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In the Tri States
In the Tri States
In The Tri States - November 2010
(2010-12-03)
(wium) - A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from November 2010.

The big story was the November 2 election. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn narrowly edged challenger Bill Brady in a race that was not settled until November 5. In Iowa, former governor Terry Branstad was returned to the office by voters who wanted a change from incumbent Chet Culver.

Voters in west central Illinois chose newcomer Bobby Schilling to be their congressman. Schilling toppled incumbent Phil Hare. Other incumbent congressmen in the region won re-election.

Sales tax hikes to help schools were approved in Knox and Warren Counties. Sales tax hikes to pay for road repairs were defeated in Macomb and in Fulton County.

Also during the month, a WIU student was arrested and is believed to be responsible for a series of bomb threats. The lockout continued at Roquette America's plant in Keokuk. The buy-out of homes in Henderson County finally began, two years after the Great Flood of 2008.

Jason Parrott profiled the historic National Cemetery in Keokuk, Alex Degman told us about Veterans Day observance in the Macomb School District, and Amanda Bergmann explored why many WIU students still prefer books to devices such as the Kindle.

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