The Pella Chronicle posts an online poll on our website, pellachronicle.com. Each week we feature a different question. Answers from the online poll will be featured in the following week's opinion page in the Chronicle. Each week's question will also be featured in the Chronicle for those who would like to call in their answer instead of filling out the online poll. To call in your answer to the weekly poll, dial 641-628-3882. All polling answers for that week will stop being collected at 4 p.m. the Monday before publication.
Last week's question was, “As Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, conversation has circled around the possibility the future appointment of a Supreme Court Justice who could vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. While the next Supreme Court Justice has yet to be appointed, and current discussion is only speculation, does this decision worry you?”
Answers included, “Yes, because I believe that Roe v. Wade should not be overturned,” “No, because I believe that Roe v. Wade should be overturned,” “Yes, but I'm worried about more than overturning Roe v. Wade” and “No, because I'm worried about more than overturning Roe v. Wade.”
There were 15 who voted, “Yes, but I'm worried about more than overturning Roe V. Wade,” 11 who voted, “No, because I believe that Roe v. Wade should be overturned,” seven voted “No, because I'm worried about more than overturning Roe v. Wade” and six voted, “Yes, because I believe that Roe v. Wade should not be overturned.”
This week's question is, “Starbucks announced that it would eliminate plastic straws from all its locations within two years and use straws made from biodegradable materials. It cited ocean pollution as one of the reasons to reduce their waste. How do you reduce waste?”
–Recycling as often as I can