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  • As Ferguson cleans up, government's response sparks criticism

    As Ferguson cleans up, government's response sparks criticism
    The sounds of cleanup -- crinkling glass, the pounding of hammers and the buzz of a circular saw -- filled the air Tuesday morning on South Florissant Road, where windows were smashed at businesses a block from the Ferguson Police Department headquarters....
  • The turkey and stuffing that unites us all

     The turkey and stuffing that unites us all
    The smell of a roasting turkey wafting from my mother's kitchen would set me to wondering what exactly the "thanks" in Thanksgiving meant. Of course, I had heard the story of the first Thanksgiving, beginning in kindergarten. How the Pilgrims were...
  • Acknowledging climate change in GOP's best interest

    Acknowledging climate change in GOP's best interest
    November has been a good-news/bad-news month for the climate struggle. The U.S. and China just inked an historic agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but that accord is imperiled by the American electorate. We have just entrusted Congress to a...
  • In Theory: Should the Washington National Cathedral be open to different faiths?

    On a Friday afternoon earlier this month, a section of the Washington National Cathedral was reserved for the first-ever gathering of Muslims in the sanctuary, there for their weekly recitation of prayers. According to the Washington Post, the Very Rev....
  • Members of St. Louis clergy turn to prayer after grand jury's decision

    ST. LOUIS Like so many others Monday night, the congregants at West Side Baptist Church in St. Louis were glued to televisions as a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown decision was announced. One woman sobbed in her chair as she learned that...
  • Human Trafficking Author To Speak In Glastonbury

    Human Trafficking Author To Speak In Glastonbury
    GLASTONBURY — After a successful and well-attended program on human trafficking last month, the Glastonbury Martin Luther King Community Initiative has invited an expert on the subject to a December presentation. "The Berlin Turnpike: A True Story...
  • Race and policing in America

    Race and policing in America
    As the father of an African-American son, I was shocked by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. I never thought about the effect of race on policing when I was growing up. I am a white man, raised in a middle-class white suburb, with...
  • Ferguson announcement botched

    Ferguson announcement botched
    I am struck by the fact that there were demonstrations throughout the country Monday night in reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown ("Ferguson's grievance," Nov. 25). The Ferguson Police...
  • St. Louis area prays and waits as grand jury mulls Michael Brown case

    St. Louis area prays and waits as grand jury mulls Michael Brown case
    First, the pastor asked congregants to pray for the parents of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot over the summer about three miles away. They murmured yes. Then she asked the several dozen mostly black parishioners at Christ the King United Church...
  • Friday: Lights in the Parkway opens its 19th season

    Friday: Lights in the Parkway opens its 19th season
    Take a break from baking, shopping, wrapping and decorating to enjoy a relaxing drive through Allentown's Lights in the Parkway, Friday through Dec. 28 in Lehigh Parkway. The holiday tradition, in its 19th season, features more than a mile of...
  • Leaders praise Marion Barry, flawed and flamboyant Washington mayor, dead at 78

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and other political leaders on Sunday mourned Marion Barry, Washington's flamboyant and flawed former four-term mayor whose political career survived a highly publicized 1990 drug arrest after he was caught on videotape...