Keokuk, IA – The Keokuk School board voted, Monday night, to stop funding the district's before- and after-school program (Kid Zone) and to close Torrance Elementary School. Those two moves are expected to save the district about $300,000.
The budget cut that garnered the most discussion, though, involved a retiring middle school band instructor. Two parents and a student spoke in favor of filling the position.
Several weeks ago, the school board was presented a petition in support of hiring some to replace Craig Bullis when he steps down at the end of this school year.
Macomb, IL – What is international law? Do we have to obey it? What happens if we do not?
Originally, international law existed to regulate or outlaw war, and war is still generally unlawful, but now international law can be defined as the body of rules that govern a state's interaction with other states, the conduct of states in their relationship with individuals and international or intergovernmental organizations, like the United Nations.
Macomb, IL – A communication expert says fear alone is not an effective means of conducting public health campaigns.
Peter Andersen, professor of communication at San Diego State University, says fear can motiviate people. But he says most people don't like listening to things that scare them so they tend to forget such messages.
Macomb, IL – Freshman Republican Congressman Aaron Schock did not mince words when it comes to his disapproval of the recently signed health care overhaul legislation. Speaking to a capacity crowd at the McDonough County Republicans' Lincoln Day Dinner, Schock said Democrats continually "ignored the will of the people" throughout the entire health care debate.