BRIEF: Lawsuit filed against Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest

A lawsuit made public today alleges Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest filed at least 25,000 false claims with The Health Resources and Services Administration for reimbursements in excess of the amount allowed for oral contraceptive pills and at least another 25,000 for reimbursements in excess of the amount allowed for emergency contraceptive, or Plan B, pills under the federal government’s 340B drug reimbursement program.

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Alcoholics Anonymous wrestles with its spiritual roots

BEVERLY, Mass. (RNS) For Alcoholics Anonymous to continue helping addicts find freedom in sobriety, the 75-year-old organization has to reclaim its spiritual roots.
That’s the message coming from reformers who say the group has drifted from core principles and is failing addicts who can’t save themselves.

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An apology from a Christian

Let me start off my first post for Spokane Faith & Values by apologizing.

I’m a Christian. Unfortunately in this day and age, most times this name is spoken it leaves a foul taste in the mouth.

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Spokane: a community on the move

While many in the Spokane area worshipped in various religious services Sunday morning, I ran the St. Paddy’s Five. Running is more than just an athletic event, it’s a celebration of community; it’s a place to be accepted for who I am.

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