It’s no secret that the Mississippi River is one of the most polluted waterways in the United States. That’s why the environmental organization Living Lands and Waters out of East Moline, travels close to 9 months a year on a barge, cleaning up rivers, among other things, to help our environment. The barge they travel on has been docked in Downtown Burlington for a good week now and is ready for the Mississippi River Cleanup this Saturday. Bill Pillger helps organize the Burlington Cleanup and says this event wouldn’t be what it is today without Chad Pregracke, who established Living Lands and Waters… “About 1999, he was clammer. Continue Reading
It’s been a question residents have asked the Burlington City Council for years now… When are you going to fix Cascade Bridge? Current Mayor Jim Davidson, who is running again for council, said at Tuesday night’s Candidates Forum, that it’s not going to happen anytime soon… “Seems like 6 years ago when I was sitting here they were asking, what are you going to do with Cascade Bridge? The answer is nothing right now, because we can’t. Continue Reading
Some Iowans are about to lose food stamp benefits because a federal waiver tied to the recession will soon expire. Iowa’s unemployment rate has improved, so starting October 1st, the state will again require able-bodied adults without kids to hold down jobs to qualify for food stamps. Wendy Rickman, the administrator of the program for the Iowa Department of Human Services, says the waiver was a good thing while so many Iowans were jobless. The government is waiving the work requirement for more than six-thousand Iowans right now and Rickman says she’s concerned some who still can’t find work will continue to need food assistance. The U-S House last week passed a bill eliminating the work requirement waivers in the future, regardless of the nation’s unemployment rate. Continue Reading
YOU MAY WANT TO AVOID THE CENTRAL AVENUE BRIDGE OVER HIWAY-34 (IN BURLINGTON) TODAY(THUR). THE TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE ARE OUT. THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HOPES TO HAVE NEW SIGNALS INSTALLED TODAY. Continue Reading
JUST OVER 60 PERCENT OF THIS YEAR’S BURLINGTON-WEST BURLINGTON AREA UNITED WAY GOAL HAS BEEN PLEDGED. THE CAMPAIGN CABINET ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY(WEDS) THAT JUST UNDER 369-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE 610-THOUSAND DOLLAR PLATEAU HAS BEEN PROMISED SO FAR. ONE DIVISION…F.I.R.E….IS AT JUST UNDER 95 PERCENT OF ITS GOAL…TWO OTHERS ARE OVER 75 PERCENT…AND TWO ARE OVER 65 PERCENT. Continue Reading
There are far more men than women in top management jobs in Iowa according to a new report. The Center for American Progress Action Fund, a liberal advocacy group, released a “State of Women” report on Wednesday. It found men hold two-thirds of managerial jobs in Iowa as top administrators in the public and private sectors. The group also reports a salary gap persists for women. Women in Iowa make 78 cents for every dollar a man makes in the same job. Continue Reading
IT WAS NOT UNEXPECTED AND NOW IT’S OFFICIAL — CHICO NEWMAN WANTS A NEW TRIAL. THE 38-YEAR OLD BURLINGTON MAN WAS CONVICTED RECENTLY OF KILLING HIS WIFE CRYSTAL WITH A SINGLE GUNSHOT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO…AND A DES MOINES COUNTY JURY FOUND HIM GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER. NOW, HIS LAWYER…CURTIS DIAL…SAYS ONE OF THE JURORS (JIM HOLTKAMP) TOLD HIM HE WAS PRESSURED BY OTHER MEMBERS TO RETURN THE MURDER VERDICT, RATHER THAN STICK WITH HIS OWN OPINION THAT NEWMAN WAS GUILTY OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, A LESS SERIOUS CHARGE.
JUDGE JOHN LINN WILL HEAR THE ARGUMENTS TOMORROW(FRI) AFTERNOON. IF HE DENIES THE MOTION, NEWMAN IS SCHEDULED TO BE SENTENCED NEXT MONDAY. Continue Reading
A U.S. citizen convicted of conspiring to provide material support to the Taliban and acquire anti-aircraft missiles has been sentenced in New York to 25 years in prison. Via: Fox News Continue Reading
The breach at Roosevelt High and two other LA schools has prompted Los Angeles Unified School District officials to halt a $1 billion program aimed at putting the devices in the hands of every student in the nation’s second-largest school system
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Jerusalem stabber's letter reveals: Stopping gay pride march is a test from God
Shlissel perpetrated a similar stabbing attack at the 2005 Jerusalem gay pride parade and was recently released from jail. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter.