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Editorial: Religious liberty bill would create messEditorial: Religious liberty bill would create mess"First Amendment Defense Act" would discriminate against gays — and others
Gov. candidate Dixon fields questions about abuse, his sexual ‘confusion’Gov. candidate Dixon fields questions about abuse, his sexual ‘confusion’Dixon offers some insight on past, leaves other questions unanswered
- Policy and Politics
Bernie Sanders rallies draw crowds in TallahasseeBernie Sanders rallies draw crowds in TallahasseeTwo rallies in Tallahassee for the Democratic presidential candidate coincided with 3,500 others across the nation.
- Finney's Metro Voice
Marriage equality book provokes variety of thoughtsMarriage equality book provokes variety of thoughtsCulture is changing fast and sometimes it's hard to keep up
State sentencing guidelines ruled unconstitutionalState sentencing guidelines ruled unconstitutionalThe state Supreme Court says sentencing guidelines are advisory, rather than mandatory
Michigan constitution overdue for maintenanceMichigan constitution overdue for maintenanceNew report calls deleting or replacing wrong, obsolete or inoperative information from the state constitution.
Letters to the editor, July 31: Rep. Rick WomickLetters to the editor, July 31: Rep. Rick WomickReaders sound off on Tennessee lawmaker Rick Womick's call to clerks to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
Court strikes down part of state’s sentencing lawCourt strikes down part of state’s sentencing lawSupreme Court’s decision gives judges in some cases more discretion in imposing prison sentences on criminal defendants
Court will not hear suit about razing vacant homesCourt will not hear suit about razing vacant homesMarilyn and Leon Bonner’s attorney calls decision ‘ridiculous’
UUFNN gives free space, officiant for same-sex weddingsUUFNN gives free space, officiant for same-sex weddingsUnitarian Universalists will officiate services Aug. 13-15 at South Reno fellowship.
Sometimes Oshkosh local becomes U.S. nationalSometimes Oshkosh local becomes U.S. nationalHave you ever felt at times your town is distant from national and international issues
- Oakland County
Builder sues Oakland Township over elder housing denialBuilder sues Oakland Township over elder housing denialMoceri/DM Investments cites recent U.S. Supreme Court case that says unintentional discrimination is illegal
Marriage ruling unique and wonderfulMarriage ruling unique and wonderfulWhen I heard about the ruling, my thought was “Free at last. Free at last.”
- Letters to the Editor
Tuesday lettersTuesday lettersMessage of tolerance an important one;
- Letters to the Editor
EPA prohibited from considering costEPA prohibited from considering costThe Clean Air Act clearly prohibits EPA from considering attainment costs when establishing the level of the standards.
- LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Womick tells county clerks to bar gay-marriage licensesWomick tells county clerks to bar gay-marriage licensesRutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell adheres to court ruling on gay marriage.
- Real Estate
Samir Cabrera can get real estate license backSamir Cabrera can get real estate license backSamir Cabrera, convicted of fraud but later exonerated, can get real estate license back
Teen fights diabetes in D.C. and tours SCOTUSTeen fights diabetes in D.C. and tours SCOTUSA Valley girl spent time in D.C. to advocate for diabetes research.
- Guest Editorials
25 years and so far yet to go25 years and so far yet to goWe have retreated from the promise of a “life in the community” for Iowans with disabilities
Letter: State needs updated laws on campaign financeLetter: State needs updated laws on campaign financeMillions of secret dollars have poured into recent elections from “dark money” groups...
Promoting a more inclusive workplacePromoting a more inclusive workplaceExpanded program tackles high unemployment among developmentally disabled adults.
Battle Creek Pride’s Mitzi Harrison diesBattle Creek Pride’s Mitzi Harrison diesThe 45-year-old was known for advocating for women’s, LGBT issues
- EJ Montini
Victory is when NFL's 'female coach' is just 'coach'Victory is when NFL's 'female coach' is just 'coach'EJ Montini: Most professions aren't preceded by the word "female" anymore. At some point, neither will the word "coach."
State rep. asks county clerks to ignore SCOTUS ruling on gay marriageState rep. asks county clerks to ignore SCOTUS ruling on gay marriageA Tennessee lawmaker has sent a letter to all 95 county clerks in Tennessee urging them to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Mormons hint they may bolt Boy ScoutsMormons hint they may bolt Boy ScoutsConservative religious groups up in arms over decision to allow gay adult leaders, while some advocates say move doesn't go far enough
Lawyer: School that blocked gay speech didn’t discriminateLawyer: School that blocked gay speech didn’t discriminateSchool valedictorian Evan Young, 18, was blocked this spring from giving a graduation speech in which he planned to out himself as gay.
Pastor to LGBT community: Christians must 'come out'Pastor to LGBT community: Christians must 'come out'We believe that marriage is exclusively heterosexual and that there is more to marriage than being with whom you love.