Monthly Archives: February 2013

Small House Designs

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By Amanda Bancroft U.S. buildings consume 72 percent of the nation’s electricity and generate 47 percent of all U.S. CO2 emissions, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute. Our homes have a role to play in reducing those numbers, as well as how much habitat is destroyed to make room for — well — roomy subdivisions…

Employers Steal Wages In NWA

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Wage Theft

By Terrah Baker The Arkansas Department of Labor has a different name for what activists at the Springdale-based Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center call “wage theft.” “We actually call it wage claims, and they often deal with a one-time occurrence of someone not receiving minimum wage or overtime pay,” said attorney with the ADL David…

An Alternative Music Gem

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The Fayetteville music scene has always had its hidden gems. What rises to the top in our small town music scene is usually a dressed up imitation of something nostalgic or already geared towards mass consumption. With instant access and information overload, most musicians have become sterile waiting rooms of irony — you listen but you tune out because the words have nothing to do with your life. As music critics have pointed out, regional music scenes are on the way out.

Of Hair And Hubris

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By Rachel Birdsell I received an email today from member, Angelo Carusone. Mr. Carusone started a petition last year to boycott Macy’s until they stopped carrying Donald Trump’s 100 percent America-made clothing that is made in China. I know it’s confusing as to how something can be American made when the labels clearly read,…