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Record-High Poll Numbers Confirm America is Ready

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A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows a record-high 59 percent of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples, with only 34 percent opposed. The deep support reaches into every region of the country, including the South, Midwest, and West, and extends across party lines: 40 percent of Republicans back the freedom for all couples to…

Fayetteville Community Radio — A Venue for Voices and Volunteers

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So what would inspire a diverse group of people to join each other in the very ambitious goal of establishing a Community Radio Station? What is it about the prospect of a local, non-commercial radio station that attracts a large group of volunteers, from across a wide range of interests, who are willing to invest…

Comic Offers “Liberal” Perspective in Free Weekly Pages

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By Terrah Baker If you’ve opened a Free Weekly in the last couple months, you may have noticed a certain comic strip on the first page. If you’re in anyway like TFW staff, you noticed right away something different, unique and intelligent about these comics that take a different perspective on the political and social…

Volunteer Ballet Company Performs for Children

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By Terrah Baker There’s something magical about a group of children watching professional dancers in multi-colored ballet dresses, tiaras and fairy wings, move gracefully in front of them while enchanting music plays. One of the founding members of The Pineapple Tree Dance Company said she saw that magic when she performed for over 200 children…

Knowledge of Body is Strength in Yoga Instructor

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It’s safe to say yoga has become extremely popular in recent years. The Yoga Alliance — the largest U.S. nonprofit organization offering certifications and teacher registries — has pushed out thousands of teachers who inspire even more yoga lovers. But before it had hit anywhere but the West coast and a sprinkling in other places,…

Ancient Women’s Tradition Finds New Life

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In ancient cultures like that of Native Americans, Africans, Chinese and Christians, red was a symbolic color of the female strength, mystery and power. Because of this reverence towards womanly things, in many cultures, women were separated from men while menstruating and giving birth. The Red Tent was one of the hideaways that women in…