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On Track?: The Main Thing Keeping Passenger Rail from the Quad Cities is a Few Billion Dollars PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Feature Stories
Wednesday, 16 January 2008 02:33

Reader issue #668 Listening to Paul Rumler and Jim Bohnsack talk about passenger-rail service is not unlike attending a pep rally.

Business in Review PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Feature Stories
Thursday, 03 January 2008 02:23

While the River Cities' Reader is best known as an arts-and-entertainment newspaper, we often publish in-depth articles on business and politics.

Below is a sampling of our business coverage over the past 18 months.

Scrubbing Bubbles: With Colleges Moving Away from Standardized Testing, Will K-12 Follow? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 November 2007 02:29

When Augustana College announced earlier this month that it was eliminating standardized tests as an application requirement for prospective students, it highlighted a trend in higher education.

"There has been an accelerating surge of selective colleges dropping their admissions-testing requirement," said Robert Schaeffer, public education director for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, also known as Fair Test. "The pace is such that some folks have suggested we're reaching a critical mass or a tipping point."

Can the Left Find God?: Local Group and National Leader Push Liberals to Embrace Spirituality PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 November 2007 10:31

Reader issue #658 A foolish person doesn't recognize that one can learn much from opponents. So liberals have begun to understand that they need God on their side as much as the Christian Right does.

Treating More Than Symptoms: “100 Men” Project Tries to Address the Roots of Domestic Violence PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:25

Reader issue #656 October is domestic-violence awareness month, but the Minneapolis-based organization 100 Men Take a Stand for Domestic Peace takes a larger view.

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