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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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Santorum is not the best Christianity has to offer

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 …

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BRIEF: Church to host Planned Parenthood leader

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 …

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Rick Santorum’s secret army: home-schoolers

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 …

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