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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).

 
Scott County Primaries Could Prevent Democracy PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - 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
Commentary/Politics - 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.

 
Davenport School District Hits New Low PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 16 April 2002 18:00
In the midst of a declared budget crisis, the Dav- enport Community School District (DCSD) is negotiating with its union workers to cut costs. The district’s proposal is asking union workers (the cooks, the clerical people, etc.

 
Much More to the Story PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 09 April 2002 18:00
A recent edition of Now with Bill Moyers on WQPT dealt with the Presidential Records Act and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and the current erosion of these crucial elements of our democracy. The FOIA was passed during Lyndon Johnson’s administration, who praised it “with a deep sense of pride that the United States is an open society in which the people’s right to know is cherished and guarded.

 
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