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Yes to these? Then no to USA

About the Syrian refugees: I am less concerned about terrorists hiding among them as I want to be reassured that they fit in with the American way of religious tolerance, as in freedom of religion and freedom from religion. I would ask a potential immigrant the following: Do you agree that apostasy and/or blasphemy should […]

Don’t destroy our nation’s values

In truth, people of all nations face crucial threats to their lives, by developments of the past several decades. I believe if the terrorists’ crusades to destroy life in developed (read “civilized”) populations continue as in recent years, we face a life of barbaric magnitude of Stone Age society within an electronic-era technological world, literally capable […]

Seniors say, ‘Thanks, Target!’

The senior residents of Eleanor Roosevelt Circle would like to thank Target of Davis for their generous donation presented to ERC on Nov. 20. This generous gift will help purchase a television for our senior residents to enjoy. At Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, we have a community room where our seniors exercise and watch movies. Our […]

Prostate-cancer screening down after new guidance

CHICAGO (AP) — Far fewer U.S. men are being diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer and getting blood tests to detect the disease since an influential government-appointed panel recommended against routine screening of all men, an American Cancer Society study found. A big question remains: Did that shift have any effect on death rates from prostate […]

Spread thin over the holidays

By Amy Tucci From finding the perfect gifts to assembling bikes at midnight, the holiday season can be particularly stressful for parents with children of all ages. For parents caring for both children and their aging parents, the holidays can be downright overwhelming. So many people today face this added responsibility that they have been […]

Mayor’s Corner: Think of the neediest this holiday season

Happy holidays! Although some enterprises have been in holiday mode for a while, the holiday season officially arrives in our community this week with two annual traditions: * The Children’s Candlelight Parade and Tree-Lighting: Whether you want to walk with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the parade, which begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, […]

Pray for Mother Earth, and global leaders’ wisdom

Join us What: Interfaith prayer vigil in advance of Paris climate talks When: 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 Where: Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 1701 Russell Blvd. On Nov. 29, the eve of the Paris climate talks, our prayers will join those of other citizens of the world in support of the actions of our […]

Family needs help with this

Dear Annie: My 12-year-old daughter confessed to me this evening that she believes she is bisexual. She was quite upset about a comment made by another girl today. I immediately comforted her and explained that I love her, no holds barred. She will always be my baby. I know your column has recommended some websites […]

Don’t put ‘fairness’ over family

Dear Readers: Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! We hope you are fortunate enough to be spending the holiday with family and friends, and that you will remember those who are alone and would love to be included with your family. Our special thanks to those readers who are spending the day volunteering at shelters […]

We seek an inclusive society

Over the course of recent weeks, more than 30 governors across the country came out opposing accepting Syrian and Iraqi refugees into their states. Also during this time, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill opposing President Obama’s plan allowing these refugees. While we recognize the responsibility of our leaders to ensure […]

It’s a humanitarian issue

I am the granddaughter of Jewish immigrants who fled persecution only to find significant discrimination in the United States. No matter, they were grateful and proud to be here. Not all of my relatives fared so well because they could not escape; they had no place of refuge. They died in concentration camps or forests […]

Unstable biofuels policy threatens scientific, economic progress

By Debbie Yaver On Monday, Nov. 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is due to issue the final rule on the amount of renewable biofuels that will be blended into the nation’s fuel supply. The initial proposal — issued back in May — was a step backwards for the environment, for the economy and for science. Biofuels blending […]

Keep pets of the homeless toasty this winter

By Eileen M. Samitz Imagine that your stable life was suddenly changed due to a job loss or illness in the family, devastating your finances. The government system provides some services for people experiencing hard times. But there is no real system to help the beloved family pets who are greatly affected when people lose their […]

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