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So, I'm sitting here at work, wearing a blondish wig, heels and other high-fashion accessories, with eight babies on my hip, randomly yelling out, "JON!!! A little help over here!!! Gaaaaahhhh!!!"

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The Quad Cities area consists of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. With a combined population of 400,000, the QC Area brings you all the excitement of a big city with all the hospitality of a small town.

U.S. Rep. Mike Boland made his lieutenant governor aspirations official this week, and we wish him luck. Boland has been eyeing the spot since at least 2001 and faces a tough challenge.

SWITZERLAND, 28JAN09 - Wen Jiabao, Premier of the People's Republic of China shakes hands with Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum at the train station in Davos. Captured during the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January …

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Someone named Pat Murphy commented on one of my old blog posts over the weekend, encouraging me to listen to his band's new single, called "Working Mom."

During more than 30 years as a middle school counselor, one situation bothered me more than any other. I saw students sitting in the classroom unable to focus on learning because they were trying mentally to answer unanswerable questions concerning their biological parents. When children rea…

Climate science is enormously complex, and irresponsible commentators like Patrick Buchanan (Oct. 17 Times column) hopelessly muddle the facts. Here are three red-flag arguments used by those who grossly misunderstand global warming or aim to mislead.

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On Aug. 22, Lucy was taken to the hospital because she didn’t want to eat, and soon was flown to Peoria’s OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was diagnosed with meningitis. And then, little Lucy suffered a stroke.

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Well, I think I do. I haven't met her in real life yet.

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Iowa Department of Transportation workers have been trying since Monday to make some lighting repairs on the Illinois-bound lanes of the Interstate 74 bridge between Bettendorf and Moline.

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Anchorage, Alaska — A group calling itself "Alaska Women Reject Palin" held an anti-Sarah Palin rally Saturday, despite receiving threatening phone calls last week. Palin is the vice presidential candidate, running with John McCain, on the Republican ticket in the American presidential elect…

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In the United States, the Cedar River continues to break records today as it floods Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The river is approaching its expected crest of over 30 feet, over 18 feet over flood stage and more than ten feet over the previous record high.

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I'm LOVING all the Turkey-Day disaster stories you're posting for me. They're hilarious - and you're making me feel a little bit better (just a wee bit) about holiday cooking.

In response to the Nov. 13 letter “Ban burning throughout Scott County,” I admit that I am one of the leaf burning culprits who doesn’t live within city limits. I live in a beautiful peak season color area in the county as evidenced by the fall car and motorcycle traffic.

Now that it has been reported that U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspected shooter in the Fort Hood attack, was a devout Muslim who supposedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before opening fire, we can brace ourselves for another spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric and activity across our nation…

Ivan Rodriguez appears headed to the Houston Astros. Cole Hamels and Manny Ramirez aren't sure when they'll be back in spring training games. A 14-time All-Star catcher, Rodriguez was closing in on a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Astros, a person familiar with the talks told The A…