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  • Burbank Animal Shelter makes headway towards adoption goal, grant money

    Nearly 250 dogs and cats were adopted from the Burbank Animal Shelter in June, putting the shelter on track to qualify for a piece of more than half a million dollars in grants being distributed as part of a national competition.
  • In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?

    In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?
    In a controversial decision June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the religious rights of the closely held for-profit Hobby Lobby crafts chain, whose owners objected to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptives mandate. (The court did not apply those...

    Letter: Argument follows its own certain logic

    I have followed the Hobby Lobby story with a great deal of interest. As a man, I have four things to say about the abortion debate: 1) Making abortion illegal again would not stop abortion. It would only force rich women back to Switzerland and poor...

    Letter: IUDs, etc., do not end a pregnancy

    In his column Dan Evans does an excellent job of pointing out, among other things, the hypocrisy of Hobby Lobby in providing a 401(k) retirement plan that invests in companies that make IUDs and produce the so-called morning-after pill. He also includes a...

    In Theory: Religion and hiring discrimination

    A recent study on religious affiliation and hiring discrimination in the American South, published in the journal Social Currents and reported by the Washington Post, showed that while Southern employers are likely to prefer applicants who make no overt...