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Safe and Beneficial PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 13 June 2007 02:32

Davenport's Eric Schallert should be aware of what's happening all over the country, particularly in exciting cities such as Chicago, Madison, and Seattle, where officials are taking a fresh look at the transportation grid. (See "Bikes and Cars Shouldn't Mix," River Cities' Reader Issue 636, June 6-12, 2007.)

 
Bikes and Cars Shouldn’t Mix PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 06 June 2007 03:20

I just wanted you to be aware that although Greg Albansoder is a project manager for the City of Davenport, he is only a landscape architect, not an engineer. (See "Bike Lanes Help Move Toward ‘Complete Streets," River Cities' Reader Issue 632, May 9-15, 2007.)

 
Partnerships Help Offset the Cost of Higher Education PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 02 May 2007 02:15

We're coming up on graduation season, and high-school seniors and their parents will be addressing the tough question about how to pay for higher education.

Although there is no simple solution to resolving this problem, options are available to ease the burden. One is Dollars for Scholars, a national network of community-based scholarship foundations that mobilize communities.

 
Promoting Character Without Promoting Religion PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 25 April 2007 02:14

I was appalled to read your article lauding The Seven Project. (See "The Seven Project Means Hope for Teens," River Cities' Reader Issue 627, April 4-10, 2007.)

This is a church-sponsored program, an evangelical effort of the Assemblies of God church. However, your article (and the resource you quoted) made no mention of that fact.

 
Preschool Bill Has Problems PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 04 April 2007 02:19

Within the next two weeks, the Iowa Senate will be debating early-childhood-education legislation (HF877) to create new programs that will provide voluntary preschool education for four-year-olds. The concept is a good one, but the current proposal has some problems.

 
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