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Editorial opinions from the Currents.

A Place for You

One year ago we published the first issue of the Riverwest Currents. It had 12 pages, some black and white photos, and a group of folks dedicated to the vision of a paper focused on our community. Our cover story was on the Reservoir on North Avenue. I have lost count of how many people […]

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This is the Place

A new year is a good time to take stock of what’s good and what’s bad in your life. For many people, one thing that’s good is this place we’re all in together. It’s where we live. It’s our neighborhood. So we’re devoting some space this issue to reflecting on the past year — in […]

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The Master Gift-Giver

The Internet is an amazing thing. It feels like all human knowledge can flow through your modem. Of course, there might also be a strong resemblance to your attic — you know it’s in there, but just try to find it. And like your attic, the Internet can steal hours of your time as you […]

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Of Abandonment and Anger

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” On October 10, about 150 people participated in a Town Hall meeting held in a church at 22nd and Center Streets. Many of them were residents in the area where a mob made up mostly of young teenagers […]

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Good Time to Buy

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss I am in the midst of packing boxes as I write. I may still be in the midst of packing boxes as you read. We are getting ready to leave our first residence in Riverwest and moving to our first home. It’s only seven blocks from where we live now, but […]

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