Commentary, editorials from Reader staff.

Is Davenport School District’s Task Force a Farce? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 April 2002 18:00
On Wednesday, April 3, an informal community meeting will be held at 7pm in Johnson Elementary, 1730 Wilkes Avenue, Davenport, for the public to speak on the possible closings of Johnson and Grant schools. On Monday, April 15, the Davenport Community School District will hold a formal public hearing on the closings—the final opportunity for the public’s voice to be heard on this crucial matter.

Is Qualitative Analysis for MidAmerican Rate Increase Proposal “Goofy”? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 March 2002 18:00
In yet another display of gratuitous brown-nosing during last week’s council meeting, Davenport’s Ward 6 Alderman Bob McGivern chastised Ward 2 Alderman George Nickolas for his resolution calling for a “quantitative and qualitative analysis of MidAmerican’s proposed rate increase.

Motivated Parents Appeal School Board’s Decision to Close Schools PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 March 2002 18:00
When the Davenport School Board (DSB), in its usual display of arrogance and disrespect for students, parents, and the public at large, voted 6-1 to close Grant and Johnson elementary schools this past January, concerned parents decided to appeal the school board’s decision to the Iowa Board of Education.

Congressional Hearings on Enron Resemble a Toothless, Clawless Bear PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 February 2002 18:00
The congressional investigation of the Enron debacle is frustrating, to say the least. Both House and Senate participants are clearly unqualified to probe the complex financial and political issues that characterize Enron’s dirty dealings.

March for Cultural Trust Fund PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 February 2002 18:00
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA) has articulated a brilliant concept in the form of a bill currently before the state legislature to provide funding for arts and culture. The IDCA is asking legislators to appropriate $1 million annually for the next 10 years to help seed a new “cultural trust” for operational support of arts/culture-related organizations throughout Iowa.

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