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Sierra Club Raises Objections to Proposed Hotel-Casino Site PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 February 2006 18:00
January 18, 2006 Re: CEMVR-OD-P-2005-1598 Isle of Capri Casino Dear Mr. Betker, The Eagle View Group of the Sierra Club, Iowa and Illinois Chapters is submitting these comments regarding the Section 10, Rivers and Harbor Act permit application for dredging along the Davenport, Iowa riverfront for purposes of moving an existing gambling boat operation.

Davenport Schools Form Committee to Push for Legislative Changes PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 February 2006 18:00
More money for local schools, as well as more freedom in terms of spending levels, are the top priorities of a new committee in Davenport. The Legislative Advocacy Committee was formed by the Davenport Community School District Board in February to work with local legislators and community members on those issues.

Money Down the Drain? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 February 2006 18:00
The federal Clean Water Act was passed in 1972. More than 30 years later, the federal government, states, and cities are still figuring out how to navigate it. Without a doubt, though, communities that run afoul of the law find that the Clean Water Act is expensive.

Survey Suggests a Grim Forecast for Area Youth PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 February 2006 18:00
Ninety-one percent of Quad Cities teenagers do not have sufficient “developmental assets” and are therefore less likely to be successful adults, a recently released survey found. On January 27, the United Way of the Quad Cities Area announced the results of a survey filled out by 8,000 seventh-, ninth-, and 12th-grade students from nearly every school district in Scott and Rock Island counties.

Black Hawk College Forms a New Gay-Straight Alliance PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 24 January 2006 18:00
Viewed less as a movie than as a cultural phenomenon, one of the most refreshing aspects of Brokeback Mountain is the matter-of-factness with which it tells its gay love story, as this revolutionary work treats its protagonists’ romance with the same dignity and consideration that has accompanied heterosexual screen romances since the dawn of cinema.

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