written by Jane Edwards
Ask 2 Answer: “The Repubs keep calling Social Security and Medicare entitlement programs and they are not – we paid and pay for them…” Here is my take: Republicans and Libertarians have turned the word “Entitlements” into what is called a “snarl word” – a politically-charged word delivered in a demeaning, sneering tone. I get it – words matter… like “Enhanced Interrogation” vs. “Torture.” But, seriously, in the grand scheme of things, what does it matter what Republicans do with the lexicon? If it makes you feel better, refer to the programs as “federal retirement benefits.” Try not to get worked up with what the less imaginative call them.
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Now more than ever, we need to empower the next generation of women as agents of change. That’s why we’re closing out Women’s History Month by celebrating the women, past and present, who’ve paved the way. From women in science to women in public office, we’re sharing their advice and drawing inspiration to work towards a more just and equitable society for all.
In October 2016, Planned Parenthood turned 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits. Learn more about how 100 years of care, education, and activism have changed everything.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented by MountainTrue and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 4. This year’s festival returns to the beautiful grounds of Sierra Nevada’s Mills River Brewery under the open sky of their outdoor amphitheater. Last year we sold out nearly two weeks before the festival. Get your tickets now and don’t miss the year’s best short-form nature, wilderness and outdoor adventure films. Get your tickets today.
The Asheville City Market is moving to a new location this season: North Market Street! The freshest, best-tasting food in the area will now take over two blocks of downtown Asheville every Saturday morning. You’ll still find your favorite vendors of farm-fresh produce, meat, dairy, and local artisan products, as well as brand-new offerings in the expanded market.
Asheville City Market South remains at its location in the center of Biltmore Park Town Square and will be open every Wednesday afternoon for your
mid-week shopping needs. Click for more information
By (@OSTADJAAN), Columnist
Martin Luther King once told us that when the night is darkest is when we can see the stars most clearly.
This month’s theme is EASTER EGG HUNT!
If you would like to bring a special treat to share with the wolfdogs you can do so by bringing EGGS! Raw or hard boiled are both just fine. We ask that you please do not color or dye them in any way for the safety of our animals.
Gates open at 3:00 p.m.
Farm tour begins 3:15 p.m.
4th Annual Grief Camp A FREE two day, overnight camp to help children express their grief in a fun and safe environment.
NC women call for equal rights following Nevada’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Women’s equal rights advocates call on the leaders of both chambers to take action on current ERA bills sitting in Committees on Rules. (Raleigh, NC) March 22, 2017 – Members from various organizations supporting equal rights for women in North Carolina will be in the gallery of the legislative House Chamber at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27, when Representative Carla Cunningham will recognize the work of all women and men to secure equal rights and congratulate the ten counties and municipalities that have passed an ERA resolution. Adoptions of ERA resolutions are rolling across the state since record-setting numbers of women’s rights advocates participated in the historic Women’s March in DC in January of this year.
There is nothing in the Constitution of the United States that protects U.S. women from discrimination. Ironically, we have insisted that other countries, such as Afghanistan, include such a provision! Equal Means Equal
written by Jane Edwards
The Freedom Caucus, led by our own Representative (R) Mark Meadows, is against the American Health Care Act (AHCA) because the bill does not deliver on the group’s promise of fully repealing “Obamacare” (ACA). Specifically, the Freedom Caucus wants to strip the ACA’s coverage for Essential Benefits, which are listed as (See Healthcare.gov):
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café Presents Award-Winning Environmental Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal and Her New Book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction
Asheville, NC. — Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café presents Mary Ellen Hannibal, award-winning environmental journalist, author, and thought leader, on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Hannibal will discuss her new book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction. Joining her in conversation will be Mallory D. McDuff, Professor, Environmental Studies/Outdoor Leadership, at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC.
” To ‘hoist with one’s own petard’ is to be injured by the device that you intended to use to injure others. It is also to be harmed or disadvantaged by an action of one’s own which was meant to harm someone else. (From a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.)
by Teri Vlassopoulos in Catapult Magazine
I was happy raising my kid, living my life without worrying about writing.
We’re two years into my daughter’s life and we still don’t quite have a bedtime routine. It skips around depending on so many variables, and while she’s a good sleeper once she’s actually asleep, getting there is more of a process than a routine. Often by the time she’s out, I am too, having drifted off in the dark along with her.
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Written by Jane Edwards
What happened: When NC Gov. Roy Cooper took over the governor’s office on Jan. 1, he declared his intent to move ahead with Medicaid expansion as a first big policy initiative for NC. Obama was still in office, so Federal health officials promised to give the state’s expansion request a speedy review – mindful of Trump’s and the Republican-controlled Congress eagerness to pull the plug on Obama’s entire approach to health care reform in which a larger role for Medicaid is a key component.
Announcing Asheville Area’s New Co-working Space for Creativity, Collective Impact, and Community Gatherings!
The Purpose Collective invites all local entrepreneurs, artists, designers, coaches, consultants, freelancers, small business owners, and others that work remotely, to check out our new welcoming, light-filled, and affordable co-working space in Woodfin. Do you find yourself needing more inspiration, connection with like minded people, or a more focused work environment?
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