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News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

17 years ago, Dimetrius and Demetriyone Singleton met Mary Ann McLeod in Bethany's Boys to Men program as United Township High School students. Now they run the Quad Cities Blue Raiders non-profit basketball organization. They credit their passion for giving back to Quad Cities youth to Mary Ann's guidance and Bethany's programs.

In honor of Healthy Aging Month, I have a trivia question for you.

Augie Students & Staff to Hold Climate Strike

Sep 19, 2019

Students and staff at Augustana College will join with thousands of others around the world on Friday when they hold a "campus climate strike." The strike is inspired by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden, who has been leading school strikes in Europe for the past year demanding action on climate change from local and global leaders. 

Red Cross Open House in Moline

Sep 18, 2019
American Red Cross

People who are interested in volunteering for the American Red Cross can learn more about the organization on Thursday evening. A "volunteer open house" is being held from 5:30 to 6:45 at the American Red Cross Chapter House in Moline.

Bridging the Gap

Veterans who are struggling with homelessness can get help this weekend. Stand Down 2019 will be held Thursday through Saturday at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island.

IMOM Clinic This Week

Sep 17, 2019
Iowa Mission of Mercy

1,000 people are expected to line up at the RiverCenter in Davenport later this week for free dental care. Iowa Mission of Mercy (IMOM) will set up a free clinic on Friday and Saturday.

Zach Wilson / WVIK News

This year's Mississippi River flood was the worst on record in the Quad Cities. 

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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.

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