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Where Does a Home Come From?

BY DAN BECK
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Biologist Dan Beck explores the question “Where does a home come from?” by sharing his community and family adventure in building a straw bale shop and home here in the Kittitas Valley. 

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All the Love They Need

BY RAMONA SWANN
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Ramona Swann, otherwise known as "Nona" shares the joys of foster parenting alongside the harsh realities of the many children who need foster assistance.

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Closer to Home

BY SHERRI OTT
IN ELLENSBURG

Sherri Ott's quest for finding the meaning of “home” has led her on a journey of discovery, purpose, joy, love, unimaginable challenges and reasons to live intentionally.  She thanks God for the blessings and the storms knowing that each incredible experience brings me closer to home.

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Small Town, Take 2

BY MEGAN MCCONNELL
IN ELLENSBURG

What's it like to move home to a small town after nearly 30 years away?  If the physical geography remains very nearly the same, what about the cultural geography?  Can you ever go home again?  Is it comfortingly familiar, or nauseatingly the same?

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Growing Up in Shady Acres

BY LUPE HUITRON
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Guadalupe Huitron shares what is was like growing up in a trailer park community and the strength of her father and mother to provide them all they needed growing up, love. Photo credit: Rob Fraser

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Farmer's Daughter

BY AMBER MAE CHARLETON
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Amber Mae Charleton, grew up on a farm. Raised by the wisdom of her female ancestors, she's coming back to share the reigns, with her brother.

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A House is Made of Brick and Stone...

BY CLAY ARANGO
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

An old saying on a family trivet gives Clay Arango a framework to explore the idea of home using his personal experiences as a military brat and his professional experiences as an environmental scientist and educator.  
 
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Professional Loudmouth

BY DR. LAILA ABDALLA
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

Find out what a professional loudmouth is from a World Languages professor. Was it nature or nurture that created this inspiring woman? Dr. Laila Abdallawarns, “loudmouthery” is not always good but when used to protect the principles of humanities, absolutely.  

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Mixed Girl Problems

BY DIANA CHELSIE HEATH
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

Chelsie Heath shares her story of being “half”. Half black, half white, half family, half not. Despite her real, whole, challenges of her upbringing, Chelsie embraces her “Mixed Girl” problems through a mixture of laughter and tears.

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Relentless Cheerleader

BY JEN STUART
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

This relentless cheerleader uses more than pom-poms to get you pumped up. Growing up in south Florida has prepared Jen Stuart for her life’s calling. Today she cheers regardless of background or reason, through her church and fellowship, where all are welcome. 

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Hillbilly Radical Feminist

BY GINNY NORRIS BLACKSON
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

Learn about the eight pillars of radical hillbilly feminism including Naomi Wyatt, Ashley Judd, Dolly Parton and the speaker herself. Hailed from the true Appalachia, Ginny Blackson is card carrying feminist.

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The Call of the Wild

BY DR. SOFI BLUE
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

From Ellensburg to China, Sofi Blue has followed the call of the wild, literally studying and following adorable monkeys in their natural habitats and the sounds they make to communicate.

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