Surf Ballroom Music Enrichment Center.
The city of Clear Lake is expected to see an increase of 13.66% in property tax revenue next fiscal year due to increased valuations, but the overall maximum property tax levy will decrease slightly.
Gov. JB Pritzker and other state and local officials spoke during a press conference discussing the Smart Start program, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, at Skip-a-Long in Rock Island.
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Several hundred people packed into a Bettendorf room Friday to see Scott County-raised, Arizona news anchor turned right-wing politician Kari Lake, who brought a message questioning election integrity.
Kari Lake, former Republican candidate for Arizona governor, spoke to a packed room during a lunch hosted by the Scott County Republican Women, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, in Bettendorf. Lake, a graduate of North Scott High School, worked for TV news stations in the Quad-Cities before a decades-l…
For more than three months, all of the glass and plastic in Mason City's curbside recycling bins hasn't been recycled at all.
The Mason City Council approved a three-year labor agreement with Mason City Firefighters Association Local 41 during regular session Tuesday. The agreement allows for a yearly cost-of-living increase in addition to clothing allowances as well as a repeal of the residency requirement for fir…
DES MOINES — Iowa lawmakers advanced a bill eliminating reporting requirements and other regulations on public K-12 schools.
Iowa political figures on both sides of the aisle weighed in on Democratic President Joe Biden’s second State of the Union address Tuesday night.
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 border screened by a drug-sniffing police dog.
The Clear Lake City Council unanimously approved more than $1.2 million in street improvements at its regular meeting Monday.
As states plan how they’ll spend the $25 billion remaining in federal COVID relief funds, some also are facing criticism and renewed scrutiny over how they allocated money already received from the American Rescue Plan Act.
The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved setting a public hearing regarding the issuance of up to $10 million of private school facility revenue and refunding bonds, but the county is under no liability if they are issued to Newman Catholic schools.
The national Democratic Party approved changes Saturday to its presidential primary calendar for 2024, knocking the Iowa party off its envied first-in-the-nation perch as the starting gun for the presidential election.
School districts would be fined between $500 and $5,000 if they are found in violation of the divisive concepts law under a proposal that received its first legislative approval.
Iowans whose family members were killed or permanently disabled in crashes involving commercial truck drivers pleaded with lawmakers to abandon a bill that shields trucking companies.
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DES MOINES — A subcommittee of Iowa House lawmakers this week advanced Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ wide-ranging health care bill.
DES MOINES — Iowa’s K-12 public schools would get a 3% increase in per-pupil state funding for the next school year under proposals from the Republican majorities in the House and Senate — larger than the increase sought by the governor but smaller than what Democrats wanted.
Iowa Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is back to work this week at the U.S. Capitol after undergoing surgery Jan. 11 to repair a fracture in his hip.
DES MOINES — Iowa coaches would be required to receive training once every five years instead annually on how to identify and respond to a student-athlete with a suspected concussion under a bill advanced Wednesday by a House education subcommittee.
The final report recommends enforcing settlement agreements Canadian Pacific made with several Quad-Cities communities, including Davenport and Bettendorf. It also singled out one Davenport crossing.
DES MOINES — While LGBTQ children pleaded Tuesday with state lawmakers to be treated with decency and respect, supporters of a Republican-led proposal to bar Iowa’s public schools from teaching lesbian, gay and transgender-themed issues mocked trans youth, claimed that schools should follow …
DES MOINES — A depleted state fund for emergency financial assistance to Iowa veterans will receive a financial shot in the arm.
More than 260 Iowa nursing home and assisted living facility residents must search for a new place to live.