Davenport

Zach Wilson, WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

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. 

Dan Portes

"I have a passion for Davenport, and always have." That's local businessman Dan Portes talking about why he's decided to run for mayor, and join five other candidates who are already in the race. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The head of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce is making it clear, Davenport businesses want the city to take quick action on long term flood protection.

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The US Department of Justice will try to help Davenport reduce violent crime. Wednesday the police department announced it's been accepted into a three year federal program called the Public Safety Partnership that'll focus on crimes involving guns.

The city of Davenport and the Humane Society of Scott County may continue to work together after all. Following months of negotiations and threats to cancel their long-term relationship, a new agreement will be considered Wednesday night by the city council.

Judge Finalists

Jul 23, 2019

It's now up to Governor Kim Reynolds to fill a judicial vacancy in eastern Iowa. A nominating commission has chosen two names for her consideration in the 7th Judicial District, which includes the Quad Cities.

https://tinyurl.com/yxwc4mg3 / City of Davenport, Iowa

Technically, Davenport's temporary flood barrier failed because of a lack of friction, and the force of the Mississippi River overcame its weight. A new report says several other factors contributed to the breach on April 30th.

In May, the city asked the Corps of Engineers to investigate the cause of the failure. And the engineers have now presented their report to the Davenport City Council.

Michelle O'Neill reports.


Mississippi Valley Fair

On Midwest Week, a major annual summer event in the Quad Cities may be 100 years old this year.

Following this year's record-setting and destructive flood, Davenport's Flood Task Force will hold its first meeting Tuesday. On Friday, Mayor Frank Klipsch announced the names of 22 members, including local residents, business owners, elected officials, developers, and other experts.

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