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The Marijuana Movement

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By Claire Ala It’s pretty ironic the natural state failed to jump on the marijuana bandwagon. A medical marijuana victory was not celebrated due to the 51.4 percent of Arkansas voters who were against the legalization of medical marijuana. Nevertheless, it’s a surprisingly close percentage for a Bible-belt state. More progressive states like Colorado and…

Making Ripples

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Making Ripples

“Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That’s over one million plastic bags used per minute.” — <planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/plastic-bag-facts.html> Phase Out Plastic Bags with Enterprising Ideas By Amanda Bancroft In the final frontier of green living, there are always unexplored galaxies. Last night, I had just fallen asleep when…

Movies In The Obscure

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Fayetteville History Alive ‘Among The Hills’ “It is a fallacious notion that a newspaper should or could be an isolated affair. Its life-blood should flow in the veins of the community in which it lives.” — Roberta Fulbright By Terrah Baker “Up Among The Hills,” (2012) the documentary film written and produced by Emmy award-winning…

Forward Thinking

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By Rachel Birdsell As I sit here the day after the election, I am so proud of the direction our country has taken. It seems as though we are finally starting to see the light. With President Barack Obama snagging 332 electoral votes and the popular vote, it’s clear that the majority of us are…

Women Accepted As Church Leaders

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“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…