Sam Dunklau

Augustana College MJMC Intern

I  am currently a senior at Augustana College, majoring in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Creative Writing. I serve as the General Manager for, Augustana's online student radio station and have worked as an intern and DJ at Studstill Media Group. I report on local news for WVIK and am honored and excited to be a part of the news team. I hope to pursue a career in radio broadcasting and an eventual master's degree in English or Communications. 

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103 and counting. That's the number of houses Habitat for Humanity of the Quad Cities has built so far. On Saturday, the charity will dedicate its 103rd home near Washington Elementary School in Davenport.

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Crammed into every seat on their white coach bus, Augustana students and faculty made the 30-hour trip from the Mississippi River to the National Mall for the Women's March on Washington, D.C. 

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This weekend, local college students will march for women's and minority rights. About 50 Augustana students and faculty will participate in the Women's March on Washington, D.C. 

MidAmerican Energy will host a job fair in Moline today to start filling more than 70 customer service positions. 

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A youth forum, musical tribute, and keynote address are just some of the events being held this weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. Augustana College and The King Center in Rock Island will hold several public events celebrating the life and work of the civil rights leader.

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Over 50 local businesses are asking residents to take a vacation this weekend in the Quad Cities. The Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its 16th annual "Be A Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend" beginning on January 13.

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A Rock Island homeless shelter needs help to pay for a new furnace. On Thursday, Christian Care began asking for donations to replace a rooftop heating and cooling unit that stopped working, leaving its men's dormitory without heat.

Township officials discuss emergency housing funding at Moline Township Hall.
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Rock Island County residents can get help paying their rent or mortgage. Today, Moline Township announced nearly $25,000 is available for Emergency Food and Shelter. The federal money will be distributed to residents of all the county's 18 townships.

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An Iowa State Senator now co-owns The Quad Cities River Bandits. On Thursday, the team's managing partner, Dave Heller, announced Roby Smith is replacing Bob Herrfeldt as co-owner of the minor league franchise.

New help is available for victims of violent crime. Family Resources has received a $278,000 grant to provide legal, medical, and trauma counseling to homicide and violent crime survivors.