Opinion

Evicted exhibit sheds light on growing crisis, encourages action

We often view life through two metaphoric lenses: mirrors of conscience and windows of opportunity. Mirrors reveal our true selves, stripped of all pretenses....
2023

What do Deere layoffs portend?

The uncertain agricultural economy, higher interest rates and pesky inflation no doubt have contributed to the continued layoffs at Deere, but the bigger question...

Von Maur continues to grow

The Quad Cities and beyond should be taking notice and appreciating that one of its corporate gems is continuing to grow and thrive. Von Maur...

Penny for your thoughts with Iowa State Treasurer

Where does 007 invest his money? In a bond market. I can hear the groans around the office and at home as I sit here and...

IowaWORKS strives to fill high demand jobs

With a struggling economy and the ongoing recovery from the COVID shutdown, communities continue to struggle to fill high demand jobs. In June, Iowa Workforce...
davenport data center

$800 million data center has merit

There is much discussion about the merits of massive data centers like the $800 million data center for Meta, formerly known as Facebook, that...

Safety-focused union contractors build community IMPACT

On June 6, the Illowa Construction Labor and Management Council celebrated a remarkable record of worksite safety overseen by local union contractors. The 2024 IMPACT...

St. Ambrose joins unique partnership with Mount Mercy

It has been reported frequently in the media that the higher education business model is being challenged and that not a lot of innovation...

On-the-job learning can make life at home richer

Think about the last time you learned something new on the job. Maybe it was a tactical skill, “how to use ABC Software,” or...

Organized retail theft: Criminals target many stores in region

“It isn’t just shoplifting, and it is more than professional shoplifting.”  That was the theme of a recent seminar that Clinton County Attorney Mike Wolf,...

Project Gateway – investing in the QCIA

Airports are in an arms race to be more accommodating to travelers and thus more inviting to airlines and air service. If you don’t...

Escape the alcohol-induced fog during Mental Health Awareness Month

We all know about Dry January, but let’s talk about giving up alcohol this May for Mental Health Awareness Month to support and even...

Nonprofits are an undeniable economic driver

Nonprofits are an undeniable economic driver — the more than 4,000 Quad Cities nonprofits make our community a better place for young people to...

A path to passenger rail

There’s no time to bask in the glory of the completed Interstate 74 Bridge that was 30 years in the making and one of...

Designing Augustana College’s future 

Since January, I’ve joined a team of nine Augustana College campus leaders to envision the future of Augustana by developing a new campus master...

Take your family out to nation’s best minor league ballpark

Our beautiful ballpark, Modern Woodmen Park, was — for the second straight time — voted “The Best Minor League Ballpark in America” by USA...

The appropriately named Jim Victor JA Finance Park

We congratulate Junior Achievement of the Heartland for naming its Finance Park program area at the new JA Inspiration Center, which will open later...

Implement these best practices to celebrate Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month, and the perfect time to learn more about personal finances – and utilize best practices moving forward. Financial literacy...

A vision for the future of employee benefits

In the developing landscape of the modern workplace, the significance of employee benefit trends cannot be overstated. As businesses strive to adapt to changing...

MRA: Turnover takes a turn for the better

In today’s highly competitive talent market, employers are not only challenged to recruit but also retain their top talent. Well, employers can breathe a...
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