New dorm to phase out Kirwan, Blanding lowrises

UK’s Board of Trustees approved the next phase of the university’s student housing makeover on Friday.


Gableman hopes to reel Rindfleisch (and Scott Walker’s secrets) back to Wisconsin

Dear Readers: We have some John Doe II news to talk about. I’m not absolutely positive what’s up – but I have some strong suspicions, which I will go into. Whatever’s going down, the timing of this could not be more threatening to Scott Walker’s impending presidential campaign. First you need to know that the more »

Good News About Urban Self-Reliance

It’s not even going to require neon grow-lights. Urban areas can grow MUCH much more food for their populations than had been previously thought. From Local Food Is Still a Niche. Can It Grow Beyond That? by Ezra David Romero for NPR:

“If you drew a 100-mile circle around each city in the U.S. and then you looked at the capacity of the existing farmland, you’d find that 90 percent of the people could be fed within those circles,” says Elliott Campbell, an associate professor of environmental engineering at U.C. Merced who co-authored the study.

Check out the map included in this story about the study (abstract available) to see what percentage of your food can be produced locally, according to estimates by its authors.

Not everyone agrees. Not even close. But if these researchers are even 30 percent right, how wonderful for our health and our local and urban regional food economies.

Walker lie number 1,000,001: Act 10 improved Wisconsin’s ACT score

When your governor is this level of smarmy slimeball, it actually gets boring to say, “He lied”. Even when he’s not outright lying he’s applying a dizzying amount of spin. I need something that works like an automatically updating site injury sign at the blog. Today’s update would read, “Scott Walker has proudly gone 1,630 more »