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Spokane missionaries die in Zambia crash

On April 20 the Erickson’s wrote a blog post together about their family’s new life in Zambia.

Jay, Katrina and their two young children moved there from Spokane earlier this year to serve as missionaries after Jay was asked to serve as a pilot for Chitokoloki Mission Hospital.

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The end is near, according to Metric

“Speed the Collapse,” the latest pre-release from Metric, drums a dire apocalyptic warning to an electro-pop beat. Images such as “distant lightning, thunderclaps,” and “oceans boiled and rivers bled” are combined with a full dramatic musical effect.

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Spokane’s religion wrap-up: young Buddhists, sales, C.S. Lewis and Sikhs

Sravasti Abbey in Newport invites all you 20-somethings to explore Tibetan Buddhism from June 8-15. The course, Buddhist Community for Young Adults, includes meditation, teachings, Dharma discussions and, “a chance to work outdoors in beautiful gardens, meadows, and woodlands in northeastern Washington,” according to the abbey.

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Federal appeals court rules against gay marriage ban

Social conservatives on Thursday (May 31) reacted sharply to a federal appeals court ruling that declared the law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges are "intent on imposing their liberal, elitist views of marriage on the American people,” Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage.

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