Penney Kome

Award-winning journalist and author Penney Kome has published six non-fiction books and hundreds of periodical articles, as well as writing a national column for 12 years and a local (Calgary) column for four years. Her books include Somebody Has To Do It: Whose Work Is Housework? (McClelland & Stewart 1982); The Taking of Twenty-Eight: Women Challenge the Constitution (Women's Educational Press, 1983); and Peace: A Dream Unfolding (Sierra Club Books 1986). She was Editor of Straightgoods.com from 2004 - 2013.

Penney Kome
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Apr 9, 2019
Photo: Rachel Notley/Facebook

Rachel's problem

Penney Kome
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley doesn't back down from a fight. And her urge to stand up to bullies leads her to battle with Jason Kenney rather than promote all her own achievements.
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Mar 20, 2019
U.K. industrial hemp farm, 2007. Photo: Nabokov/Wikimedia Commons

Welcome to the hemp economy

Penney Kome
A reclaimed industry produces renewable food, shelter, clothing, and medicine, from one crop -- and we have hardly begun to explore the potential of the hemp plant's 25,000 marketable products.
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Mar 12, 2019

Making the energy transition in a decade

Penney Kome
We have 12 years to curb climate breakdown. Experts supplied the science. Now youth and the increasingly militant climate justice movement are keeping up the pressure.

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