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Council Should Be Paid More PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 16 January 2001 18:00
While I find it possible to argue with the great majority of ideas expressed in “Words from the Editor,” there is a striking exception. “Words from the Editor” couldn’t be more accurate when it advocates pay increases for the Davenport mayor and council.

 
Clinton Should Not Be Silent on Clemency Request PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 16 January 2001 18:00
Will President Clinton finish his presidency by starting the 21st Century redressing a 25-year-old American injustice? Leonard Peltier’s request for presidential clemency is being watched from around the world. Many prominent people, including Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, the Dalai Lama, former U.

 
Give Me Your Tired PDF Print E-mail
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
Editorials
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.

 
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