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Whereas, Marco Rubio has disappointed his entire conservative voter base with his troubling push of amnesty for illegal aliens in recent immigration reform legislation.
Whereas, Rubio has misled the public about the bill's costly and explosive contents, as he has not even read the bill and won't agree to share it with the public.
Whereas, Rubio has lost my support by endorsing a "free pass" for illegal immigrants -- a policy that is fiscally, culturally, and lawfully irresponsible. Senator, your encouragement of illegal amnesty is against our values, and is evidence that you mislead constituents to believe you'd vote against the very legislation you're selling today if you were to be elected.
The heart of Sioux City lies in our downtown district. Its history, evolution and possibility for urban redevelopment reflect our desire to renovate two historic buildings. As an applicant for the new land-based casino in downtown Sioux City, the Warrior Casino & Hotel provides a variety of benefits to Siouxland residents.
The first and most important is local ownership. The Warrior Casino & Hotel project is majority owned by Ho-Chunk, Inc. and other local investors. Up to 70% of the Warrior Casino & Hotel revenue generated will stay in Siouxland as compared to the 3-6.5% of generated income offered by our competitors.
The Warrior Casino & Hotel amenities along with other great entertainment venues in downtown Sioux City will draw visitors from all over the Midwest. Our proposed casino and hotel location will act as an entertainment anchor; the magnitude and array of entertainment options and venues will create new tourism dollars for Siouxland.
The O.B. Laing Middle School is in danger of becoming an apartment building, therefore losing the historic value permanently.
Please tell the Algona City Council members to HOLD OFF on their vote to sell this building until other options are considered. This building has lots of potential - don't let it become another victim of community apathy!
Due to budgetary concerns and declining enrollment, the Cedar Rapids School District is attempting to close schools within its district. Polk Elementary has been listed as one of those to potentially close.
As parents, business owners, and citizens of this city, we feel that other options exist. Especially since Polk has achieved incredible academic gains due to its dedicated staff, innovative programs and support from its community partners. Over 90% of Polk's students are on the free and reduced meals program, many of the children are homeless or have less than ideal home situations. Yet, the success of Polk is far-ranging as over 20% of families choose to enroll their students at the school, sometimes driving over thirty miles one way each day. Many of these children would simply be lost if not because of the staff and teachers at Polk Elementary.
We ask for your support in letting the Cedar Rapids School board know that Polk Elementary School is a success story that should be applauded and even copied throughout the district. Please help us in supporting this valuable resource.
* The FDA classifies fluoride as an "unapproved prescription drug" and has not approved it for ingestion!
* Citizens of Des Moines are being medicated without consent and against their will!
* The EPA allows fluoride to be added to our drinking water, yet silicofluorides have never been safety tested!
Des Moines Water Works recently made the decision to continue fluoridating municipal water. They claim to provide citizens "with a safe, clean, healthy water supply" despite any safety testing.
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie has stated that "citizen safety and health is our top priority" despite any safety testing.
An aggressive, determined and politically motivated group of politicians in the Iowa General Assembly have fueled the association and industry rumors that have no factual basis because their campaigns are financed by the associations and industry.
Fundamental rights such as health and happiness cannot be disregarded for higher profits and political gain.
Stand up for all the vulnerable Iowans who do not have a voice!
We desire to establish a legal right for grandparents to have visitation access to their grandchildren, regardless of the marital status of the parents, the death of a parent, or presence of a no contact order between the parents or the parent and the child.
Grandparents should be able to talk to and visit their grandchildren, whether the loss of a parent is through death, or divorce. Grandchildren should have the same individual rights as others enjoy, the right to the love and caring they always experienced prior to such events in there lives.
The moral well-being is at stake for those children, to experience many memorable events with the families that they have known previously and would continue to have with unselfish love of grandparents on all sides.
This petition is specifically for Iowa. Some people are trying to get pit bulls banned because of the attacks that have been publicly exploited and we need to show them the truth about the kind hearted pit bulls that we all know and love.
Please help me show them the reality that only the owner is responsible and that the facts are in the pit bulls favor!!! Pit bulls are only 2 percent of the annual canine attacks and are one of the top tested breeds for temperament.
More labs and mixed breeds are responsible for attacks each year yet they are not the ones being banned! I personally think that if this horrible ban does pass that EVERY other breed that ranks higher on the annual attacks should be banned also but will it happen? I highly doubt it. Please make the right decision!
Many accidents on this road have been very closely avoided.
With people parking on both sides of this street, and with it being a busy through street it is very un-safe and difficult to drive on it, because it is like a one way road with two way traffic.
Please sign and help us avoid accidents.
Ron Paul needs our support on all levels. Today, the very first primary, will set a tone for the whole election. If Ron Paul wins a landslide victory, then the mainstream media will be forced to give him attention.
Today may be the most important day of our entire life. We have never had an opportunity like this to elect a president who is sparking a grassroots freedom movement which is growing daily.
It was recently brought to the attention of myself and surrounding neighbors, during the Feb.12th meeting of the City's Planning and Zoning Commission, that a parcel of land directly south of Mr. Paul Ackerman’s property, required rezoning from R-3 to DC, to further the process of building a new City Hall and Police station to serve the city for the next 50 years.
At that meeting I spoke on behalf of my neighbors who had gathered previously to discuss closure of the south 200’ of alleyway, the proposed site for the construction of the new City Hall, the building’s basic layout, to gain insight regarding funding for this project, and overall, how it will effect our neighborhood as far as property values and safety.
We were then invited as a group to meet March 5th with Dave Haugland, City Administrator, Michael Tupper, Chief of Police, Neil Guess, of the Howard R. Green Company and three of his associates, for further discussion. It was at this meeting that we were presented with detailed drawings of the project.
Those plans as stated are to build City Hall where a buffer zone has been for decades between commercial and residential properties. At this time no other strategies have been presented to maintain the location on 6th Street. The new building will be located at the corner of 7th Street and Lincolnway, facing West to 6th Street, across a new 43 space parking lot, complete with trees and landscaping, to an entrance from 6th Street.
CHICAGO Oct 9, 2006 (AP)— Here's some soothing medicine for stressed-out parents and overscheduled kids: The American Academy of Pediatrics says what children really need for healthy development is more good, old-fashioned playtime.
This increase is necessary to help decrease the tobacco usage rates in the state of Iowa.
Currently, 20% of Iowa’s youth use tobacco products on a regular basis. The American Cancer Society estimates that this rate could be reduced by up to approximately 20% by this increase.
Another reason for this increase is to offset the annual cost to the state through Iowa’s medicaid program.
Annually, the state’s medicaid program pays approximately $301 million dollars for the treatment of tobacco-related illnesses.
An increase to the tax should be put towards funding health care measures including tobacco prevention, cessation and control.
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION ONLY IF YOU ARE AN IOWA RESIDENT/HAVE AN ADDRESS IN IOWA.
We feel that the sidewalks will not be used because in the winter time it is too cold for children to walk to school which in some cases is a mile or more and the majority of parents car pool their children to school.