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Religion Should Be More Taxing

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“Right now, churches are tax-exempt because they’re supposed to be non-profit organizations. And if you aren’t laughing hysterically at that notion, I have a few business deals I’d like to discuss with you…” By Rachel Birdsell A federal judge in Wisconsin recently ruled that the Freedom from Religion Foundation could sue the IRS for failing…

Core Brewing Grows With Top-Quality Product

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Core Brewing and Distilling Co. in Springdale is expanding it’s operation with the hopes of becoming a regional, and even national distributor. The new system will allow them to brew the equivalent of 44,000 kegs a year, more than enough to serve all of Arkansas with some left over for neighboring states. Core Brewing Company…

Planting The Seeds Of The Future: An Interview With Chris Conrad

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  By Rita Baldini For centuries, industrial hemp (plant species Cannabis sativa) has been a source of fiber and oilseed manufactured worldwide for a variety of industrial and consumer products. Currently, more than 30 countries cultivate industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity, sold on the market all around the world. However, in the United States,…

Spay Arkansas Reaches 10,000th Clients

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Milestone Helps Further Dream Of World With No Homeless Pets Staff Report Spay Arkansas, host of low-cost spay and neuter services, performed its 10,000th surgery Aug. 22. In honor of the milestone, the 10,000th client received a free surgery and gift basket. Spay Arkansas is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by Marcia Donley, of…

Aqualine: A Renewable Energy Thriller

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Staff Report A new thriller focused on renewable energy by P.K. Brown has just been released by a Maryland-based publishing company, PublishAmerica, whose owners are “fundamentally opposed to issuing contracts that contain any publishing fees,” and “was founded on the premise that a book is worth publication if there are even the seeds of a…

What If You Had To Go Through Immigration?

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One Local Speaks Up About Her Families Experience By Tanya Giraldo Immigration reform continues to be a topic of discussion without a clear solution. Currently, Immigration Reform 2013 has been put on a stand still as the House of Representatives have decided to address reformation not as the bipartisan, comprehensive reform bill the Senate passed,…