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Santorum is not the best Christianity has to offer

09/14/13 Last week, I attended Rick Santorum's rally in Spokane Valley as one of a few protestors, a mixed group of Occupy Spokane and local clergy standing up for liberal, pro-humanity values. This article is partially a critique of Santorum, but I'd like to use his values as a springboard to talk about what values would be better than Santorum's, …

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BRIEF: Church to host Planned Parenthood leader

09/14/13 Karl Eastlund, president of the Great Washington and North Idaho Planned Parenthood, will speak Wednesday at Bethany Presbyterian Church about justice issues surrounding women's reproductive health. The discussion, which begins at 6:45 p.m., is part of the church's monthly speaker series. The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion. Child care will be provided.

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Rick Santorum’s secret army: home-schoolers

09/14/13 Strapped for cash and paid staff, Rick Santorum has enlisted a ragtag but politically potent army to keep his campaign afloat: home-schoolers. Heading into Super Tuesday (March 6), Santorum is urging home-schoolers to organize rallies, to post favorable features on social media and to ring doorbells on his behalf. “Santorum has been very aggressive in reaching out to the …

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Romney knows realities of poverty

09/14/13 The TV in my bathroom, there so I can be entertained during the boring tasks of hair drying and makeup application, is often set to CNN, where I currently watch the soap opera-like Days of Our Republican Presidential Candidate Hopefuls.This has led me to an observation about Mormon bishops, which may be relevant to the one person who is …

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BRIEF: Romney wins WA

09/14/13 Mitt Romney has won the Washington state caucuses. It's his fourth win in a row. In a statement he said Washington voters, “…want a conservative businessman who understands the private sector and knows how to get the federal government out of the way so that the economy can once again grow vigorously.” According to the Associated Press, with more …

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Paul hopes for a win in Washington

09/14/13 Ron Paul isn't winning in the primary states, but on Friday at the Spokane Convention Centerhe said he's cautiously optimistic he'll have success here in Washington. “I've always had support here,” he said. “We've have always had enthusiastic crowds.” Supporters, both republican and democrat, nearly filled the center to hear him speak about why he should become the next …

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