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Environment Canterbury election 2016

“The mixed governance plan means a majority of ECan councillors would be elected at the local body elections in October 2016, with four elected at large in Christchurch, one elected from North Canterbury for the districts of Kaikōura, Hurunui and Waimakariri, one elected from mid-Canterbury for the Selwyn and Ashburton districts, and one from South Canterbury representing the Timaru, Mackenzie, Waimate districts and the parts of Waikati north of the Waitaki River. 81 more words

Canterbury

A Swing Set for a School in Urco, Sacred Valley, Peru

Two years ago, while visiting Cuzco and Sacred Valley, Peru, we made the acquaintance of Willow, a local guide, and his brother David, a fabricator.  While there, we constructed a swing set at a preschool in the hills above the airport at Cuzco.   71 more words

Social Justice

In Spite of Me

 Confession: Maybe I’m not supposed to say this, but sometimes I’m a bad missionary.

I get impatient when others can’t understand my way of thinking. 368 more words

Restaurant owners, workers have different view of new $15 minimum wage

By Charlotte Umanoff

How much would you pay for a pastrami sandwich?

After ceaseless efforts from labor organizations and lobbyists, many across Los Angeles view the new $15 minimum wage, passed last summer by the Los Angeles City Council, as a long-awaited victory. 412 more words

Restaurants

Elder L. Whitney Clayton: What Was He Thinking?

At the Spring 2016 BYU commencement ceremonies, Elder L. Whitney Clayton left the graduates with a strange message.  In an era when the LDS Church is experiencing difficult times, what is Clayton’s message? 134 more words

Mormonism

I felt like a lip-reader watching the communication of despair

via Synthetic Zero

“In my case, I think my exile saved my life, for it inexorably confirmed something which Americans appear to have great difficulty accepting. 35 more words

Culture