Davenport settles with former fire chief over termination

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The city of Davenport will pay its insurance carrier about $260,000 as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by a former fire chief who alleged she was fired because of her age and gender. City attorney Tom Warner said city leaders looked forward to a trial on the lawsuit and were disappointed the insurance carrier decided to settle the lawsuit. Former Fire Chief Lynn Washburn-Livingston, who is 63, sued the city in 2017. She contended she was fired after complaining about how she was treated in the department.
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Confluence, Premera strike new deal on coverage contract

WENATCHEE — More than a month after announcing an impasse in contract talks, Confluence Health and the insurance provider Premera say they’ve reached an agreement, and the Wenatchee hospital and clinic system will continue to accept Premera patients as in-network. On August 4th, Confluence announced it would sever ties with...
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Friday Afternoon News, September 17th

List Of Candidates Are Set For The November Election Ballot. (Le Mars) — Candidates seeking to run for office as a city council member, mayor, hospital trustee, or school board director had until Thursday afternoon to submit their nomination papers and be listed on the ballot for the November 2nd election. In Le Mars, Insurance agent Rob Bixenman is the only person to have filed papers indicating an interest in running for mayor. For the position of council member for Ward I, long-time council member Ken Nelson will face Brian Bruns for the position. Nelson had previously served the residents of Ward 3, until he had moved to another home outside the district, for which he had to resign his position on the city council. City councilman Clark Goodchild who is currently the council member representing Ward I, is now seeking the At-large council position. Two people have stepped up and submitted nomination papers seeking the council position to represent Ward 3. Daniel Dembrinski and Mark Sturgeon will try for the seat left vacant by Ken Nelson and currently held by appointed council member Wayne Schipper. Two people are running for election to serve as a trustee for Floyd Valley Healthcare. Craig Bauerly is seeking re-election, while Kelli Flack will running for the first time. Flack currently serves on the Floyd Valley Healthcare Board of Trustees, but was appointed to fill the vacancy of retiring director, Bill Young.

$75 million bond approved for MVHS hospital project

UTICA, N.Y. – The Oneida County Local Development Corporation has approved a plan to bond an additional $75 million to help MVHS complete the Wynn Hospital in downtown Utica. MVHS had already bonded $200 million, but said they needed more funding for overruns, property acquisitions, insurance and interest. OCLDC voted...

Chevy Silverado vs. GMC Sierra: Which Truck Is Cheaper to Insure?

Car insurance is an important consideration when shopping for a vehicle. That’s because some cars cost more to insure than others. You might assume a less expensive vehicle means cheaper insurance. But that’s not necessarily true. So, where do the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra rank on a recent list of the cheapest vehicles to insure? Let’s break down the cost of insuring these two GM trucks.
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How insurance can help if your car is broken into

Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. If your car is broken into, comprehensive and full coverage...
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Buying life insurance online only takes a few minutes

Responsible people make responsible choices. They paid attention in high school so they could get good grades so they could go to a quality college. Rather than drain their wallet at the bar every weekend, they started stashing a few bucks away for a rainy day. They found a life partner that complemented their life goals and needs. And when the time came, a decision was made to add a child to that family unit.

Watch Bobby Dalbec Launch Home Run To Give Red Sox Insurance Vs. Orioles

Should Patriots Consider Backfield Change After Rookie's Rough Debut?. Bobby Dalbec just gave the Red Sox some breathing room. The Red Sox first baseman launched a home run to left center field to give Boston a 3-1 lead over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday. His 23rd homer of the year came in the fourth inning on a 2-1 count, as he took an 83.3 mph slider up to the top of the wall.
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UAB Addiction Recovery Program sees rise in inquiries

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBMA) — Heroin, meth and other substance abuse addictions are on the rise right now according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. UAB's Addiction Recovery Program, which now cares for patients virtually, is seeing it too. “I think some people are relapsing and then I think some...

Private hospitals profit from NHS waiting lists as people without insurance pay out

When Fabien needed to have a decayed tooth removed in May, his dentist told him that he would have to wait up to three years to have it done on the NHS. In disbelief, the 27-year-old from Edinburgh rang 50 dental practices but without any luck. He had no choice but to go private. Having lost his job during the pandemic, he was on universal credit and had to borrow the £600 from his family.

Cyclist run over by partially sighted motorist still battling with insurers

A Hampshire cyclist who was driven over by a partially sighted motorist has described her struggle to get the driver’s insurer, Aviva, to pay out. It is more than a year since Joanna Davies was dragged along the road for 20 metres by the elderly driver, who was found to have such poor eyesight that his car was impounded by the police on the spot.

How health insurance coverage in Pennsylvania compares to other states

The share of Americans under the age of 65 without health insurance fell every year between 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, and 2016, when President Barack Obama left office. Though the U.S. uninsured rate among Americans younger than 65 has inched up over the years since, it remains well below the reported 17%+ figures in the years leading up to the ACA.

Phil Harding- Stacking your insurance

If you have any legal questions for Phil, he wants to hear from you. Just submit your question on our Ask the Attorney page. Today he discusses how to stack your insurance and how to use it after an accident. Phil answers all questions personally and confidentially. If you’d like a FREE consultation, reach Harding & Associates directly at (303)762-9500, or visit online at