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News >  Health

Dem-led House moves to join health care law case

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 11:36 a.m.

The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama’s health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party’s effort to use the issue to embarrass Republicans.
News >  Home and garden

Sleek, simple galley kitchens compete with larger, eat-in spaces

There’s a good case to be made for galley kitchens: They allow you to work without the obstruction of an island or table. They also keep the work area smaller, which means less walking from one appliance to another or to the sink. And galleys are great for smaller homes or apartments because they take up less room than an eat-in kitchen.

News >  Family

Ask Dr. Universe: Shifting plates cause earthquakes

These massive plates move very, very slowly – about one or two inches a year. But when plates slip over or under each other, collide or break away, an earthquake happens. Usually, they last just a few seconds but really big quakes can often last anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds.
News >  Family

What are your eco-friendly New Year’s resolutions?

A recent U.N. panel’s report estimates we have about 12 years to get global carbon emissions under control. Its call for “rapid and far-reaching” change seems overwhelming. Here are some realistic ideas for families, maybe marked as your eco-friendly 2019 resolutions.
News >  Religion

Pastor Walter Kendricks: Hope found in the Miracle

The Christmas season has become a commercialized event, beginning with Thanksgiving Day, finding its culmination with the ushering in of a New Year. Tucked away between these two days, obscured by the lights, the trees, and the carols, lies the birth of the eternal hope of mankind, obscured by the busyness of the world.
News >  Home and garden

Ask The Builder: A better way to vent your clothes dryer

Q. I need your advice. My clothes dryer stopped getting my clothes dry. The problem was traced to the vent line being squished behind the dryer. I was also told the flexible plastic pipe was inferior. Can you share your magic way of connecting clothes dryers to vent pipes so they’re trouble free? – Valerie S., Mesquite, Texas A. When your clothes dryer is taking longer and longer to dry clothes, it’s often a sign of a clogged vent pipe, a clogged lint filter or a lint-clogged vent flapper.
News >  Religion

Faith and Values: In the flesh, here and now

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

“One of the blunders religious people are particularly fond of making is the attempt to be more spiritual than God.” Wow, really? I think that Frederick Buechner was right when he wrote this irreverent insight in “Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC.”
News >  Family

Family’s miracle: Winning No. 1 prize at Christmas Tree Elegance

Vladislav and Svetlana Khashchuk won the Tree No. 1 package with $4,500 cash at Christmas Tree Elegance, just a month after launching a GoFundMe to help pay for diabetes treatments for two of their four children. Two sons have Type 1 diabetes, including their youngest child recently diagnosed, and the parents hope to pay for new stem cell treatments after learning about some positive results.