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  • In Theory: On crime and punishment and Sharia law

    The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, known as PAS, a political party with a strong base in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, pushed through the Sharia Criminal Code Enactment (II) 1993, which calls for hudud, or extreme corporal punishment when there is strong evidence of a crime to insure "justice and equality."
  • Animal shelter to waive its fees on June 1 for national competition

    Animal shelter to waive its fees on June 1 for national competition
    The Burbank Animal Shelter is looking to double the number of adoptions it made last summer for a chance at winning $100,000 in a national competition. On June 1, the shelter will kick off its summer adoption events by allowing people to adopt cats,...

    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. The shelter needs to...

    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...