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As a way of greeting, hugs spread a warmth that goes beyond words. And in a year of social distancing, one of the things we hear most often is how people miss hugging their loved ones.

One of the words we’ve used far too often on this page in 2020 is “unfair.” Life is unfair. But we’re still empathetic with plenty of the unique messes people are dealing with.

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The Clinton Herald for the past several years has coordinated the annual Great Food Drive, which gets food items and cash donations to area food pantries and is capped off with a large community dinner in collaboration with the Victory Center.

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What are you doing today? Our guess is you are filling out your Thanksgiving Day menu, picking up last-minute groceries and starting your kitchen preparations.

Nine days from now, we will be celebrating what no doubt will be a Thanksgiving to remember.

We used this space Tuesday and then Thursday to detail the Iowa House races between Mary Wolfe and Joma Short, and Norlin Mommsen and Ryan Zeskey for Districts 98 and 97, respectively.

Today’s editorial – the first of five that will take a look at local candidates running for election on the Nov. 3 ballot – examines the race between District 98 State Rep. Mary Wolfe, D-Clinton, and her challenger Joma Short, a Republican from Clinton.

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On the front of today’s Clinton Herald, we are featuring an installment of our “Pulse of the Voters” project, a combined effort of newspapers throughout CNHI, our parent company.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, it’s the perfect time to load up the family and take a road trip to see fall in all its splendor.

President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court is a highlight of his Presidency and perhaps a hinge moment for the judiciary. Judge Barrett’s record and intellect suggest she can join Mr. Trump’s other appointees in reviving core constitutional principles in American…

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With fall at our doorsteps, complete with orange-tipped trees and cooler nights, a drive along country roads underscores the importance of the season as farmers begin picking their crops and bringing in the annual harvest.

For almost 20 years, the Clinton Herald Editorial Board, made up of community members, has consistently met to share and voice opinions about news stories and Gateway-area issues.

Over the past few weeks, a group of Clinton residents and their supporters have attended Clinton City Council and city Planning Commission meetings to voice their displeasure about the planned Riverstone Crossing subdivision.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again.

The Gateway area each summer is known for a consistent schedule of events that appeals to families of all ages.

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In America, we have the right to peaceful protest. It is right to call out injustice when we see it. It is right to call for change.

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If you are among those who have not lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 epidemic, congratulations. Perhaps you share the widespread opinion that the current “lockdown” of the economy should continue, to keep everyone safe.

The schools have been shut down. Then the bars and restaurants could only provide take out or delivery. Many other “personal accommodation” businesses, such as hair salons and spas, were also ordered to close.

Contemptible as the act was, we have no quarrel with a sentence of probation for two years and community service of 200 hours, instead of time in jail, for the man who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of assault on a congressman for throwing a cup of water at U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iow…

As the escalation of COVID-19 has citizens across the country and around the world on edge, that hour of sleep lost recently was likely quickly forgotten.

It’s been 305 days since the sand-filled HESCO barriers gave way, sending the Mississippi River surging into downtown Davenport where it displaced residents and destroyed businesses. The Flood of 2019 hit every Quad-City area community in one way or another — homes on Campbell’s Island, a su…

Clinton School District voters on Tuesday will have to make a big decision – one in which they will basically choose whether to rebuild Clinton High School from the inside out.

On Feb. 3, Iowa will once again be the first state in the nation to make its voice heard in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election.

The next time you think lawmakers should do something to make things better for you and me, consider this: More than 250 new laws took effect in Illinois on Jan. 1 and many of them will hit you in the pocketbook.

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