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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).

 
Check Your Facts PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 30 April 2002 18:00
I am appalled at the editorial staff of the River Cities’ Reader. Kathleen McCarthy has written an unresearched and unsubstantiated editorial (“Much More to the Story,” Issue 369, April 10-16, 2002), apparently in an attempt to bring mob mentality to the City of Davenport.

 
Scott County Primaries Could Prevent Democracy PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 30 April 2002 18:00
On Tuesday, June 4, the Iowa primaries will bAe held across the state. Important elections are at stake, yet only registered voters are eligible to vote in a primary, and they must declare either Republican or Democrat before they can participate because Iowa has a “closed primary” system.

 
Demand a New Mayor Pro Tem for Davenport PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 23 April 2002 18:00
Alderman Howard is too inexperienced for the position of mayor pro tem. During April 17’s regular council meeting, Alderman Howard confirmed the public’s worst fears about Mayor Brooke’s inappropriateness in appointing someone so green.

 
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