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Participation in elections for city councils and school board runs hot and cold. Sometimes there are no contests and few voters, while other times they're contentious with many voters. more
Oct. 2, 1996: The Eldridge City Council announced it would join with Citizens Against Pipelines, Inc., in opposing a natural gas pipeline extension designed to cut across the southern tier of the city. The construction plan would run through Eldridge north of Lincoln Road and cut through Rustic Ridge Golf Course. The city had already earmarked this area for residential growth. more
In the past few years people have weathered a tsunami of negative emotions, triggered by political strife, economic hardship and global pandemic. more
"Republicans are once again feigning concern over the national debt as they refuse to raise the debt ceiling and block Biden’s agenda ..." more
"As a result of comments made by an individual, Nick Hansel, running for North Scott School Board, for the first time in my life I feel a deep sense of embarrassment and shame for my school district ..." more
"Thank you to the committees and volunteers for the 1970 and 1971 North Scott combined class reunion ..." more
"Unfortunately, the majority of the Scott County Board of Supervisors remains committed to building the largest per capita juvenile detention center in the state, rather than investing in less costly, proven community-based diversion and other services ..." more
Among the best in the nation, new districts are drawn every 10 years to reflect population shifts. The lines in Iowa, unlike most states, are drawn by a nonpartisan group, the Legislative Services Agency, without regard to where incumbents live or what their party affiliation is. more
Sept. 24, 1981: Gene Schneckloth was elected president of the North Scott School Board, succeeding James Tank. Robert Medd was voted in as vice president. more
Iowa’s nonpartisan redistricting process has long been held up as a model for the country, even though most other states have shown little interest in adopting it. more
Twenty years ago Sept. 11, the United States was attacked by al-Qaeda terrorists who had received training and refuge in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Twenty years ago next month, the U.S. and the U.K. launched Operation Enduring Freedom, and the Afghanistan war was begun. Over 80 percent of Americans supported the war effort in the beginning. more
"This image is from Grant Wood’s 'American Gothic.' It is a statement of praise for Governor Reynolds’ employment of a relevant style of management ..." more
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