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Church sounds off with Planned Parenthood executive

Bethany Presbyterian Church wants to talk about the heated issues impacting Spokane. That's why members launched Sounding Board last month, a monthly speaker series that creates conversations around contemporary subjects, said the Rev. Paul Rodkey. On Wednesday the group heard from Karl Eastlund, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood …

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Jewish Film Festival coming to local theater

The annual Jewish Cultural Film Festival is just a few weeks away. Movies about notable Jewish academics, entertainers and events will be featured beginning March 22 at The Magic Lantern. On March 24 at 7:30 p.m. a reception will be held to celebrate the festival's eighth year. Rabbi Tamar Malino, …

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Go toward the light

A near death experience, or NDE, is a rare occurrence but a common source of fascination. Someone who nearly dies commonly experiences: feeling at peace, separating from their body, seeing a bright light, seeing a tunnel, seeing deceased relatives, entering a heavenly domain or having life review. NDEs and Religion …

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On death and diapers

On Monday night a handful of organizers, five panelists and 40-some interested individuals gathered at Liberty Park United Methodist Church to discuss abolishing the death penalty. Shar Lichty of the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane arranged the event, involving Sarah Schmidt of Amnesty International. I participated as a …

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Fighting for Spokane jobs

Members of the Spokane Alliance are convinced the Washington State Infrastructure Jobs Bond Bill can better Spokane. The bill could potentially create 40,000 jobs around the state and could generate about $100 million in taxes over the next three years. However, some are worried the bill would negatively impact Spokane's …

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