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Ed Tibbetts

Ed Tibbetts

Ed Tibbetts, of Davenport, Iowa, has covered politics, government and trends for more than three decades in the Quad-Cities. A former reporter and editorial page editor for the Quad-City Times, he now is a freelance journalist who publishes the Along the Mississippi newsletter on Substack. He is a member of the Iowa Writers’ Collaborative.

Civil rights group objects to using federal COVID aid for jails

By: - January 21, 2023

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Treasury Department to take a harder line on states and local governments using federal American Rescue Plan Act money to build and expand correctional facilities. One of the projects it cited is in Scott County, Iowa, where local officials had previously considered using the federal money for […]