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Climate Change Consensus: Fact or Belief?

I don’t believe in climate change. That’s because science, unlike religion, does not require faith in something with a lack of hard evidence. Nobody can “believe” in science, but we


Bottle Rocket Gallery Hosts Participatory Painting

Staff Report In April, Bottle Rocket Gallery will sponsor two art events in Fayetteville. On April 18, a performance/installation by Quintin Rivera Toro will be presented at the gallery in

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Experiencing God

There are many ways to “experience God,” said local yoga instructor and spiritual teacher, Matthew Gibbons. He wouldn’t call himself a teacher, as he rejects most labels, even during his


The Smell of Dying Democracy in Fascist America

By Abel Tomlinson Do you have a nose? Those with informed noses can smell what our rulers are cooking in the political kitchen of America. What are we having for


Take Back Your Power, Human!

By Terrah Baker There are a lot of problems and corruption in the world. Duh!, right? During a recent conversation with a social worker, describing the human evils that permeate

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The Fastidious And The Furious

By Amy Alkon My boyfriend of nine years is extremely messy, while I prefer things tidy and clean. Cajoling, asking, and flat-out begging him for consideration and help on this

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Go Fly a DIY Kite!

By Amanda Bancroft March 22 marked the 24th anniversary of an event dear to Mary Poppin’s heart: “Art with an Altitude” Kite Festival at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. This was

Advice Risa's Astrology

Mysteries To Restore the Earth

By Risa D’Angeles Sun squares Pluto Thursday, 2:22 am west coast time. A challenging and potent transit for the day. Transformative. Summoning Persephone from the underworld. Gemini moon follows. Persephone


Stopping the Cause of Rape: Rapists

By Terrah Baker As someone who is supposed to report facts, I don’t like it when numbers don’t add up. While statistics show that 20 – 25 percent of women

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Combatting Sexual Assault and Victim Blaming

“… Just cotton dresses. My stepfather would sometimes molest me after school until my mom got home from work. Later, when my boyfriend raped me in college, I was wearing