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Grant and Johnson Parents Have Lost a Battle, But Not the War PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 18 June 2002 18:00
Grant and Johnson Elementary School parents lost their appeal of the Davenport School Board’s decision to close the two neighborhood schools after Administrative Law Judge Susan Anderson decided that the DSB had followed the state’s Barker Guidelines for closing schools in Iowa.

 
Kangaroo Court Held at Davenport City Hall PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 11 June 2002 18:00
The Davenport City Council is employing some disturbing tactics this term. The appointed Mayor Pro Tem, Alderman-at-Large Jamie Howard, is a co-pilot on what appears to be a definite power trip with pilot Mayor Charlie Brooke, evidenced by their joint effort to terminate John Waddell from the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA).

 
Americans are Defined by Our Rights and Freedom PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - 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.

 
Appeal Decision Pending for Dedicated Parents PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - 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.

 
What an Elected Official Should Not Be PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - 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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