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Davenport Officials Considering Unpopular Fire Cuts

Davenport Officials Considering Unpopular Fire Cuts

The fire department cuts Davenport officials are considering aren’t very popular. The Quad-City Times reports some residents have posted signs in their yards declaring “Fire Truck closed today. Contact your alderman.” The City Council is considering whether to approve more than $600,000 in public safety cuts in its proposed $201.7 million budget. Mayor Frank Klipsch

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Iowa Attorney General has Backlogged Cases

Documents show the Iowa attorney general’s office has a large backlog of criminal appeal cases, and the agency has warned the state about staffing issues for years. Chief Deputy Attorney General Eric Tabor described the conditions in a January 7th letter to the Iowa Executive Council, which authorizes some expenses involving litigation. Tabor sought permission


Thompson City Council to Meet Today

The Thompson City Council will hold its regularly scheduled session today beginning at 5:30pm. The meeting will take place in the City Clerk’s Office of the Thompson City Hall. The council will first approve all claims to be paid and minutes from the meeting last month. This will be followed by a report from Sheriff Dave Peterson

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Hancock County Board to Review Duncan Heights

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning beginning at 9am to review with Hancock County Engineer Adam Clemons secondary road matters and snowplowing throughout the county. The board may offer needed repairs from comments made by residents. After hearing presentations by Jasperson Insurance, Bartleson Masonry, and Bartleson Contracting, the board will talk with