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The Intercept Keeps Up with Leaked NSA Documents

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By Terrah Baker “The short-term mission is to provide a platform to report on the documents previously provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden … Their long-term mission is to produce fearless, adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues.” After the exposure of the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA’S) communication filtering and collection capabilities and…

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…

Acoustic Body Sculpting Hits U.S., NWA

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By Terrah Baker Acoustic Body Sculpting technology is one of those things Europe saw first. Then Harrison resident and ultrasound technician Larry Horton caught a glimpse and decided Arkansas needed to get in on the action. After being in the diagnostic ultrasound industry for 36 years, his research into the “successful” treatment technology led him…