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Book Explores a Village Against the World

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By Chad Pollock “Utopias aren’t chimeras, they are the most noble dreams that people have. Dreams that through struggle can and must be turned into reality.” — Sanchez Gordillo In The Village Against the World, British journalist Dan Hancox tells the real-life story of Marinaleda, a village of 2,700 residents in the Andalusian region of…

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…

Bearded Beauties Pose For Calendar

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The beard. Everything about it screams “model calendar.” Well, maybe not, but that didn’t bother Scott Hutcheson and friends, creators of the Northwest Arkansas-based First Annual Beard Calendar for 2014. It all began back seven years before the beard calendar, when Hutcheson moved to St. Louis and took on photography. There, he had an abundance…

SWEPCO Says Need For Reliable Power Outweights Concerns

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Editor’s Note: In response to the Administrative Law Judge’s approval of SWEPCO’s new powerline, this is what one SWEPCO rep. had to say: We are certainly aware of the many concerns about this project. We will work hard to complete the project in a responsible manner that will minimize the impact while serving the needs…

Federal Complaint Alleges SWEPCO Overcharged Ratepayers

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Staff Report Martha Peine has filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) against American Electric Power (AEP). Peine alleges that AEP’s subsidiary SWEPCO improperly charged their customers for thousands of dollars the company spent in lobbying, advertising, charitable contributions, and other non-transmission expenditures. Affected ratepayers are in portions of Arkansas and the…