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Domestic Violence–Breaking the Silence

IN THE July 26 ISSUE

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Local medical expert, Dr. Giatri Dave, featured weekly on the CBS Channel 47 Emmy Award-winning noon news segment, Ask the Doctor, has added another chapter to her growing journey of community health advocacy.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Last week MCC Cafe in Reedley celebrated their one year anniversary. Check out the photos from this fun event, and check out our video interview with Cafe manager Debbie Tingley to see what’s up for the future of MCC Cafe!

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by Stephen Rosy



Creating an eco-friendly landscape is essential for sustaining a balanced ecosystem. It adds to the beauty of our society and people derive various benefits from it. In fact, landscaping can have a major impact on the efficiency and sustainability of a building in the longer run. A few planted trees can cool of a building and reduce the amount of electricity being consumed for air conditioning. A few suggestions are being discussed in this article for creating an eco-friendly landscape.

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by Ian Garrett


Any sense of alarm about the future of the environment inspires many to rethink their impact on the planet. Theater artists have an opportunity to reconsider how we do what we do. And, this opportunity is not merely a question of reducing our carbon footprint, but also a chance to bolster theater as a contemporary and relevant art form.

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by Christopher Lewis



Have you ever wished for a new beginning? You started out full of ambition and hope, but nothing turned out the way you thought it would. Everything you hoped for fell apart.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As I was planning our Earth Day issue, and planning to focus again this year on ebooks, it seemed a perfect time to interview Jay Hartman. Jay is one of the founders of Untreed Reads, a company that focuses primarily on ebooks, and even in their print division uses print on demand because it is more Earth friendly.

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Sustainability Project at Fresno State

IN THE April 19 ISSUE

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by Nathan Fuentez


In the future, human beings may live on other planets, but for now humanity has only the Earth. Fresno State is doing its part to keep the planet habitable with its Sustainability Project.

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by Tom Sims


I am going to offer you three eating out options, two eating in plans, and one very global perspective today in our quest for healthy eating in the Valley.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of hearing peace advocate John Dear speak at the Reedley Peace Center. Afterwards, I was able to sit down with him for a few minutes and interview him about his efforts toward peace. Here is that very interesting interview–our Earth Day issue seemed somehow appropriate time to post this.

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Cleaning Green-Windows

IN THE April 19 ISSUE

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by Tess Mize



Hi, again! In my last post, I explained some of the reasons I like to try eco-friendly and non-toxic alternatives to conventional cleaning supplies. I also have a lot of messes to clean up, courtesy of my 18-month old lab mix named Trixie. Today’s project: windows! I know, windows are the absolute worst. I am right there with you. But they’re also one of the less subtle areas when they get dirty. Especially sliding glass doors. My grief, but do those things get dirty, dirty, dirty!

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by Gabby Rivas



Immanuel Schools’ mission is to equip students to serve God and neighbor with mind, body and soul, based on a Christ-centered foundation.
This mission statement is apparent in every way students carry themselves; in Mr. Knaak’s Senior Bible classes, students have the opportunity to serve their neighbor and community by participating in service projects during class

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by Christopher Lewis



A Christian in Nazi Germany had a lot to say to American Christians today.
Deitrich Bonhoeffer, who ended up being killed by the Nazis before World War II was over, spoke about the politics of Jesus.

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