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Washington Governor Jay Inslee learned all about the flood during a tour this morning in downtown Davenport. The democratic candidate for president emphasized the need to "defeat" climate change due to its impact on rainfall and flooding.

NPR's Washington Desk Announces Staffing Updates

Jan 4, 2018

In a note to newsroom staff, Senior Washington Desk Editor Beth Donovan announced updates and additions to the team.

All – In preparation for the 2018 election, the Washington Desk will once again add to its staff, this time with two political reporters and an editor.

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Chelsea Clinton will campaign for her mom in Eastern Iowa Wednesday. A press release says she'll encourage Iowa residents to vote early for democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. 

Trump Campaigns In Davenport

Jul 29, 2016
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at the Adler Theatre in Davenport.
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Donald Trump spoke to a standing room only crowd of 2,500 people at the Adler Theatre in Davenport Thursday.

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After serving one term as Rock Island County State's Attorney, John McGeHee is ready for another. Monday morning, McGehee announced he's running for re-election.

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A day after the Democratic candidates debated, Bobby Jindal says the only choice voters have is between "honest socialists and lying conservatives." The Louisiana Governor and GOP presidential candidate campaigned in Bettendorf today.

Jindal says he's "angrier with Republicans" than with Democrats, and criticized the party's inability to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

Jindal also says his tax-reform plan would eliminate the corporate income tax and require all working Americans to pay at least a two-percent income tax. 

And, Jindal would reform immigration by getting rid of sanctuary cities, and finishing the wall on the Mexican border, which he says can be done in six months.

United Way of the Quad Cities

Today kicks off United Way of the Quad Cities' new fundraising campaign, but the organization already has a head start on this year's goal. United Way announced its new goal is $8.75 million, and over $2 million has already been raised. 

United Way of the Quad Cities

Nearly 3,000 volunteers will read to children and clean up neighborhoods in the Quad Cities tomorrow. It's the 11th annual Day of Caring, and the beginning of this year's fundraising campaign for United Way of the Quad Cities. 

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There are better ways to bring in more money, without costing Davenport taxpayers. That was the message yesterday  from Bob Babcock, who announced he's running for City Council in the 8th Ward. Babcock is a long-time activist from Davenport, and has several ideas to make the best use of existing resources. For example, he wants to increase funding for road repairs and snow plowing.  And, he says it wouldn't require raising taxes. 

He also proposes expanding hours for Citibus. Babcock says the current limited hours make it hard for residents to travel at night, or get home after work. And walking home late can be dangerous, especially in the winter.

Babcock also supports a program to help Davenport students pay for college tuition, in exchange for community service. He says the "Davenport Promise" program failed six years ago because it would have been funded by taxes, instead of donations. 

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Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth stopped in Rock Island this afternoon to  campaign for US Senate. At a law office downtown, the Iraq War veteran from Hoffman Estates talked with women at a roundtable hosted by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos.