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  • May 21-28, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 21


  • North Carolina
  • NBAF lambasted in Congress

    The Department of Homeland Security justified building federal disease research lab on the mainland United States based on an inaccurate study; the agency has also withheld documents related to the project from government investigators.
  • Raw milk back on the table
  • North Carolina
  • Raw milk back on the table

    Small-farm advocates, public health officials, representatives of the dairy industry and—perhaps most of all—drinkers of unprocessed milk all have their eyes on two bills expected to move through the N.C. General Assembly this session.
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  • North Carolina
  • Problems at plant prompt skepticism

    "We're concerned about groundwater contamination and well water," Hope Taylor said, adding she believes local industries aren't adequately pretreating their water before it arrives at SGWASA.


  • The Election Page
  • Blessed are the wealthy

    Despite opposition from a council member who bankrolled his campaign, publicly financed elections gain favor as a way to level the playing field for less affluent political hopefuls




  • <i>The Clean House</i>
  • On the Boards
  • The Clean House

    Even if there are facets of the production that could use a little 409, Ruhl's wonderful script—and Deep Dish's mostly sturdy production of it—are worth seeing.



  • Companion planting
  • Front Porch
  • Companion planting

    The most fun for me, besides those fresh tomato sandwiches, are the surprise, bonus plants that pop up.


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