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Bowling Green, KY
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Journalist, creative writer, musician w/former friends of young americans. Professor @WKU @WKUSJB

A Slaughterhouse for Horse Meat Waits in New Mexico

bloomberg.com — Agriculture Photograph by Alamy Horse meat isn't for everybody, as Europe's recent uproar over mislabeled burgers made clear. But those who have the taste for it tend to be true believers. One is 54-year-old Tim Sappington of Roswell, N.M., who's owned and eaten horses his whole life.

Grand Canyon on the Precipice

news.nationalgeographic.com — At the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon, well beyond the tourists who crowd along the South Rim, sagebrush desert stretches for miles, almost untouched except by wild horses or the livestock of Navajo herdsmen. Below, the turquoise water of the Little Colorado River flows into the larger and darker Colorado, their courses merging within the burnt sienna walls of the canyon.

Reasonable Doubt? Rolling Stone’s Missteps Fuel Disbelief of Rape Victims

msmagazine.com — Not long ago, I overheard a snippet of conversation among my college students. Another professor had talked about rape in class that morning. The professor didn't talk about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses or the egregious way that universities were addressing ( or, rather, not addressing) reports of rape.

Grand Canyon on the Precipice

news.nationalgeographic.com — Amanda J. Crawford Published August 14, 2014 At the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon, well beyond the tourists who crowd along the South Rim, sagebrush desert stretches for miles, almost untouched except by wild horses or the livestock of Navajo herdsmen.

Gay Indians Wed in Unfriendly States as Battle Hits Tribe

bloomberg.com — At least four American Indian tribes have legalized same-sex marriage this year -- in some cases creating islands of marriage equality in states that otherwise ban the unions. As a growing number of states have moved to allow gay couples to wed, with Illinois and Hawaii poised to bring the number to 16 soon, so have tribes, which are sovereign governments not subject to state laws.

New York Casinos Approved as Voters Back Pay Hike, Marijuana Tax

bloomberg.com — Voters agreed to let as many as seven Las Vegas-style casinos open in New York, approved an increase to the minimum wage in New Jersey, and set a tax on the legal sale of recreational marijuana in Colorado. The statewide ballot questions were among 31 decided in six states across the U.S.

Phoenix Curbing Pensions Produces Lowest Bond Cost

munifinancetoday.com — Investors are driving Phoenix s financing costs to an eight-month low as officials move to curb a pension burden that one councilman said has Arizona s largest city on the path to insolvency, Bloomberg news reports. Voters this year raised the retirement age for public workers and their pension contributions in changes projected to save $600 million over 25 years for the sixth-largest U.S.

Phoenix Curbing Pensions Produces Lowest Bond Cost

bloomberg.com — Investors are driving Phoenix's financing costs to an eight-month low as officials move to curb a pension burden that one councilman said has Arizona 's largest city on the path to insolvency. Voters this year raised the retirement age for public workers and their pension contributions in changes projected to save $600 million over 25 years for the sixth-largest U.S.

First week of shutdown drains $1.6 billion from U.S. economy

dispatch.com — By Julie Bykowicz and Amanda J. Crawford Bloomberg News Wednesday October 9, 2013 1:12 AM Julie Jacobson | Associated Press WASHINGTON - The partial U.S. government shutdown has closed the gates to Alex Thevenin's place of business: the Grand Canyon.

Business Loses $1.6 Billion as Shutdown Drains $160 Million a Day

businessweek.com — The partial U.S. government shutdown has closed the gates to Alex Thevenin's place of business: the Grand Canyon. Her family-owned Arizona Raft Adventures in Flagstaff, Arizona, lost $80,000 last week in income from a group excursion down the Colorado River that didn't happen.
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May 15, 2015

It is still Texas! "Austin greets first majority-female city council session w/special training on dealing w/women" wpo.st/NoEH0

May 01, 2015

Baltimore prosecutor: Probable cause to file criminal charges in Gray’s death wapo.st/1JWwTCP

Apr 26, 2015

RT @hthompsn: Civil unrest--as American as baseball. This from camden yards tonight. pic.twitter.com/29l057cc0S

Apr 25, 2015

RT @Poynter: Obama’s record on availability to the media is not that bad. goo.gl/h4hJph

Apr 16, 2015

RT @GovSteveBeshear: Announced today: Kentucky’s March 2015 jobless rate of 5.1% is the state’s lowest unemployment rate in more than 13 years! #KyMomentum

Apr 14, 2015

The Columbia Report on Rolling Stone's Rape Story Is Bad for Journalism newrepublic.com/article/121475… via @tnr

Apr 12, 2015

RT @TheOnion: Ron Paul Withholding Presidential Endorsement Until Libertarian Candidate Enters Race onion.com/1DVFqrq pic.twitter.com/aSl8gpkZId

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