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HEAD of the ANU’s Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion Laboratory Christine Charles reckons the cost of fuel could be among the reasons humans haven’t been back to the moon in 50 years. But she’s working on some alternatives, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.
AS a community, can we let Palliative Care ACT’s therapeutic Life Stories program fail for the lack of funding? The modest program, which helps people who are at the end of their lives tell their stories, runs out of cash at month's end. There must be a sponsor or two out there.
AND the outlook for summer? Expect to see above-average rainfall and severe thunderstorms in the ACT over the next few months, the Bureau of Meteorology tells reporter DANIELLE NOHRA.

CIVIC’S vacant shopfronts are set to come alive next month with a series of music, theatre and visual art exhibitions when the Centenary of Canberra launches a surprise festival for the city’s 98th birthday. Landlords have agreed to events happening in unused shopfronts and in the lanes and courtyard...
IT’S Queanbeyan's turn for a big birthday celebration and on the weekend will be kicking up its heels to mark the 175th anniversary. From a township of 40 souls in 1838 to the thriving city of today, it’s a good story to tell and STEPHEN EASTON does it on Page 8.

Digital edition February 21

An edition of unexpectedness: reviewer WENDY JOHNSON breakfasts at a new restaurant with odd opening hours – 9pm to 9am. And KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK visits an open garden in Fadden where even weeds are tolerated!
"A PERVERSE outcome of the ACT government’s fixation with high-rise development and its rush to densify Canberra will almost certainly be that the city's ultimate population will be much higher than ever envisaged," writes JON STANHOPE on Page 15.
NICHOLE OVERALL looks at the long journey for women to represent the federal electorate of Eden-Monaro. Now, after 119 years since the seat was created, their moment has finally arrived.

Digital edition 18 December

“A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year Let's hope it's a good one Without any fear.”
The full lyrics of John Lennon’s “Merry Christmas (War is Over)” were never more relevant to the world we find outselves in. Best wishes from all at “CityNews”, we look forward to serving our city again next year.
Ian Meikle, editor
THREE towering articles by three of Canberra's best columnists – JON STANHOPE, MICHAEL MOORE and PAUL COSTIGAN – again challenge the city's political and planning agenda.
The shelves at Canberra's largest emergency food charity are almost bare. St John’s Care at Reid is calling for urgent help to keep up with an increasing number of people in need. Story, Page 6.

Digital edition December 19

ARTIST Annette Boyd lives her life in knots. She teaches macrame, which appears to be enjoying a resurgence. “The simple act of knot tying calms you, it grounds you, it makes you forget everything," she says.
"I JUST want the Barr government gone. All Alistair Coe needs to do to be an effective leader is to listen… and not yield to the grubby, greedy developers systematically stripping away our precious bushland replacing it with concrete and sardine-tin residential development." Letter writer BEC HENSON, of Hughes, pulls no punches.

Kevin Rudd is on the comeback trail. Less than a year after his ignominious dumping, he is doing all within his power – short of an open breach with Prime Minister Julia Gillard – to recapture the Lodge. Says who? Says columnist ROBERT MACKLIN, Rudd’s official...
"I’m even more opinionated than I used to be, if that's conceivable, because in my 60s I really don’t care what anybody thinks". Irascible as ever, JOHN SCHUMANN calls out ageism in rock 'n' roll.
"It seems that ACT Labor has a view on how democracy works that no longer aligns with the view of residents." Another cracking Canberra Matters column from PAUL COSTIGAN.
OUR world is upside down from the threat of coronavirus. This week we cut through the noise and sharply focus on news and views from trusted writers such as MICHAEL MOORE, MICHELLE GRATTAN and DANIELLE NOHRA.
"THE shrubs in our garden look better and more floriferous than they have for several years," says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT, grateful for the recent rain. "And, yes, equally so, the weeds have taken a liking to this weather."

THIS week we look at the disgrace that is the sickening dumping of garbage, dead animals and human waste in and around Canberra’s charity bins. What kind of people burden local charities and their workers with this disgusting, uncharitable activity? Elsewhere, local banking icon Brian Acworth has announced his...
FOR this is an edition of inspiration; KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK’s cover story of how Irene Elliott is confronting her MS, STEPHEN EASTON looks at Lawrence McIntosh’s dream of a shared solar-powered future and LAURA EDWARDS talks to orphanage founder Geraldine Cox.

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