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$6,650,000,000 Freeway Proposal

by Vince Bushell

Taxes! Everyone’s talking taxes. The Republicans are saying the Democrats are responsible for not freezing taxes. County Executive Scott Walker says in a letter on the Republican Party’s website that he will not raise the property tax levy for 2004. Is this good news or bad?

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Hate In The Box

by Vince Bushell

It seems as if recently Riverwesters have been channeling Germany in the late ’30s with Maxists fighting Nazis. Racism has raised it’s ugly head and the Wobblies are trying to chop it off. The IWW, Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) are far left, and the Creativity Movement, which claims to be a “Church” is about as racist as you can get.

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Will the Real RNA Please Stand Up?

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss

It would only make sense for two groups that care about the neighborhood and have similar names to work together, or at least respect each others’ work… right? Anything else would be wasted energy. Not so. River Neighbors has recently sent letters on legal letterhead asking the Riverwest Neighborhood Association to change its name.

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Prairie Dog

by Vince Bushell

I know trying to define one’s public persona is near impossible, and it may be presumptuous of me to assume I have one. However, publishing a paper puts me in a situation akin to an ambitious prairie dog that is constantly sticking his head up out of his hole. Sooner or later someone is going to take a shot at the dog.

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Ah, Spring Again…

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss

Time to come out of hibernation. There really is nothing like sun on your skin and the gentle play of the spring breeze. It’s a kind of pure delight that reminds me of being a kid. I find I do some of my best thinking and writing while I am running through the streets and parks of Riverwest, though they’re not nearly as distraction-free as the cornfields I used to run past growing up.