Editor's blog

And then there was only one. . .

The news surprised no one in the Quad Cities news business.

The Dispatch-Argus succumbed to the same malady facing newspapers from coast to coast: falling subscribers, Googlizing of news into an everywhere commodity, double digit declines in display advertising, and loss of classified advertising to Craigslist and dozens of other online marketplaces.

The biggest question was why it took Lee Enterprises (with its competing Quad City Times) so long to gobble up its rival.

City places high priority on new $1.15 million Devils Glen Road bridge over Spencer Creek

Most Bettendorf residents have never driven along Devils Glen Road, north of Interstate 80, where it crosses Spencer Creek.

Take the broadband quiz and win a cupie doll

What's with all the political hot air about broadband service in Iowa?

Even before President Obama visited Cedar Falls to talk about lack of competition among providers of broadband service, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and state legislators were pointing to expanding broadband to rural areas as an important issue to tackle in this year's legislative session.

Never mind that no one agrees on what "broadband" means. 

So in the interest of educating voters above age 25, here is today's "broadband" quiz:

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