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Local shops bring in steady Black Friday profits

On Black Friday, the few retail stores in Siloam Springs explode with Christmas shoppers looking for the best deals. Thanksgiving weekend is terryifying for retail industry employees. Walmart repurposes holiday hires as traffic directors. Lines stretch and curve around electronics stores such as GameStop. What may be trouble for the […]

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Honduras presidential race ignites chaos

Honduras is facing political and social turmoil during a tense and complicated presidential election in which the final result of the election has yet to be released. To quell the violent protest brought on by the angered citizens, a ten day curfew was imposed on Friday, Dec. 1, which lasted […]

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Tesla stays quiet over largest blackout in U.S.

Tech billionaire and business magnate Elon Musk attempted to address power outages in South Australia and Peurto Rico. Musk made good on promises to quell the recent spate of power outages plaguing Australia due to a recent storm. Well ahead of the 100-day schedule, Musk connected his massive lithium-ion battery […]

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Save the Storks to aid NWA women

Save the Storks and Loving Choices—two non-profit, pro-life organizations—band together to lower abortion rates in America. Save the Storks parks Mobile Medical Units outside of abortion clinics, public events and university campuses to offer free sonograms, counseling, and other services to women struggling with crisis pregnancies. Four out of five […]

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Quebec restricts religious expression

Hundreds of Muslim women in the Canadian province of Quebec must now remove their veils and go uncovered as they use civilly maintained services after the controversial passage of a new bill by Quebec’s government. Oct. 18 saw the passage of Bill 62, or, by its full name, “an act […]

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Countries searching for independence

As Catalonia opened the ballots for an independence referendum, Spain’s central government in Madrid ruled the exercise as unconstitutional and sent police forces to disperse the voters and close the voting centers. Catalonia, an autonomous region within Spain, has its own language, its own culture and its own government, parliament […]

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Cubans take pride in unifying culture and history

Americans generally have quick and easy access to almost anywhere in the world. The island of Cuba lies only about 90 miles south of the Florida Keys, yet Cubans face much difficulty in entering many countries, including the United States. The strict guidelines and separation can cause Cuba to seem […]

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Community garden plants its roots

Tucked away behind the quaint white Episcopal Church on Mount Olive Street, the Community Garden in Siloam Springs keeps its gate open wide for members all around the city. With 15 raised beds, the garden provides fresh produce at no cost for anyone who is in need. “The goal of […]