Thursday, August 24, 2017
News headlines for the morning of August 24, 2017
- A developer from Des Moines is taking a big risk on downtown Bettendorf by building new apartments on the site of an old motel. Demolition of the Twin Bridges Motel and Paddlewheel restaurant began this week.
- Aspiring film makers will premiere short films tonightat the Figge Art Museum. Jon Burnett is the founder and lead instructor of Urban Exposure, a 10-week summer film program that he says gives young people the chance to express themselves creatively and non-violently.
- Iowa U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley held a town hall meeting in Mount Ayr in southern Iowa yesterday. One of the topics that came up was President Trump's stance on the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.
- A third judge has ruled that Iowa Department of Transportation officers issued speeding tickets for years without the legal authority to do so.