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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A win for clean water

Posted By on Wed, May 21, 2008 at 8:38 AM

Worthy of a separate is the defeat last night of Pulaski JP Ann McCaleb, who's been on the Quorum Court since Jesus' day. A steadfast opponent of progressive government, she reached the nadir in recent months with her opposition to watershed protection around Lake Maumelle. She'd prefer to bankrupt the water utility by forcing it to buy property -- at exorbitant prices -- from the likes of Jay DeHaven to keep the water supply clean. Curtis Keith (sorry for initial misspelling), a political newcomer and African-American, defeated McCaleb in a light turnout. He's said the right things about lake protection. I wish I could blame the loss solely on McCaleb's politics, but I suspect the changing demographics of Southwest Little Rock also played a role.

 

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