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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 29, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 29, 2015!

Thursday, January 29, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's revealing Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson borrows some useful tips from Sen. Joni Ernst; The K Chronicles looks at the rights of a police officer who shoots a black man; This Modern World checks in with the Right Wing Science Dude; and Red Meat has a chat with God.

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Know Your Neighbors: It's Time to Talk Openly About Abortion

Know Your Neighbors: It's Time to Talk Openly About Abortion

Wednesday, January 28, 2015  |  Anita Rufus

Those who have been in the desert less than 15 years or so don’t remember when the anniversary of Roe v. Wade prompted anti-abortion and pro-choice counter-demonstrations along a major intersection in Palm Desert every year. Or the 1992 Desert Lights for Choice candlelight vigil along Palm Canyon Driv...

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Ask a Mexican: Why Does the Mexican Government Fight Adoptions by Americans?

Ask a Mexican: Why Does the Mexican Government Fight Adoptions by Americans?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: My wife and I chose to adopt children instead of having our own. We were living in Costa Mesa at the time, so we put down white or Latino as a preference, but were open to any ethnicity. We ended up adopting six—all Latino. It wasn’t until after we brought home a 7-year-old boy (now 15...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Dealing With Large Patio Expanses

The Potted Desert Garden: Dealing With Large Patio Expanses

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  |  Marylee Pangman

Do you tend to spread yourself too thin? Maybe your patio hardscapes are suffering from the same problem.

We often make large outdoor party areas at our desert homes to enjoy during the non-scorching months. If we want to soften the look with plants, we are restricted to using pots. We know container...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 22, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Jan. 22, 2015!

Thursday, January 22, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's reflective Independent comics page: The K Chronicles wonders what hell looks like; This Modern World looks at the Charlie Hebdo backlash against cartoonists; Jen Sorenson ponders the race and the Charlie Hebdo aftermath; and Red Meat gets into some new livestock feed.

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Community Voices: The Menstruation Sensation Workshop Will Address the Stigma of Periods

Community Voices: The Menstruation Sensation Workshop Will Address the Stigma of Periods

Thursday, January 22, 2015  |  Jazmin Martinez

There is a stigma that often comes from women talking about menstruation publicly. And the shame happens in many ways.

Last year, the online publication Jezebel published an article titled called “ What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned .” It profiled the life of a 16-year-old...

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