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Yes Virginia There is a Police State

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“Secret Service ran jamming devices so that all cell phones in the area went straight to voice mail but could not connect, again interfering with protesters’ (and uninvolved neighbors’) ability to communicate with each other and the press…” By Lynn Fitz-Hugh Hyperbole? You decide if this is how you believe the police should behave when…

Shatner’s World Sure To Surprise, Delight Fans

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William Shatner is almost a world within himself. He doesn’t fit with any traditional, or even many eccentric molds, surprising even his most fervent fans with what projects he comes out with next. To those fans of Shatner and his past work, it seems like quite the honor that the legendary sci-fi TV and movie…

Free Energy-Saving Weatherization Kits

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Staff Report The city of Fayetteville Community Service Division is offering free Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Kits to qualifying residents of low to moderate income. The kits are intended to assist residents in weatherizing their homes, which is especially crucial during cold winter months. Each kit includes energy efficient light bulbs, caulk, weather stripping, low-flow…

Using Art To Reinvent Alternative Print Media

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Free Weekly Staff Around the world, and right here in our own backyard, print media is reinventing itself — with the help of dedicated staff and community. These writers, photographers, freelancers, concert goers, food critics, free speakers, readers, know it’s important for the local media to stay alive, and gain back some of the strength…

Legislative Audit Committee to discuss UA file shredding

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By The Academic Daylight (Courtesy of uarktransparency.wordpress.com) Another chapter in the saga of the University of Arkansas Advancement Division troubles will be written next Friday, Dec. 13. It will be the main topic at the next Legislative Audit Committee meeting. At the September meeting, the committee voted to reopen the audit and prosecutors were asked…

North Dakota Oil Spill Raises Alarm Over Keystone XL

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If XL Approved, Oil and Bitumen Spills Inevitable.Staff Report A September oil spill that leaked 865,000 gallons of oil (at least 20,600 barrels) across seven acres of Steven Jensen’s farm in North Dakota has raised serious concerns about leak detection technology, and what a spill of this magnitude would mean for landowners along the Keystone…

Idle Class Mag Proves Print Is Alive, Evolving

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By Terrah Baker Have you heard the news? Print journalism is dying. Or at least that’s according to numerous naysayers and skeptics found online — coincidence? Maybe. But one local resident and publisher, Kody Ford of The Idle Class magazine, said he’s not accepting that, nor are the large number of backers and readers his…