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Hunger in America: 1 in 7 rely on food banks

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Natalie DiBlasio Aug 20, 2014

When Mary Smallenburg, 35, of Fort Belvoir, Va., opened a package from her mother to find cereal and ramen noodles, she burst into tears. Without it, she wouldn’t be able to feed her four children.

Huckleberries: The Anti-Consumer Fruit

Photo by Patricia Bruininks

Patricia Bruininks Aug 20, 2014

Like many Northwesterners, I recently participated in the summer ritual of picking huckleberries. It is a last hurrah of the season, drawing us northward and upward, into the woods; or to a ditch on the side of the road.

Suicide rates higher among baby boomer men, study finds


Kathleen O'Brien Aug 20, 2014

Robin Williams’ suicide may not have been that surprising: Baby boomer men are 60 percent more likely to take their own life than their fathers’ generation, according to a Rutgers University sociologist.

Me and Mark Driscoll

Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll has been removed from a church planting network of more than 500 churches he helped found and lead called Acts 29. Photo courtesy of Mars Hill Church via Wikimedia

Jan Shannon Aug 20, 2014

I am sick of hearing this guy’s name — Mark Driscoll. This decade’s bad boy preacher, Driscoll manages to remain in the limelight by behaving like an abusive spouse, constantly apologizing for his behavior while continuing to act in the exact same way.

Father Knows Best: Where is it easiest for you to notice God?


Martin Elfert Aug 20, 2014

Just over 10 years ago, our eldest child, Ami, was born. To mark Ami’s birthday, I’d like to tell you the story of the day that he came to live with my wife Phoebe and me.

Pope Francis hints he might one day retire

Pope Francis waves to the crowd in St. Peter?s Square on Tuesday (March 19) at the Vatican.

Josephine McKenna Aug 19, 2014

Addressing journalists on his return from his intense five-day visit to South Korea late Monday (Aug. 18), Pope Francis bantered with reporters and lightheartedly said he may only have “two or three” years left to live.

Why the Book of Mormon is worth seeing, and why I’m disappointed with local Mormon response


Meredith Hutchison Hartley Aug 19, 2014

On Saturday, Mormons in the Spokane region were encouraged to flood social media with pictures, stories, and scriptures about our faith’s missionary work.