YOUNGQUIST: Share books with your neighbors
Borrow from NEIBORS. I’ve borrowed some of my favorite books from a neighbor and now you can too.
- Encourage seniors to stay connected Old age is not very interesting until you get there. It is said that it's like living in a foreign country; that it's a land we enter by passing through time rather than space. In this image, late life compels us to leave behind familiar roles, as we
- Each of us must promote racial justice Walking the Walk" was recently used by a speaker who was promoting a vision of an inclusive country while addressing a large crowd on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. These were inspiring words and presented an even greater challenge to each
- Do not privatize our solid waste service The Clinton City Council is once again considering selling our solid waste department. They claim they are doing this to save money, but they are not being completely honest. Moving from public to private services merely shifts costs from the city to
- City must proceedwith rail park plan The Clinton City Council will take time today to decide how to proceed with the Lincolnway Industrial Rail and Air Park Urban Renewal Plan. Some council members have questioned the dollar amount associated with developments at the rail park. It's go
A mixed message
Monday's report from the Legislative Services Agency on General Fund revenue for the month of January may cause some concern among those looking for ways to dramatically increase state spending. With state revenue being 1.2 percent below FY 13's lev
OLSON: Iowa budgeting practices must be conservative
While I do not sit on the Appropriations Committee, a fellow legislator passed on information that was presented to that committee last week consisting of a long-range forecast on the state’s budget and it painted a very interesting picture of Iowa’s future.
- RAGBRAI book may prompt action TONIGHT! Beyond Bake Sales, Raffles, and Golf Outings: Basic Fundraising for Smaller Organizations At 6 p.m. join Linda Wastyn of Wastyn & Associates at the main branch of the library on the second floor for a program about basic fundraising. Most s
- Doing nothing about schoolteacher cheating Philadelphia's public school system has joined several other big-city school systems, such as those in Atlanta, Detroit and Washington, D.C., in widespread teacher-led cheating on standardized academic achievement tests. So far, the city has fired th
- Open tentative contracts to public scrutiny Gov. Pat Quinn, in his State of the State address Wednesday, described his initiatives for jobs, education, and the economy. In a speech delivered 5 years to the day after he assumed office from disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Quinn briefly me
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