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Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by WLRH News

Panoply returns to Big Spring Park this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 27 - 29.) The festival offers art, music, dance, and all sorts of fun for the whole family.

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Beginning April 20th, Fantasy Playhouse brings the beloved characters of Raggedy Ann and Andy to life in an adventure-filled play suitable for all

There's always a great variety of wonderful art and activity at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

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The Student Loan Report created a fake identity named "Drew Cloud," who was presented as founder, columnist and editor.

Reporters from The Chronicle of Higher Education discovered that "Drew Cloud" was made up from thin air. The "news" site was created by a student loan refinancing company.

Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the CFPB, testifies at a House hearing. Mulvaney says he doesn't need to run "a Yelp for financial services sponsored by the federal government."

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Mick Mulvaney says he may shut down public access to more than a million complaints Americans have made about financial institutions.

An illustration from the <em>Maciejowski Bible</em> (also called the <em>Morgan or Crusader Bible</em>) circa 1250, called "David Spares Saul In the Cave."

Researchers are exhuming ancient dung from toilets of yore to reconstruct snapshots of food and lifestyle in bygone centuries. The parasites that show up in privies reveal a lot about what people ate.

By some estimates, nearly half of the people confined in U.S. jails and prisons have a mental illness, notes Alisa Roth, author of <em>Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness.</em>

Alisa Roth's new book suggests U.S. jails and prisons have become warehouses for the mentally ill. They often get sicker in these facilities, Roth says, because they don't get appropriate treatment.

Port Authority Ethics Committee Chairwoman Caren Turner flashed her credentials before berating an officer after a traffic stop involving her daughter. She resigned after video of the incident surfaced.

A state official flashed her credentials and powerful connections after a traffic stop involving her daughter. She profanely told a policeman to shut up. She no longer holds the post.



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