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Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 16 January 2001 18:00
“Marta! Where are you?” “In the kitchen, Senora Chavez. I am making a pitcher of piña coladas and cooking up a dish of ropa vieja.” “English, Marta! Always speak English!” “Sorry.

Davenport City Council Censors Public Input PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 January 2001 18:00
I spoke too soon!!! In a recent editorial (Reader issue #304, January 3, 2001), I lauded Davenport’s City Council for continuing the policy of airing council meetings on public television. However, during its annual goal-setting sessions, which took place last Sunday and Monday, January 14 and 15, this same council voted 8-2 in favor of censoring the last portion of their meetings, commonly referred to as “Public with Business (PWB),” by purposely withholding it from an ever-growing viewership.

2001 Iowa Legislative Session Emphasizes Education PDF Print E-mail
Iowa Politics
Tuesday, 09 January 2001 18:00
Across the board, education is at the top of what appears to be a bipartisan agenda for Iowa’s 2001 legislative session. The 79th General Assembly convened Monday, January 8, and will continue for 110 calendar days due to the year’s odd number.

I Solemnly Swear PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 09 January 2001 18:00
“Hello everyone. This is Bob Costas again, looking younger than ever and coming to you live from Washington, D.C., where the country is turning on the juice and getting it done — inaugurating its 43rd president with four days of pageantry and pathos, played out against the colorful backdrop of an historic, even legendary, city.

Illinois Lawmakers Will Be All over the Map – with Little to Show for It PDF Print E-mail
Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 09 January 2001 18:00
Two major issues will dominate discussion in the Illinois General Assembly this year, but one will probably knock the other out of the picture for a few years. Uncertainty surrounding re-drawing Illinois’ state and federal legislative districts will probably scare the General Assembly away from passing bills of much significance or controversy, said State Senator Denny Jacobs (D-Moline).

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