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8:00 am
Thu April 1, 2010

Preservation Of Keokuk Arches Can Continue

Keokuk, IA – It has been more than 8 months since the former Green Tambourine building came crashing down in downtown Keokuk. Demolition and clean-up of 528 Main Street did not get underway until earlier this year.

The Keokuk City Council halted the clean-up, in mid-February, for 30 days to allow for preservation efforts. The panel extended the delay an additional two weeks last month.

The latest deadline expired on Thursday, April 1. That prompted the group working to preserve Keokuk's underground, brick arches to make a presentation to the Keokuk City Council.

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6:07 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

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WIUM Local
3:34 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

Shiva: Genetic Ag Fails to Yield Benefits

Macomb, IL – A world-renowned ecologist says organic seeds, biodiversity, and local farming are keys to ending the global food crisis.

Dr Vandana Shiva gave the presentation "Sustainability and Global Food Crisis" at Western Illinois University on March 30. She spoke with reporters beforehand. You can listen to that Q-and-A session by clicking on the audio button.

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Local Commentaries
12:38 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

Bill Knight - April 1

Macomb, IL – Partisan bickering aside, the cost of living as measured by the Consumer Price Index seems to be remaining relatively low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report released last week.

Huzzah.

Oh, wait.

A percentage change of 2.9% between January 2009 and January 2010 doesn't seem bad - that is, until the details are broken down and a little history is considered.

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WIUM Local
9:47 am
Wed March 31, 2010

Clark County Schools Want To Borrow Money

Kahoka, MO – Superintendent Ritchie Kracht says the Clark County R-1 School District invited the entire community to a series of meetings on facility planning. He says the group worked together and identified $9-million worth of improvements.

Kracht says that initial list was narrowed down to about $4-million, which the district could borrow for. He says the district wanted to focus on improvements that addressed student safety, energy efficiency, and infrastructure stability.

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