Monday, September 22, 2014

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Posted September 17, 2014in Your View

Bender deserves credit, too

In the Sept. 11, 2014, issue of Cityview, Civic Skinny wrote a great article on our outgoing senator, Tom Harkin. Although Tom had the vision and the caring to help Iowans and many many others throughout his career, I think it is important to note that it was a great

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Posted September 10, 2014in Your View

Register editor: ‘content coach’

[Cityview’s Civic Skinny column on Sept. 3 about changes in the newsroom at The Des Moines Register] contains several errors…. In terms of the process, decisions will NOT be made by me, another Gannett editor and an HR representative. The interviews will be conducted by a team made up of

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Posted September 03, 2014in Your View

Lapping it up

I am the first to admit that I have no expertise in print advertising, and at 57 years of age I may not be the intended target audience, but did anyone else notice the placement of ads and content on page 42 last week? In the largest font was the

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Posted August 20, 2014in Your View

Don’t make me come over there

OK, Cityview, what’s up with the tits issue? You can’t honestly tell me you’ve run out of sacred-cow news to break in this town. If you wanted to go on summer vacation, or just milk a bunch of easy advertising bucks, you could’ve just run a rigged “Best Of” issue,

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Posted August 13, 2014in Your View

Moses would have needed a forklift

Several weeks ago, Civic Skinny shined the light on some of the goofiness in the Iowa Republican Party platform. I have been waiting for a similar review and enlightenment on the Iowa Democratic Party platform for 2014 It contains more than 430 items of support and opposition. Moses would have needed a forklift to deliver all

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Posted August 06, 2014in Your View

Replace property tax with income-based system

The amount of Des Moines properties exempt from property taxation was reported in May to have increased 38 percent in the last 10 years. This ever-present problem has frequently caused local leaders to seek remedies such as persuading or requiring exempt entities (government agencies, hospitals, schools, churches, etc.) to pay

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Posted July 30, 2014in Your View

Library should buy local

In the “paid for by taxpayers in Des Moines” column last week, it appears Eurest Services of Illinois was paid nearly $5,000 for janitorial services for the Public Library of Des Moines and AmSam of Florida picked up another $500 for bath tissue and other sanitation items for the library. Are

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Posted July 23, 2014in Your View

Snake oil always sells

Civic Skinny (July 17) asked if the $40 million settlement with buyers club was an indication that the 864,000 adult Iowans, “Are so gullible… and can be snookered in a deal like this?” I think that if you look at past elections the question should not be can Iowans, but

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Posted July 16, 2014in Your View

Appalled by our poll

I want to tell you how appalled I am that you would include a poll with an option to “Shoot to kill” innocent people. The situation of people coming to this country illegally is not to be taken lightly. These are people looking for hope for a better life because

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Posted July 09, 2014in Your View

The first shall be last, and the last shall be first

State Senator and 3rd District Congressional candidate Brad Zaun has made it known that he may leave the GOP and run for Congress as an independent. He was first in the polls and in the primary voting but ended up last at the state GOP convention run-off. David Young, who

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