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A Prescribed Epidemic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every three minutes, a woman goes to the emergency room for prescription painkiller misuse or abuse. The CDC also reports that nearly 48,000 women died of prescription medication overdoses between 1999 and 2010. This is a fast growing epidemic, especially for women. Deaths among women […]

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Preventing Childhood Abduction

The recent rescue of three young girls who were kidnapped, raped and imprisoned for nearly a decade by Ariel Castro has shocked the nation and left parents fearful for their own children’s safety. You, like many other parents who are following this horrific story, may feel helpless, fearing that there is nothing that you can […]

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Go to Church, Live Longer

The quest to live longer is an old one. In two months, we will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida. Why is that relevant? This European explorer came to the area seeking the Fountain of Youth, which you can still visit in St. Augustine, Florida today. There you can see […]

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Banning Healing

On September 29, 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill banning “reparative” or “conversion” therapy for minors. The law will take effect on January 1, 2013 and states that “no mental health professional will be able to provide to anyone under the age of 18 therapy that seeks to change behaviors or […]

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Are Christians Bigots?

We are fast approaching, if not already in, a time in our nation when being a Christian will be considered synonymous with being a bigot. By Christian, I am referring here to one who decides to be a true follower of the teachings of Jesus verses a nominal Christmas and Easter church attendee. Bigotry is […]

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Do Animals Have Rights?

Animal cruelty may not be something that you notice, or that affects your daily life; that is, until commercials for the Humane Society appear on your television screen and you click to another channel due to the graphic content. Or, when you see horrific images of abuse and neglect on the internet, you may wince, […]

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Winning Against Wildfires

Colorado Springs faces hundreds of homes and millions of dollars lost to the record-breaking Waldo Canyon fire, but with a renewed spirit of togetherness By Sarah Padbury (WNS)– On Tuesday, June 26, a three-day-old wildfire on the northwestern edge of Colorado Springs screamed out of control and roared into the city, forever changing the landscape […]

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‘Pastor Rap – Back to Church Sunday’ Video Goes Viral

Video Featuring Rapping Pastors Encouraging People to Attend National Back to Church Sunday on Sept. 16 Gets More Than 43K Views. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx_P_afu_tU[/youtube] COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – “We’re going back to church. Well, all right! Check it! Back to Church Sunday. That’s what’s up. You ain’t ever seen a church like this. Yep! We’ve got lights, […]

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“A Sigh of Relief”

Judge rules that New York churches can continue to meet in public school facilities By Tiffany Owens (WNS)–A 17-year battle over the right for New York City churches to rent and use public school buildings for weekend worship services appears to have come to a close. On June 29, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska issued […]

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10 Growing Job Markets

Today’s job market can be brutal.  Whether you are a high school student strategizing which educational track to take or an adult seeking a career change, there are career paths out there with a promising future.  In fact, several jobs—particularly in the health care and technology industries—are expected to grow steadily through the year 2020.  […]

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