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Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 13 February 2008 02:49

I was angered by the utterly uninformed op-ed piece by a guest columnist Mark Hendrickson on an issue of great importance to our national security. (See "Should the Senate Ratify the U.N. Sea Treaty?" River Cities' Reader Issue 670, February 7-13, 2008.) For starters: the LOS Treaty gives no substantive responsibility to the U.N. - nor, for that matter, did the U.N. "adopt it" as Mr. Hendrickson's screed erroneously states; "U.N." appears in its title merely because the diplomatic conference that negotiated it was convened 35 years ago pursuant to a U.N. General Assembly Resolution.

 
The Current Laws Are Effective PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 06 February 2008 02:02

I am writing to express my concerns about Iowa House File 852, the act relating to a "real-time electronic repository" to monitor and control over-the-counter products containing any detectable amount of pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, etc. This new act is very expensive ($230,000 to $288,000) to be payed out of the State General Fund, plus an ongoing cost of $30,000 to $86,000. Does the State of Iowa need to spend this much more money when the current laws have proven to be effective?

 
Not Supporting Rock Island School Referendum PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
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Wednesday, 30 January 2008 02:20

I'm a big fan of Rock Island/Milan School District #41. Now and in the past it has provided quality education for the community, my children included, and leads the Quad Cities in any number of educational areas.

But I cannot support the February 5 referendum to restructure the district's schools.

 
Revitalize Trains PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 16 January 2008 02:15

Imagine the day when higher-speed passenger-train tracks are laid between the current traffic lanes of the interstate highway system. Imagine the day in the future when you decide to take your family on vacation across the country and instead of loading up the car for a multi-day trip or going to the airport, you get on the train at the interstate highway near your home for a fast, energy-efficient, and cost-effective trip that is not connected to Amtrak.

 
Is Your Medicare Drug Plan Naughty or Nice? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 05 December 2007 02:29

The holidays are here again. That means it's time for decorations, gifts, family, friends, and food. But during all the celebrating, seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D should carve out time to consider whether they want to stay with their current prescription drug plan.

 
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