Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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The people of the 48th Ward voted in a non-binding referendum that the U.S. government should relinquish control in Iraq. The margin was 77 percent to 23 percent, with 66 percent of the precincts counted. Additionally, in a city-wide vote, voters agreed by 5-to-1 ratio that people who make more than $250,000 a year should pay more taxes. The money would go toward education funding and tax relief for property owners.

 
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