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News - I Wonder

  • I Wonder | October 26, 2012

    What’s this question on the ballot?


    When I went to vote yesterday, I saw a question about a constitutional amendment on the ballot. I read it several times, but I still didn’t understand it. I asked some other people, and they didn’t know what it was, either. Can you

  • I Wonder | October 23, 2012

    Who’s behind local jobs video?


    Q: Who is funding the local video named Save Manhattan Jobs, which is produced by a local advertising agency and aimed at selling the countywide sales tax?

  • I Wonder | October 19, 2012

    Why are the lake outflows so uneven?

    Low water.phatch

    Q. I wonder why area lake levels are so unevenly managed. On Oct. 12, Milford Lake was 5.69 feet low with an outflow of 25 cubic feet per second. Tuttle Creek was 9.57 feet low with an outflow of 900 cubic feet per second. Lakes Perry, Clinton, Pomona and Melvern

  • I Wonder | October 16, 2012

    A new look for The Mercury site


    Q: What happened to the Mercury website? I had some problems accessing it, and then when I went back to it, it had all changed. A: We launched a new one. There was a glitch for about a day — more on that in a minute —

  • I Wonder | October 12, 2012

    How are code violations determined? What happens when a person receives one?


    Q. What constitutes a code violation? How is a violation determined? Who makes the determination? What happens when an address receives a violation? Are fines collected? A. OK, Code Violations 101.

  • I Wonder | October 05, 2012

    The rules for bicyclists in pedestrian areas


    Q. Is it illegal for bicyclists to ride on crosswalks?

  • I Wonder | October 02, 2012

    Is Butler making donations to social services?


    Q: I read in the “I Wonder” column last week about the amount of money that has been raised to support social services by allowing individuals to contribute via their city water bills. I recall that City Commissioner Wynn Butler claimed he was donating. Is

  • I Wonder | September 18, 2012

    Can I get rid of political mail?


    Slow junk mail by filing a request with the Direct Marketers Association: Put your phone number on the Do Not Call list: Q: I wonder whether there is any way to prevent delivery

  • I Wonder | September 15, 2012

    How is the city checking my water meter?


    How is the monthly water bill determined? Two months in a row, my bill was exactly the same down to the penny (even though I was gone for two weeks during the second month). The meter for my house is never opened and for several

  • I Wonder | September 11, 2012

    Posting political signs? Sure, any time now


    Q: I’m told that political signs can be up only 45 days before an election. Signs on our street have been displayed two or three weeks already. Could you please restate the rules so we can all be fair?

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