Tuesday, January 31

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Politics

Politics of trash | Political Eye

The search for St. Louis City’s new police chief has taken yet another series of plot twists, with one candidate withdrawing his application over the weekend, another announcing his rejection this week, and the decision being made ahead of the expected deadline of December 31. First, Columbia, South Carolina, Depu...
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Farmers Find Their Alpacas Provide as Much Entertainment as Fiber | Livestock News

NEW COLUMBIA, Pa. — Known for their luxurious fleece, alpacas are a fiber artist’s dream. Alpaca fiber is four to six times warmer than wool, as soft as cashmere, hypoallergenic and moisture-resistant. For Pam Rosado, 66, owner of Country Vale Alpacas, her herd of 12 alpacas was “meant to be.” Her alpaca venture came at a time when she and her husband, Paco, were looking for a sustainable use for their pastured land.Pam Rosado recalls the time she was selling her homemade wares at a craft show in 2015, when a woman approached her.“I was selling shawls that I crocheted, and a woman came up to me and told me that alpaca fiber was the best,” she said. ...
Out & About | Arts & Entertainment
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Out & About | Arts & Entertainment

Paintings from the “Paint Kingsport 2022!” art show have moved from the Renaissance Center to Impressions Fine Art, 246 Broad St. The show, which depicts scenes of Kingsport by local plein air artists, will be on display at its new location through Sept. 18. All paintings are painted by local artists from the Kingsport Art Guild and feature scenes painted on location in downtown Kingsport, Bays Mountain, Exchange Place and more. The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents “Local Art in the Age of the 2020 Global Pandemic,” an exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists living or working in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District during the earl...
Out & About | Arts & Entertainment
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Out & About | Arts & Entertainment

Paintings from the “Paint Kingsport 2022!” art show have moved from the Renaissance Center to Impressions Fine Art, 246 Broad St. The show, which depicts scenes of Kingsport by local plein air artists, will be on display at its new location through Sept. 18. All paintings are painted by local artists from the Kingsport Art Guild and feature scenes painted on location in downtown Kingsport, Bays Mountain, Exchange Place and more. The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents “Local Art in the Age of the 2020 Global Pandemic,” an exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists living or working in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District during the earl...
Stripped-down farm measure rolls through Missouri Legislature, heads to governor | Politics
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Stripped-down farm measure rolls through Missouri Legislature, heads to governor | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers approved a series of tax credits for the agriculture community Tuesday, but stripped the proposed law of a provision that could have benefited a major property developer.The package, which has been a priority for farm lobby groups, had been stalled in the Legislature over a piece of the overall bill that would have given investors like Columbia developer Jeffrey E. Smith $25 million in tax credits for investing in rural businesses in the state.Opponents wanted the rural tax credits out of the measure after a similar program in Georgia cost taxpayers more than $50 million.The revamped legislation now includes provisions for tax credits for wood energy, investments in meat processing, enhancements for the ethanol and biodiesel industry and...