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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 18, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 18, 2014!

Thursday, September 18, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's extra-spicy Independent comics page: This Modern World looks at existential threats; Jen Sorenson exposes digital dipwads; The K Chronicles adds a pinch of salt; and Red Meat enjoys a delicious martini or two.

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Ask a Mexican: Is There Counseling Available for People Going Through the Naturalization Process?

Ask a Mexican: Is There Counseling Available for People Going Through the Naturalization Process?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: A very close friend of mine is supposed to become a U.S. citizen. He was brought here by his parents when he was 9 and has been illegal since then.

When the laws changed, he went through a lot of hoops, and it really didn’t look good for a long while—especially since he was already 30 b...

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The Potted Desert Garden: September Is a Vital Month for Potted-Garden Care

The Potted Desert Garden: September Is a Vital Month for Potted-Garden Care

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

After last week’s storms, temperatures in the valley have heated back up. Perhaps your potted gardens are looking shabby or tired. There are several things you can—and should—do to care for your potted gardens this month.

Here are some tips to get you deeper into the desert’s true fall season.

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 11, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 11, 2014!

Thursday, September 11, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's extra-caffeinated Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson ponders a better iPhone 6; The K Chronicles bemoans the end of two great coffee houses (with benefits!); This Modern World sends Star Trek to the present day; and Red Meat celebrates a lottery win—but there are consequences.

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Know Your Neighbors: Are Single-Party Ballots a Threat to Democracy?

Know Your Neighbors: Are Single-Party Ballots a Threat to Democracy?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014  |  Anita Rufus

We’re supposed to have multiple points of view, or parties, on the ballot—and then the candidate who gets the most votes wins. That’s what we call democracy.

But what if only those candidates who represent the majority of registered voters in a district were allowed on the ballot? Anyone representing...

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Ask a Mexican: Why Are Mexican Beers So Bland?

Ask a Mexican: Why Are Mexican Beers So Bland?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: The Mexican-American community is the most adversely affected by the influx of illegals. Only the politicians have any gain from lumping all Hispanics into the Latino category.

Are proud, hardworking Mexican Americans actually willing to continually diminish their own children’s American...

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