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Sarwat Husain on Benazir Bhuttonew

"Bhutto was America's puppet," the editor of Al-Ittihaad says, adding that there was no guarantee that had Bhutto won the election, she would have brought democracy to Pakistan.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  01-03-2008  |  International

Finally, a Way to Dispose of Yogurt Containersnew

A new North Carolina reuse program is encouraging schools and community groups to collect those items for fundraising.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  12-27-2007  |  Environment

Karl Rove, in Haikunew

Karl Rove at Duke U. plays defense blocking questions regarding treason
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  12-06-2007  |  Commentary

Living Green: There's Nothing Like Lead for the Holidaysnew

Holiday caveat No. 1: Those twinkling lights you're stringing on the tree or around the windows can be hazardous to your health.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  12-06-2007  |  Environment

James Hansen Won't Be Quietnew

NASA scientist calls for 10-year moratorium on coal-fired power plants.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  12-06-2007  |  Environment

An Ugly Veterans Daynew

While President Bush memorialized past and present troops last Monday, he threatened to veto a bill laden with millions of dollars for veterans job and rehabilitation programs.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  11-16-2007  |  Commentary

Gassing Animals May be Outlawed in

The use of carbon monoxide could be outlawed as a euthanasia method in animal shelters by 2012.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  11-16-2007  |  Animal Issues

I Wanna Be (Bio)degradednew

As the exceptional drought persists, some schools, businesses and homes are switching from ceramic dinnerware and glass tumblers to paper plates and plastic cups to conserve water -- if you decide to go the disposable route, go biodegradable and compostable.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  11-08-2007  |  Environment

Living Green: Dealing With Droughtnew

Before resorting to drastic measures, plunk down $10 or so and buy a low-flow aerator; installed on your faucets and showerheads, it adds air to the stream of water to keep the flow even and full.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  11-01-2007  |  Environment

Smithfield Foods Sues Unionnew

The $6 million civil racketeering suit alleges the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union has engaged in "extortionate and unlawful conduct" in its attempts to organize Smithfield's hog slaughter plant.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-25-2007  |  Business & Labor

The FCC's Media Malicenew

Chairman Kevin Martin wants to fast-track relaxing media ownership rules so that a company could own TV and radio stations -- and a newspaper -- in the same market.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-25-2007  |  Media

The Battle Against the Bio-Labnew

The battle against the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility will test the strength of Granville County residents' activism.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-11-2007  |  Science

Nomadic Alina Simone Debuts 'Placelessness'new

The Ukrainian-born singer-songwriter explores the fluid nature of geography and identity.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  09-21-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Elizabeth Dole's Bad Foreign Policynew

By voting for CAFTA, Dole ignores the link between U.S. economic policy and the throngs of immigrants crossing our southern border.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  08-23-2007  |  Commentary

No-kill Shelters Defend Practicesnew

North Carolina regulators question animal welfare at three large operations.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  08-09-2007  |  Animal Issues

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