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Thursday, August 24, 2017

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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 tonight at 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.
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