Bettendorf City Hall closed to public due to COVID-19

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – City Hall in Bettendorf will be closed to the public starting on Thursday, Dec. 10. This is due to the increasing cases of COVID-19.

City officials announced on Wednesday this will be closed until further notice.

Public meetings, including City Council meetings and public hearings, will remain being held in the Council Chambers at their scheduled day and time. Officials say the may also be available

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The Latest: Arizona Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 7,000 | Business News

PHOENIX — Arizona’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 7,000 on Wednesday and the state reported 108 deaths.

The state registered 4,444 confirmed coronavirus cases, increasing the state’s known totals to 382,601.

The Department of Health Services says on Twitter that “a large percentage” of the 108 deaths reported Wednesday were due to reviewing past death certificates and determining the deaths were from COVID-19. That periodic process results in

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Donate now for Detroit News Cheer for Charity

It’s time to support the cause dearest to your heart by putting up some cash!

Five nonprofits need help in their bid to win more than $20,000 in this year’s Detroit News holiday contest.

The top 5 Detroit non-profits have made it to our final round and the one who raises the most money will win $20,000 gifted from The Detroit News (Photo: Detroit News)

The groups have moved on

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The Latest: Poll: 50% of Americans Ready for Vaccine Shot | Business News

WASHINGTON — A new poll find only about half of Americans are ready to roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 vaccines even as states prepare to begin months of vaccinations.

The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows about a quarter of U.S. adults aren’t sure if they want to get vaccinated when their turn comes. Roughly another quarter say they won’t.

The Food and Drug

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A pandemic winter foretells a backcountry skiing boom, but it’s not a sport to take lightly

It was March 2020 and Jim Montecucco was desperate to ski.

Seattle-area resorts had closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the 58-year-old Kirkland resident hauled out a backcountry ski setup he had purchased in 2018 but never used. He called up fellow Kirkland resident Richie Tagliano, a snowboarder, and the duo headed to Snoqualmie Pass determined to make their way up a slope and slide down it — even

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How to cut down a Christmas tree in the Boise National Forest

If nothing else, 2020 has been a year of new experiences. It goes without saying that many of those have been due to the coronavirus pandemic — wearing face masks, holding get-togethers via Zoom and worrying about toilet paper hoarders were certainly new experiences to me.

So with the year drawing to an end and an unusual holiday season arriving, my boyfriend, Max, and I decided to join some friends

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The Latest: UK: 2 People Report Allergic Reaction to Vaccine | Business News

LONDON — U.K. regulators say people who have a “significant history’’ of allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine while they investigate two adverse reactions that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program.

The national medical director for the National Health Service in England says health authorities were acting on a recommendation from the Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.

Professor Stephen Powis says the

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Here are 9 Lancaster County senior centers where you can send a Christmas card to residents | Local News

One of the central facets of the holiday season is connection. But, connecting with others in-person this year is complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of the people most affected by COVID-19 isolation are seniors citizens living in care and rehabilitation facilities. In a non-pandemic year, the holidays would already be a time of loneliness for some seniors. In an era of unprecedented death and hardship, senior homes are feeling

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The Latest: Israel Sees Spike in Poverty During Pandemic | Business News

JERUSALEM — The number of Israeli households living under the poverty line has grown by nearly 50% during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an anti-poverty organization’s report published Wednesday.

Israel has seen unemployment surge to over 20% since the country first imposed a nationwide lockdown at the start of the outbreak in March. The country’s vital tourism industry has shrunk to virtually nil and thousands of businesses have closed. To

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Israel sees spike in poverty during pandemic

JERUSALEM — The number of Israeli households living under the poverty line has grown by nearly 50% during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an anti-poverty organization’s report published Wednesday.

Israel has seen unemployment surge to over 20% since the country first imposed a nationwide lockdown at the start of the outbreak in March. The country’s vital tourism industry has shrunk to virtually nil and thousands of businesses have closed. To

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The Latest: Hong Kong Re-Imposes Restaurant Dining Bans | World News

HONG KONG — Hong Kong is re-imposing a ban on in-restaurant dining after 6:00 p.m. and closing gyms, beauty parlors and other businesses and public venues as it tries to get a grip on the latest wave of coronavirus infections in the territory.

Restaurants may only provide takeout between 6:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. and while open, must limit numbers of patrons at 50 percent of capacity with diners restricted

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Elizabethtown passes 2021 with no tax increase | Regional

When: Elizabethtown Borough Council meeting, Dec. 3.

What happened: Council unanimously approved the borough’s 2021 budget. Also passed unanimously was a resolution to keep property taxes at the same rate as 2020 at 4.6 mills, or $460 for a property assessed at $100,000.

Budget: General fund expenditures are predicted to be $6.7 million against $6.03 million in revenues. A stabilization fund remains at $462,585. The borough will begin 2021

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COVID-19 doesn’t stop Fort Bragg’s ‘people first’ mission, garrison commander says


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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — A global pandemic has changed operations at Fort Bragg but hasn’t stopped the main mission of the installation’s garrison, the garrison’s newest commander said Monday.


Helping oversee

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The Latest: Texas Reports More Than 15,000 Daily Virus Cases | World News

DALLAS — Texas on Tuesday reported more than 15,000 newly confirmed daily cases of the coronavirus amid spikes in cases and hospitalization as winter approaches.

The Texas Department of State Health Services also said 9,028 people were hospitalized across the state. Last week marked the first time Texas surpassed a daily count of 9,000 hospitalizations since a deadly summer outbreak.

During the summer outbreak, the state saw the numbers of

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Parents will rally, urge district that’s been closed since March to stick to reopening plan

Find all of the most important pandemic education news on Educating N.J., a special resource guide created for parents, students and educators.

A group of parents, students and residents will lead a protest this weekend with the goal of having the South Orange-Maplewood School District reopen for in-person instruction on its targeted date.

The group, called SOMA For Safe Return To School, circulated a petition that has been signed

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O’Fallon IL readies for holiday season amid COVID-19

Christmas celebrations may look different this year, but efforts to safely offer good tidings and cheer are ongoing in O’Fallon.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic and the state’s Tier 3 mitigation restrictions, some of the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce Tinsel Around Town activities have been canceled, but the Downtown District will still be a festive destination Saturday, Dec. 12, with the Vine Street Winter Market open while several businesses have

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