Montanans Support Renewable Energy

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  Survey of NorthWestern Energy customers finds Montanans support renewable energy   Over four weeks in January-February 2015, Northern Plains Resource Council, a conservation and family agriculture organization, informally polled the opinions of NorthWestern Energy customers across Montana regarding on-site renewable energy generation, such as rooftop solar, small-scale wind. A total of 368 Montanans from across […]

Northern Plains Welcomes Obama Keystone XL Veto, Protection of Property Rights

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  NORTHERN PLAINS WELCOMES OBAMA KEYSTONE XL VETO, PROTECTION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS  BILLINGS, Mont. — “President Obama made the right decision for America today — especially for those of us along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route,” said Chuck Nerud, a Circle-area rancher and member of Northern Plains Resource Council, a conservation and family agriculture group based […]

Montana Citizens Ask Why NorthWestern Energy Is Afraid Of The Sun

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  Legislature tables net metering proposals as NorthWestern Energy looks to the past Montana Citizens Ask Why NorthWestern Energy Is Afraid Of The Sun   ​On Groundhog Day yesterday, Montana citizens were asking why NorthWestern Energy is so afraid of the sun. The company seems determined to hold onto the past by looking back at […]

Dark Girls

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  Dark Girls By Bill Duke Interviews by Shelia P. Moses Photographs by Barron Claiborne Hardcover, $35.00 192 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-06-233168-7 Book Review by Kam Williams   “In today’s society, dark skin has become linked to longer prison time, higher unemployment rates, low self-esteem, lower standards of beauty, and higher psychological distress. The skin […]

True Tale Recounts How CIA First Introduced Crack to the ‘Hood

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  Kill the Messenger DVD Review by Kam Williams True Tale Recounts How CIA First Introduced Crack to the ‘Hood     In August of 1996, the San Jose Mercury News published an eye-opening expose’ detailing exactly how the Central Intelligence Agency had orchestrated the importation of crack cocaine from Nicaragua as well as its […]

Grandparents Square-Off over Biracial Child in Contentious Courtroom Drama

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  Black or White Film Review by Kam Williams Grandparents Square-Off over Biracial Child in Contentious Courtroom Drama   When Elliot Anderson’s (Kevin Costner) wife Carol (Jennifer Ehle) perishes in a tragic car accident, he suddenly finds himself facing the prospect of raising his 7 year-old granddaughter Eloise (Jillian Estell) alone. After all, the couple […]

Brad Pitt Plays Tough Tank Commander in WWII Flick

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  Fury DVD Review by Kam Williams Brad Pitt Plays Tough Tank Commander in WWII Flick     It is April of 1945, and the Allies are making major inroads across the European theater. However, Adolf Hitler has responded to the attrition in the ranks of his army by exhorting women and children to take […]

Reverential Retrospective Recounts U.S. Pilots’ Role in Israel’s War of Independence

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  Above and Beyond Film Review by Kam Williams Reverential Retrospective Recounts U.S. Pilots’ Role in Israel’s War of Independence     Israel found itself losing its War of Independence in 1948 because it had no fighter planes with which to respond to air attacks on the part of its Arab adversaries. Luckily, a number […]