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On Arsenal Island tomorrow morning, hundreds of people will honor those who died on September 11th, 2001.

Rhys Fullerlove, Public Affairs Director for the Army Sustainment Command, says the first event will be the 9/11 Remembrance Walk early in the morning.

On Midwest Week, a look at population trends in the Quad Cities ahead of next year's national census.

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A Davenport woman is in Orlando, Florida helping the Red Cross respond to Hurricane Dorian.

Sue Yoder volunteers as a Logistics Facilities Manager, finding buildings the agency can use, such as shelters, offices, warehouses, and Multi-Agency Resources Centers.

Usually, Yoder volunteers for two weeks at a time. She says the damage in southern and central Florida from Hurricane Dorian was limited. And today she's been helping organize the closing of shelters in the southern part of the state.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

The Quad Cities is at the center of a cross country bike trail, but it needs more government funding to be completed. On Wednesday, cyclists, elected officials and members of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, or RTC, promoted this section of the Great American Rail-Trail in Davenport and Moline.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Bettendorf may change its development plans for downtown. On Wednesday night, city officials will hold a public meeting to discuss possible amendments to the "Downtown Master Plan." The current plan was redone in 2016, and already takes into account the new I-74 bridge and the urban park.

United Way of the Quad Cities Area

The United Way has announced the chairs for this year's fundraising campaign. Mara Downing of John Deere and Mike Parejko of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will lead the campaign, which aims to raise $7.5 million.

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Cyclists, runners, and walkers in Buffalo, Iowa will have a new trail to use starting this weekend. The Mississippi River Trail project is officially completed, and a ribbon cutting will be held on Saturday morning.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Davenport, Scott County, and social agencies want people who live in one Davenport neighborhood to get counted. So on Thursday, several nonprofits will host a block party to encourage them to participate in the 2020 census. The neighborhood includes parts of West 6th Street and Vine, near the Central Community Circle Food Pantry.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Rock Island's Lincoln Homes will be demolished in the fall and replaced by new homes. Today, several people who grew up in the six-building complex shared what it means to them. And Community Home Partners, the nonprofit branch of the city's housing authority, announced it has received $13 million for the project. 

Galesburg Police Department

A veteran of the Galesburg Police Department will be the next chief. 

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