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Police taking extra cautions at this year’s MLK parade

News Release This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in downtown Spokane will feature more safety precautions to ensure the safety of people attending the parade as well as those in nearby areas. In addition to the usual enhanced security for events in downtown Spokane, this year’s MLK Day Parade will include the following additional provisions: Citizens will see …

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Catching up with Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was president for four years, but his new book is based on a role that he's held for nearly 70 years: Sunday school teacher. “Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President,” offers advice for Christians and provides insights into his life as president, submarine officer, missionary and husband. Carter, 87, answered questions …

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Vatican launches Catholic home for U.S. Episcopalians

American Episcopalians upset with their denomination's acceptance of gay and female clergy can now convert to the Roman Catholic Church while keeping many cherished traditions in a special new U.S. diocese that was established on Sunday (Jan. 1) by Pope Benedict XVI.   The Houston-based diocese, called the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, will allow a special …

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2011: A year of taking it to the streets

By KEVIN ECKSTROM Religion News Service 2011 was supposed to be the year the world ended. Twice. But after evangelist Harold Camping’s doomsday predictions failed to materialize, all eyes are now on 2012 when, according to an ancient Mayan calendar, we need to once again prepare for the end of the world as we know it. Jesus was pretty clear: …

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Looking at immigration from a biblical perspective

Welcome back!   I hope the previous posts have helped clear some misconceptions about immigration policy in the United States.   Today we are looking at answer to some common Biblical questions about immigration.   What does the Bible say regarding the way that we think about immigration issues?   First of all, there is a strong biblical mandate to …

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