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Test Your House for Radon PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 07 November 2007 10:15

Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, and for persons who have never smoked, chances are much greater of developing lung cancer if exposed to high levels of radon gas over a period of years.

 
Informative and Timely PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:13

Your article "Building a Better Promise" was informative and timely. (See River Cities' Reader Issue 654, October 10-16, 2007.) I had a general sense that the idea has potential as an economic-development tool, but didn't know any of the specifics. Your article helped fill in the specifics (as they are known) and pointed out the serious questions about funding, timing, and applicability.

 
Freedom from Theocracy PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 03 October 2007 02:15

I find it is disgusting when insecure people regurgitate the ancient fables of the Bible as a justification for their bigotry. I would like to address the Rock Island man who, in a letter to the Quad-City Times, was criticizing the print media for not mentioning "Christians" in their coverage of the court rulings regarding gay marriage in Iowa. I would remind him that our Constitution guarantees our freedom from a theocracy (in spite of the Bush administration).

 
Gays Are Equal Under the Law PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 12 September 2007 02:26

A state Senator from Bettendorf, Linda Miller, asks why we do not have a vote on banning gay marriage in Iowa. We do not need a "Defense of Marriage" act. Marriage does not need to be defended from all the wonderful, caring, loving gay and lesbian adults I know in the eastern Iowa who are in long-term relationships, many of them raising children, and simply living their lives as are heterosexuals.

 
Congress Must End the War PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 29 August 2007 02:43

Since the November 2006 election, the sentiment of the majority of Americans to end the war in Iraq continues to increase. A July Gallup Poll reported the highest-ever level of opposition to the war with 62 percent saying the U.S. made a mistake sending troops to Iraq.

 
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