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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…

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…

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…

Premiums High For Middle Class Americans Hoping Dust Will Soon Settle

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Healtcare

By Terrah Baker“This is like Christmas,” one attendee of an informational meeting on the Affordable Health Care Act held at Fayetteville Public Library said. “I can’t believe this is real.”This Fayetteville resident had struggled for more than six years to find affordable health insurance due to a pre-existing condition and being laid off from her…

House of Blurbs

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Goodwill Towards Career Seekers People in northwest Arkansas who need assistance finding a job are invited to attend the Goodwill Industries of Arkansas’ Career Center orientation held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. inside the Goodwill retail store in Fayetteville at 3105 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. During the career center orientation, Goodwill’s career specialists…

Popular, Rescued Bear Touches Grass For First Time

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Since 1992, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) in Eureka Springs has been one of the most popular attractions in Northwest Arkansas. Established as a non-profit, they house some of the worlds rarest creatures all for the sake of saving abandoned and misplaced large cats … and one popular grizzly bear. TCWR will introduce their grizzly…

Harvest Fest Brings Charity To Mulberry Mountain

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Food Collected By National Nonprofit For Local Food Banks By Terrah Baker Everyone who’s been, or heard about Harvest Festival held on Mulberry Mountain in Northwest Arkansas knows it’s full of fun, great music and interesting people. But behind the bright burning lights of the flame throwers, the glowing circles of the hoopers, and the…

U.S. Policy Breads New Generation of Threats To National Security

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Drones

Some Relevant Numbers: 12 years in Afghanistan, 10 years in Iraq 100’s of American bases in the Middle East 5 mega-bases expected to be left after drawdown 50,000 U.S. contractors currently being paid to support the “war” 3.5 to 5 trillion dollars spent by American people on the war 200,000 troops were in the Middle…