Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Keeping Tabs On Congress: There’s an App For That

By Nick Brothers |
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Countable is a smartphone app that tracks Congress activity and streamlines the process of contacting national representatives.

Countable is a smartphone app that tracks Congress activity and streamlines the process of contacting national representatives.

Present Tense

By Amy Alkon |

Unfortunately, you can’t just tell her that your relationship was “a gift from God.” So was the plague of locusts.

Sex Trafficking In Arkansas Continues To Be A Concern

By Kelli Young |

In Arkansas this year alone there have been 26 human trafficking cases reported, and 23 of those cases were sex trafficking cases.

Ways To Make A Difference This Holiday Season

By Amanda Bancroft |
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Making Ripples

Do you have a favorite holiday commercial rerun? Some commercials have been playing for nostalgic audiences for decades.

Victory At Standing Rock

By Dane La Born |
Native Americans from left, Eugene Sanchez, Jason Umtuch, Martan Mendenhall, and Hugh Ahnatock, all of Portland, Ore., drum and sing at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

On Sunday, Dec. 4, the Army Corps of Engineers denied permits for the construction of a crucial easement meant to run under Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation.

Light in the Dark – Full Moon on Santa Lucia Day

By Risa D’Angeles |

Tuesday, Dec. 13 (Winter Solstice, Julian calendar) is the Feast of St. Lucia (Lucy). Lucia, from Latin “luc, lux”, means “light”, “lucid.”

Focus on the Silver Lining

By Peter Bergel |

The election is over and Trump won. In a country with a sane election system, he would not have, but we have the Electoral College, so he did. In Joe Hill’s immortal words, “Don’t mourn; organize!”

Holiday Pop-Up Shop to Feature Local Artisans

By Nick Brothers |
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After a two year hiatus, Lauren Embree has returned with her handmade jewelry to be sold at the Holiday Pop-Up Shop.

The folks at Stage Eighteen are getting right to work with providing an all purpose venue for the community’s needs, or in this case, holiday shopping needs.

Fayetteville Historical Figures Portrayed in Upcoming Cemetery Production

By Nick Brothers |

A couple of Fayetteville’s most storied and celebrated citizens will soon be portrayed by local actors near their graves at an event at the historic Evergreen Cemetery.

Check-In With Standing Rock

By Dane La Born |
Tonya Stands recovers after being pepper sprayed by police after swimming across a creek with other protesters hoping to build a new camp to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Officers in riot gear clashed again Wednesday with protesters near the Dakota Access pipeline, hitting several dozen with pepper spray as they waded through waist-deep water in an attempt to reach property owned by the pipeline's developer. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)

While many gathered around the family table to give thanks for this and that and then punched babies to get a good deal on a crappy television on Black Friday, the tribes up at Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation were busy.