Monthly Archives: November 2012

Women Accepted As Church Leaders

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Female Priest

“The long struggle for women’s ordination as priests in the American Episcopal Church began in the mid-1850s and lasted almost 125 years. It ended on Sept. 16, 1976 in Minneapolis, Minn., when the General Convention of the Episcopal Church voted to approve women’s ordination to the priesthood and the episcopate.” — Minnesota Historical Society Women…

House of Blurbs

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House of Blurbs

The national animal protection organization Mercy For Animals ratcheted up its campaign against the world’s largest retailer two weeks ago, as the group unveiled a feast for Walmart President and CEO Mike Duke’s eyes — a controversial mobile billboard outside Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville. The billboard, which stems from a Mercy For Animals investigation into…

How Big Business Wants to Shrink the Electorate

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By Zach Hagadone Association of Alternative News Media Astonishing. Remarkable. Sinister. Those are words that come up again and again when confronting the wave of voter identification laws that has swept through more than 30 Republican-dominated state legislatures in recent years. The measures sound innocuous enough: When a voter shows up to the polls on…

Study Analyzes Arts’ Impact

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Art Econ

By Joel Walsh Arts and cultural organizations bring more than live music, gallery openings and theatrical performances to Northwest Arkansas. They also provide hundreds of jobs and generate millions of dollars in spending, according to an Americans for the Arts study. The study, released earlier in October, indicated 25 nonprofit organizations employed 1,091 people and…

The Call Of Doodie

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“Yeah, I know, according to The Beatles, “love is all you need,” but they forgot the small print: This is only true of people who are not suffering from sleep deprivation” By Amy Alkon Loved your response to the bored-out-of-their-gourds parents of the 1-year-old. I’m three months pregnant and a little worried in the wake…