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  • In Theory: Thoughts on Utah's SB 296

    In a move that was hailed as a "milestone," Utah Gov. Gary Herbert this month signed into law SB 296, which, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, "gives Utah its first statewide nondiscrimination protections for the gay and transgender community while safeguarding religious liberties for people of faith."
  • Reps. introduce resolution to recognize Armenian Genocide

    Reps. introduce resolution to recognize Armenian Genocide
    Together with more than 40 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has again introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on President Obama to restore Armenian-Turkish relations and seek the Republic of Turkey’s...

    In Theory: Should religious institutions that receive public money have hiring practices open to all?

    State lawmakers in Indiana are considering a bill that would allow religious institutions that receive government contracts to make hiring decisions based on religion, according to the Indianapolis Star. The bill would allow religious-affiliated...

    Spaces remain a premium at Magnolia Park

    Spaces remain a premium at Magnolia Park
    When one-hour parking signs went up last week on Magnolia Boulevard between Lima and Avon streets, where business owners have complained customers of a new cafe are "monopolizing" area parking, Edward Yacoubian said a prayer. "I say, 'Thanks, Lord!'"...

    School officials revise safety plans

    When school was in session at Walt Disney Elementary between August 2013 and June 2014, roughly 30 crimes occurred in the vicinity near the school including grand theft, battery and public intoxication. The statistics tallied by the Burbank Police...