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WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

After removing four members of the group, Mayor Frank Klipsch has filled the empty seats on the Davenport Civil Rights Commission. 

WVIK News

As Congress debates how to manage flooding and pay for damages, a federal agency plans to change the way flood insurance rates are calculated. It'll affect how much homeowners pay in premiums. And it may reduce the burden on taxpayers who frequently have to bail out the National Flood Insurance Program.

Michelle O'Neill reports next year,* the program will implement what FEMA officials call, Risk Rating 2.0.

For decades, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has based flood insurance rates on one factor - whether a home is located in or out of a flood plain. 

Read the Public Version of the Mueller Report

Apr 18, 2019
https://tinyurl.com/y2c7v7d9 / Barnes & Noble

Now that special counsel Robert Mueller's report has been released, at least in redacted form, retailers are trying to cash in on it.

Teepublic.com is selling redacted T-shirts (left). And publishers are already selling it as a book. But you can read it now (see file below). 

WVIK News

Dick Durbin wants to slow down the ever-increasing cost of health care. Wednesday, at UnityPoint Health Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, Illinois' senior US Senator talked about three bills he's sponsoring to control drug prices. 

submitted / City of Muscatine, Iowa

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Muscatine County.

Information about continued flooding, closures, and detours in Muscatine is detailed in the document below.

http://cityofdavenportiowa.com/government/civil_rights / City of Davenport, Iowa

The Mayor of Davenport has removed four members of the city's Civil Rights Commission. Mayor Frank Klipsch says he sent letters and email messages (see below) to Nicole Bribriesco-Ledger, Shylee Garrett, Judy Shawver, and Benjamin Hahn.

City of Moline

Tuesday, April 16th, Moline welcomes a new city administrator. 

Illinois Supreme Court

The Ninth Judicial District in western Illinois is looking for a new judge. 

http://www.i74riverbridge.com/traffic/webcams.aspx / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project website

Flooding on the Mississippi River is causing another delay in building the new, I-74 bridge.

Michelle O'Neill reports Iowa DOT Planner Sam Shea says the contractor is doing the best it can to catch up and keep workers safe.


Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

An I-74 contractor has a few more bridges to demolish in Moline as part of this year's I-74 bridge construction. And some of the work will have to be done at night. 

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