June 1, 2016 08:00
It’s a question I keep coming back to in regards to a variety of issues, from the presidential primaries for the two major political parties to the recent shameful actions of the Greensboro City Council, with a nod to the hayseeds running things down in Raleigh....
May 25, 2016 08:29
Fluoride is a neurotoxin and hormone disruptor. Fluoridated water is associated with hip fractures (by making the bones brittle), joint problems, lower IQ, ADHD and low thyroid. Folks, this is nasty stuff. The HFS we use to fluoridate our water is a toxic byproduct of fertilizer production; it’s costly for the manufacturer to dispose of properly....
May 18, 2016 08:03
To my knowledge the bathroom bill passed by our Republican overlords does not personally affect me. To the degree that my state has become a global laughing stock as our legislators swirl around the drainpipe, yes, in that regard I have been affected....
May 11, 2016 12:04
At a Monday afternoon work session, the Greensboro city council passed a resolution that will allow limited release of video captured by the body-worn camera of former police officer Tim Bloch as he fatally shot Chieu Di Thi Vo in March of 2014....
May 4, 2016 07:52
Under the desert sun, I joined “Veterans for Peace,” “CODEPINK” and “Voices for Creative Nonviolence” for their second national protest against killer drone operations everywhere. While the protest lasted a week, I was only there from March 30 to April 2....
April 27, 2016 07:33
The perceived need for a unifying organization to increase overall effectiveness was part of the impetus for a meeting in the fall of 2013. That meeting brought together dozens of interested community members to address issues around food supply in Guilford County. Out of this a Task Force was created to establish a Local Food Council....
April 20, 2016 08:10
Jim Budd sits in a high back chair surrounded by the soft afternoon sunlight pouring through large glass windows on the second floor office space of The Worx on Barnhardt Street in Downtown Greensboro. A local artisan craft fair is wrapping up downstairs....
April 13, 2016 07:37
It’s good to see people passionate about civic matters. It sure beats apathy. But when it comes to HB2, the bill that, among other things, requires transgender people to use bathrooms in government facilities that align with the gender on their birth certificates, there is a lot of rhetoric that goes beyond zeal and reaches to unmitigated bigotry....

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