Judge makes pitch for Senate at stop in Davenport

During my internship at the Times, I was able to cover then Democratic candidate Patty Judge, who was making a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. Judge met supporters at the Scott County Democratic Headquarters in Davenport, Iowa. She kept to Democratic issues, among them calling for a minimum wage of $15 an hour and removing the cap on Social Security taxes for the wealthiest in the nation. She also said that the nation needs to garner the will to tackle the environmental issues, from clean air and water to the global issue of climate change.

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Q-C march denounces violence

After the recent killing of policemen and two black men one in Louisiana and one in Minnesota, around 250 people of all races and backgrounds marched through the Quad-Cities to denounce the violence. I was there to witness and follow the protest as it began at the Rock Island Police Department, crossed the Centennial Bridge and ended at the Davenport Police Department.

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Trump rally attracts protesters outside Adler

Over the summer of 2016, I was able to cover a Donald Trump rally in Davenport, Iowa. The story was about the protestors who were outside of the rally and why they were there. I met Charles “Casey” Stengel, whose last protest before the Trump rally, was in January 1973 when he drove from Iowa City to protest the inauguration of President Richard M. Nixon. I also talked to other supporters and protestors of Trump.

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