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Juan and Dolores Barajas: A love story 70 years in the making

Marriage is a delicate dance. It requires two people to find compromise when comprise seems to be impossible. It teaches people to love each other’s faults. All in all, marriage is a hard work that trulyContinue reading…

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As Fate Would Have It: The Story of Ricky Valenz

By Vey Rodriguez / Hola America It’s 5 a.m. in New York City. The taxis from the streets below and sirens from multiple Police cruisers can be heard slowly fading off, into the distance. RickyContinue reading…

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The Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico presents Mexican Fiesta X

See the stomping of the feet to the rhythm of the music, the swooshing of the beautiful dresses and big smiles on the faces of the children dancing to traditional Mexican music. The Quad CitiesContinue reading…

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Marshalltown’s own Yessenia Chavez making a name for herself as a reporter in the QC

The national debate about responsible journalism is raging on. In the era of alternative facts, fake media and search of journalistic integrity, the profession of journalism is in the national spotlight. Simply put, it isContinue reading…

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Gov. Reynolds, Gov. Rauner break ground on I-74 bridge reconstruction project

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner broke ground Monday June 26 launching a three-and-a-half year construction project to build a new Interstate 74 Mississippi River Bridge. The project will improve safety and travelContinue reading…

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Limberth “El Gallito” Ponce is putting Quad Cities professional boxing once again on the national spotlight

Last Saturday June 17 Ponce won the biggest fight of his career defeating the hometown favorite Noel Esqueda in Wichita, Kansas as the co-featured event live TV on CBS Sports. The bout took place theContinue reading…

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Rita Vargas the 2017 Honorary Survivor Chair for the 28th Annual Race for the Cure QC

In spite of technological and medical advances, the fight rages on. We still do not have a miracle cure for cancer and that is why prevention and being vigilant and knowing your own body mightContinue reading…

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Luis Alberto Urrea, best-selling author and Pulitzer-Prize finalist, to give keynote address at the David R. Collins Writers’ Conference

The Midwest Writing Center (MWC) is thrilled to announce the annual David R. Collins Writers’ Conference will return to St. Ambrose University on June 22-24. The David R. Collins Writers’ Conference offers high quality, generative writing instructionContinue reading…

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Teaching kids responsibility and sportsmanship through boxing

Keeping kids of the streets while teaching them responsibility and sportsmanship is what Jeff Perez does. And to help him do this admirable work that helps young people of this community, Jeff Perez invites everyoneContinue reading…

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East Moline Main Street: Fun in downtown East Moline for the summer

Summer in Quad Cities is always full of fun events and festivals. While many imagine The District of Rock Island or Downtown Davenport when they think of summer fun, there are also a lot ofContinue reading…