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SPECIAL REPORT: Key to Inclusion

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

In recent history, racial tensions have been at an all time high in this country. 

Iowa's oldest city has not been immune to this conflict. Dubuque experienced its first reported cross burning in the 1920s. After that, the city gained national attention for multiple incidents in the late 80s to early 90s. 

It then happened again. Despite many trying to put the past behind them, last year in April, a cross burning was found in the Washington neighborhood. To date, no one has been charged. KWWL filed an Open Records request to find out the latest with the investigation.

With its relatively small minority population, some people we spoke with say they don't feel welcomed. However, there are programs working to improve inclusion. Some of them are Inclusive Dubuque and Circles Initiative, but are they working?

How does Dubuque plan to address this issue going forward? 

This special report airs Wednesday night at 10 p.m.

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