Davenport

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

One day after the Democratic debate in Ohio, former Vice President Joe Biden brought his presidential campaign to the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport. 

The totals are slightly different, but the overall results are the same, after a recount of votes from last week's mayoral primary election in Davenport. Tuesday a hand recount of the ballots ended, advancing Mike Matson and Rita Rawson to the general election next month.

Suddenly, the Quad Cities is the place to be for Democratic presidential candidates. Four of them will stop here this week, starting with former Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday afternoon.

The next mayor of Davenport will be a current member of the city council. In Tuesday’s primary, the two, top vote-getters were Mike Matson from the 7th Ward, and Rita Rawson who represents the 5th Ward. They’ll advance to the general election ballot on November 5th. And one will replace Frank Klipsch who did not run for re-election. 

Davenport voters will have a lot of choices on Tuesday in the city primary election, and not just for mayor. Several candidates are running for each of three seats on the city council.

Family Resources

Family Resources has a new president. Wednesday it announced the hiring of Nicole Cisne Durbin, a 12 year veteran of the the Davenport-based agency. 

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After a couple of years, Davenport will have a new sewer to transport wastewater along the riverfront. On Wednesday night, the city council  considered hiring Langman Construction for the $9.5 million project. 

River Action

River Action hopes a newly-renovated alley in Davenport will inspire more people to consider permeable paving. Friday morning it held a ribbon cutting for the just completed project where rain will soak into the pavement, instead of running off onto nearby streets and then into storm drains.

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Kamala Harris says the economy needs to work for everyone, not just wealthy Americans. That was just one of the topics covered Monday when Harris visited Davenport's RiverCenter for a campaign rally. It was the final stop of her five-day river-to-river bus tour across Iowa.

After months of negotiations, and threats of a split, the city of Davenport and Humane Society of Scott County have agreed to continue working together. Last week, the city council approved a new three-year contract for animal control and shelter services. 

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