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White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Arkansas Bats

White-Nose Syndrome in bats has been devastating bat populations in 23 states and five Canadian provinces, confirmed so far. First documented in 2006 in Eastern New York, it has now


A Bigot’s Bar in the Burg

By Rachel Birdsell “Gary doesn’t seem keen to serve black people, gay people, people on welfare, disabled people, freaks, Muslims, Democrats nor anyone who can’t prove their white heritage at

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Volunteer Ballet Company Performs for Children

By Terrah Baker There’s something magical about a group of children watching professional dancers in multi-colored ballet dresses, tiaras and fairy wings, move gracefully in front of them while enchanting

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Unique Lounge Offers Relaxed Atmosphere

By Terrah Baker The Nines isn’t a place you would hear about on the radio or see in magazines (yes, until now of course), but word of the sophisticated, yet


Book Explores a Village Against the World

By Chad Pollock “Utopias aren’t chimeras, they are the most noble dreams that people have. Dreams that through struggle can and must be turned into reality.” — Sanchez Gordillo In


One Woman Show, Around the World

By Frankc Berlanga-Medina When it comes to the subject of sex, relationships and amorous conquests, if we can be honest about it, there exists a double standard that favors men

Making Ripples

Chocolate Worthy of Love

I consider myself a chocolate lover, but some chocolate is worth loving more than others. There’s no reason to become righteous if we see someone indulging in a Hershey’s kiss,

Advice Risa's Astrology

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces – Reflection & Review

By Risa D’Engeles Thursday, February 6th, Mercury makes its first 2014 retrograde (from 3 Pisces to 18 Aquarius). We’re familiar with generalized guidelines for Mercury retro. No major purchases, signing

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Nonprofit Bridges Gap For Troubled Youth

By Terrah Baker Josh was 18 years old living in a tent in Walker Park when he first learned about the YouthBridge program. “At first it was just me….It was

Legacy Archive

An Order for Change

By Terrah Baker “So, for those of you on the right who are screaming about executive orders, your god, Reagan, appears to be leading the pack.” If we’re to believe