Daily Archives: March 11, 2014

FOOD BANK GRATEFUL FOR SUCCESSFUL “EMPTY BOWLS” FUNDRAISER

The Food Bank of Siouxland is happy to announce the outstanding results of the Tenth Annual “Empty Bowls,” the Food Bank’s signature fundraiser, held on February 7, 2014 at the Marina Inn Conference Center.  “We’re so very pleased by the … Continue reading

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Over 11,000 Iowans part of 2 Million denied Unemployment Benefits

WASHINGTON – The number of people who have lost their unemployment benefits as a result of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program’s expiration has surpassed two million this week, according to a new analysis from Ways and Means Committee Democrats. The … Continue reading

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Iowa bill touts apprenticeships as sound alternative to college

  Chris Thompson, 28, of Lowden, and Ryan Edwards, 31, of Cedar Rapids, spent part of Thursday afternoon testing flow rates on a pump typical in a waste water treatment plant as part of a hands-on lab at the electrical … Continue reading

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Illinois Candidate Open House

  Tuesday March 11th Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans will be hosting a Candidate Open House for the offices of the Illinois 71st House District and the Rock Island County Clerk. 1:00pm Western Illinois University – Quad Cities Room 111 … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 12 Greedy industrialist turned benevolent philanthropist Andrew Carnegie pledges $5.2 million for the construction of 65 branch libraries in New York City—barely 1 percent of his net worth at the time. He established more than 2,500 libraries between 1900 … Continue reading

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