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John Deere Road Lane Closures

Work continues on John Deere Road in Moline. And tomorrow, drivers will again have to deal with a lane closure.

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I-74 Eastbound Lanes in Moline to Close Saturday Night

The Moline Foundation is celebrating its 65th anniversary. Wednesday it honored 22 local businesses that gave money to set up the foundation in 1953, and 15 non-profits that were its first grant recipients.

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Work continues on John Deere Road in Moline. And tomorrow, drivers will again have to deal with a lane closure.

Sixty organizations are trying to stop the US Department of Agriculture from moving two agencies away from the Washington DC area. They're asking Congress to make sure no money in USDA appropriations bills can be used to re-locate the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Gun violence has become a part of everyday life in America and of the work lives of doctors, nurses and first responders, too.

After the National Rifle Association told doctors to "stay in their lane" in response to a policy proposal from the American College of Physicians for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths, there was a backlash. Health care professionals shared heart-wrenching stories about treating people harmed by firearms.

Updated at 2:58 p.m. ET

Votes are still being counted in several House races. But the AP has now called another race in New Jersey, projecting Democrat Andy Kim the winner in the suburban Philadelphia 3rd Congressional District over incumbent Republican Tom MacArthur.

That means, more than a week after Election Day, Democrats have increased their House gains to a net of 34 seats — and, when all the vote is counted, they may get to 39.

Make no mistake: That is a very big wave.

Updated at 1:08 p.m. ET

After days of mounting criticism for mishandling ballots and overall election mismanagement as Florida conducts three statewide recounts, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes has suggested she might not want to stay on the job for long.

Hurricanes are dropping more rain and causing more flooding than in the past, and humans are to blame on multiple fronts.

Climate scientists have warned for decades that global warming will cause extreme weather to get more frequent and severe. A pair of studies published today in the journal Nature find that hurricanes are already causing more rain than they used to, and that cities themselves may be making the rainfall from those storms even worse.

The Rock Island County Democratic Party is losing its leader. After eight years of serving as party chair, Doug House has decided not to run again. The democratic central committee will vote tomorrow on a replacement.

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Wednesday morning's WVIK newscast for Nov. 14, 2018:

  • One bid made to demolish Rock Island County Courthouse
  • Community Foundation of the Great River Bend gets a new name
  • Former Rock Island factory building demolished

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