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Why we will no longer be a welcoming church
We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
Judge: IDOC staff must be trained on transgender issues
SPRINGFIELD — A federal judge has ordered state corrections officers to undergo training on transgender issues, stemming from a lawsuit filed by an inmate who wants to be transferred to
How to more safely stay at hotels, motels amid pandemic
There's no place like home. But with care, you can reduce the risks that come with spending a night in a hotel or motel. Half of the battle occurs before
Workers and wages: Finding qualified workforce a top challenge...
BEMIDJI—While wages are on the rise, challenges remain for Minnesota's manufacturers when it comes to hiring a qualified workforce.In its annual State of Manufacturing survey, Enterprise Minnesota found 71 percent of respondents say the inability to hire qualified candidates has made company growth...
What kind of snake is this? How to identify common snakes in Texas
April showers poured down on San Antonio and its time for locals to enjoy the May flowers, but sometimes slithering snakes can interrupt the enjoyment of the outdoors.
Voting guide for December runoff in Georgia
Nearly a month after the midterms, Georgia voters are needed back at the polls to hire a new state elections chief. A hotly contested race for the state
Early voting in Austin, 10.24.16
How locals are reacting to United Methodist Church vote on LGBT issues
United Methodists are now divided Methodists, as the church wrestles with a polarizing vote Feb. 26 over sexual orientation. A schism in the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination is feared as church members are still trying to process a vote taken by delegates at the United Methodist Church special conference in St. Louis to strengthen the church’s bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy.
'Painful for many': How Indiana United Methodist Churches are grappling with LGBT vote
Indiana pastors share their thoughts in the wake of the United Methodist Church's decision to uphold a ban on gay marriage and LGBT clergy.
Missouri Botanical Garden near top in voting for best in U.S.
'MoBot' now ranked third among 19 gardens; voting ends Monday
Why Rays' Tommy Pham went all Bo Jackson after game-ending strikeout
Pham was frustrated by ump Eric Cooper's calls, and his refusal to discuss so instead he broke his bat over a knee.
Your Definitive Voting Guide to This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Actors
Ready for the Academy Awards? Seven of these 20 actors can call themselves nominees for the first time, while one has broken her own record for most nods in history. Check out Backstage’s breakdown!
Texas's 27th Congressional District: Early voting guide to fill Blake Farenthold's seat
Early voting for Texas' 27th Congressional District special election runs through June 13- 26. Here's who wants to replace Blake Farenthold.
Answer Man: Newspaper clippings in the voting booth?
Editor’s note: A reader asks about what’s acceptable in the voting booth. Luckily, the Answer Man fielded this same question in November 2010.
Somerset town clerk shares tips on 2 weeks of early voting and handicapped access
SOMERSET – Starting Monday, the town clerk’s office will be set up for those registered to vote early for the upcoming Nov. 6 biennial state
Being among top 3 in early All-Star voting surreal for Rays Austin Meadows
Meadows is hoping he stays among top vote-getters for July 9 game; updates on Jose Alvarado, Rodney Linares, more.
How a group of small churches pushed back against Gautier — and won
Gautier’s little churches spoke out, over and over and the city responded, after five months.
Why Chip Roy voted against back pay for federal workers
WASHINGTON — Chip Roy is not sorry.In one of his first acts in Congress, the freshman GOP lawmaker from Hays County voted “no” Friday
How the Rays really won Tuesday’s game over Astros
There was some interesting inside baseball elements that factored into the late innings of Tuesday's 2-1 Rays win.* First, on Matt Duffy's double off reliever Hector Rondon to lead off the eighth.Duf