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Bogus ‘Edutainment’ May Be Coming to a Classroom Near You

If you’re a parent or student in America this fall, watch out: “edutainment” could be coming to your school. What’s “edutainment”?

A Wake Up Call on Poverty

The Census Bureau released new poverty data showing a stunning reversal in economic security over the course of last year, providing a wake up call to America's poverty.

Ask a Catholic: Are Sacraments Necessary to Get to Heaven?

The sacraments are given to us as ways to nourish, in various ways, an active love for God and neighbor. They are means to an end, not ends in themselves. 

Spokane YouTuber Shares Her Faith Through Video Series

Faith has always been an important part of Elaine Snider’s life, to the point where she took theology classes and considered becoming a chaplain. More recently that faith has been expressed through her YouTube channel, "The Whimsical Byzantine," and video reenactments centered on the Nicene Creed.

Brief: Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival Celebrates 19 Years This Weekend

The 19th annual Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival has arrived and will take place Jan. 28-30 in person at the Jepson Center. The festival will also take place online Jan. 28-Feb. 5.

I Am Glad the Respect for Marriage Act Will Be Law

Thanks to a bipartisan vote that is soon to be signed into law by President Biden, my 40-year marriage will be safe in all states. No, I am not LGBT. I am a heterosexual Cherokee woman who happens to be married to a white man. And by white, I mean 100 percent Irish Welsh. The Respect for Marriage Act protects same sex marriage. It also, finally, protects interracial marriages.

When democracy is a one-way freeway

I imagine democracy as a one-way freeway headed for the future. The vehicles on that freeway carry inspired concepts such as, freedom of many kinds, inclusion of all persons, equality and justice for all persons, citizenship, civility and mutual respect, consent of the governed, voting rights for all citizens, minority rights and personal and social responsibility.

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