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Standing Committees Are Critical for Dialogue PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 02:17

Davenport has a glorious history of birthing newspapers - 150 in 171 years. Yet even the mud-caked, hand-cranked press of the old Daily Gazette, which fell off the gangplank into the river, could have printed a clearer picture than the Quad-City Times as to what Davenport citizens will lose if their council eliminates all four standing committees.

 
The Legal Basis for Abortion PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 07 February 2007 02:36

It was the Gisswold v. Connecticut case in 1965 that struck down state laws prohibiting married couples from using birth control; the law was ruled unconstitutional because it violated marital privacy, a right protected by the Constitution.

 
Governance Committee Rears Its Ugly Head Again PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 31 January 2007 03:36

On August 4, 2005, the publisher of the River Cities' Reader, the Quad-City Times city-hall reporter, and an Argus/Dispatch journalist strategically positioned themselves outside the doors of City Hall, just as the city attorney unlocked them at 6 p.m., allowing the media through, then re-locking the doors behind them. They had finally gained entrance to the elusive "Governance Committee" meetings.

 
The Legal Basis for Abortion PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Thursday, 25 January 2007 05:03

It was the Gisswold v. Connecticut case in 1965 that struck down state laws prohibiting married couples from using birth control; the law was ruled unconstitutional because it violated marital privacy, a right protected by the Constitution.

 
Green Versus Green “Lite” PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 02:20

The article "Buildings That Breathe" makes some great points overall, but the homesteading movement is not dead, and not just in California. (See River Cities' Reader Issue 616, January 17-23, 2007.) There are many alternative building/energy conferences one can go to in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois focusing on straw-bale construction, log construction, and alternative heating/energy for the cabin set. There are many publications that cater to the modern homesteader.

 
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