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Commentary

City buildings and churches

“A worship service is an act of organized religion that consecrates the place in which it is performed, making it a church” – Judge Pierre Leval I disagree with this judge's ruling and statement. As pastor of a church that currently meets in a city building, the East Central Community …

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Obama to exempt religious groups from contraception mandate

Facing growing backlash from religious groups over the administration's birth control insurance plan, President Obama on Friday will unveil a new arrangement whereby insurers at religiously affiliated institutions — such as Catholic hospitals and universities — will not have to provide contraception coverage. The new approach effectively removes faith-based organizations …

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Five reasons why Obama is losing the contraception fight

The White House has surprised observers and disappointed some liberal allies by signaling that it is willing to compromise and provide a broader religious exemption in its controversial regulations requiring all employers to provide free contraception coverage. Given that birth control use is almost universal — even among Catholics — …

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Speaker to discuss future of grizzly bears

Grizzly bear expert Jeff Gailus will be the guest lecturer on Feb. 22 for the Environmental Studies Speaker Series at Gonzaga University. The Canadian conservation author will read from his book “The Grizzly Manifesto” and discuss the future of the animals in the United States and Canada. “If you care …

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