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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…

Events, Shows and Sales Offer Unique Holiday Experience

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Alternative Gift Market

By Terrah Baker Finding unique gifts and holiday events can be challenging in the uniform isles of convenient and department stores that cover cities throughout the U.S. While chain stores stock their shelves of overseas-made goods and entryways with underpaid Santa Clauses, local organizers are planning several events in December that will offer a chance…

House of Blurbs

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Flannel John’s Cookbooks for Guys (Although Applicable to All Sexes) What started as a bit of a lark for fishing and hunting friends, has blossomed into a cottage industry and an eight-book series for author Tim Murphy. One year after the release of his first book, “Flannel John’s Hunting & Fishing Camp Cookbook,” Murphy now…

Free Portraits To Those In Need

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On Saturday, Dec. 7, photographers and other volunteers around the world will gather for the fifth annual Help-Portrait event. In 2009, Help-Portrait began as an idea that transformed into a movement in just three months. The idea behind Help-Portrait is simple: 1. Find someone in need, 2. Take their portrait, 3. Print their portrait and…

Startup Weekend Builds Entrepreneurs In NWA

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  By Terrah Baker Startup Weekend is an international nonprofit based out of Seattle, Wash., helping to spread an entrepreneurial spirit with workshops that bring together current and future business leaders. They claim they can help participants launch a Startup in 54 hours. And last weekend they tried to do just that. Startup held over…

Farm To Table Program Shows “Cooking Matters”

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By Terrah Baker Graduates of Cooking Matters gathered on Nov. 16 to celebrate the skills of low-budget healthy cooking and eating, preparing one last group meal at Trinity United Methodist Church on Sycamore Street in Fayetteville. The class is part of Tri Cycle Farms — across from Sycamore Street off Garland Avenue — Farm to…

Local Chef Pushes Vegetarian Slider, Wins National Competition

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 “All I really did was facilitate it and put the recipe out there. It took an army of Northwest Arkansas friends and family to get us there.” — Jeremy Gawthrop   By Terrah Baker Judges at the Second Annual US Foods Next Top Product Competition in Last Vegas proved what winner, chef and co-owner of…