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Americans are Defined by Our Rights and Freedom PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 21 May 2002 18:00
There is an alarming trend occurring in our great nation that deserves scrutiny and constant vigilance. The current Bush Administration has made no secret of its “shadow government” ever since 9/11. But shadow governments are not the trend; they have existed throughout the ages.

 
State Employees Flex Political Muscle PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 14 May 2002 18:00
There might be no more politically powerful union in Illinois than the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Want proof? Well, AFSCME brought thousands of its members to Springfield last week for its annual “lobby day,” and both state legislative chambers used the opportunity to suck up a whole lot more than they ever would for any other labor organization.

 
Appeal Decision Pending for Dedicated Parents PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 14 May 2002 18:00
On May 8, the Iowa Department of Education’s Administrative Law Judge, Susan Anderson, presided over an appeal filed by Davenport parents to reverse the Davenport School Board’s (DSB) decision to close Grant and Johnson elementary schools.

 
How Does Your City Grow? PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 07 May 2002 18:00
As Davenport awakes from its winter’s sleep, we see spring blossoming all around us. We look out at our greening lawns and wonder when it will be safe to plant our garden. All of us who enjoy our gardens look forward to planning and cultivating one that will produce a bountiful harvest all summer long.

 
What an Elected Official Should Not Be PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 07 May 2002 18:00
Davenport Aldermen Barnhill and Moritz reluctantly voted against a proposed mixed housing development along North Pine Street, between Valley and 58th streets, during last Wednesday’s regular council meeting. The vote appeared inevitable, especially after Mayor Brooke expressed his assurance that the development would fail with such a high protest rate (never mind the inappropriateness of the development for the neighborhood, or the water retention problem that duplex construction could potentially create).

 
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