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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Jobless claims hit 15-year low

    Jobless claims hit 15-year low
    In a positive sign for the labor market, initial claims for jobless benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 15 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications for unemployment benefits fell 43,000 to 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24,...
  • Temple/church organize MLK Day service

    Temple/church organize MLK Day service
    Two leading Boca Raton religious institutions — Congregation B'nai Israel (CBI) and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church — organized a joint Martin Luther King Day interfaith service on Sunday, Jan. 18 at the church. Guest speaker at the...
  • Spady Museum's MLK Breakfast inspires community

    Spady Museum's MLK Breakfast inspires community
    With an energizing round of speeches, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at its 15th annual breakfast. "Be inspired to serve your community. Martin Luther King Day isn't about a day off but a day on," said...
  • Virginia Wesleyan to host Buddhism scholar

    Virginia Wesleyan College's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom will host Rita M. Gross, a religious studies scholar and advanced Buddhist practitioner, for two events this week on campus. Both programs are free and open to the public. The center...
  • Lee-Jackson ceremony not aimed at King or promoting racism

    Lee-Jackson ceremony not aimed at King or promoting racism
    In response to the recent letter to the editor ("Timing of Jackson-Lee event just coincidence?" Jan 21), it's time to play "Name That Conspiracy!" Let's hear the five top contenders and see which conspiracy theory creates the most angst and apoplexy in...
  • MLK inspires kids to write get well cards to kids at Waukegan hospital

    MLK inspires kids to write get well cards to kids at Waukegan hospital
    Children recovering from various illnesses on the pediatric floor of the Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan will soon receive brightly colored get well cards with words of encouragement. The heartfelt messages were the inspirational result of a Dr....
  • Obama's State of the Union speech was no dream

    Obama's State of the Union speech was no dream
    On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I fell asleep thinking about the State of the Union. I dreamed Obama finally got the message sent last November and he'd start working with Republicans toward getting Americans back to work in good jobs. He acknowledged...
  • South Bend councilman says city should ax Columbus Day

    South Bend councilman says city should ax Columbus Day
    A proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day is drawing more questions than support in South Bend. Common Council member Henry Davis Jr. has introduced a resolution declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day, or...
  • News this week has been a strange-go zone

    News this week has been a strange-go zone
    Improbably this week, Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, said she and her city intend to sue Fox News on the grounds that the famously opinionated cable news channel had claimed that certain areas of the City of Light were "no-go areas" for non-Muslims....
  • Family day turned to tragedy in Annapolis mansion fire

    Sunday was a fun-filled day for the Boone and Pyle families. Lexi, Katie, Charlotte and Wes Boone spent the day with their doting grandparents, Don and Sandra Pyle. They went to Medieval Times in Hanover for dinner and a show of brightly dressed...
  • Mostly sunny and nice this week

    Mostly sunny and nice this week
    Expect an overall nice week with cool mornings, mild afternoons and lots of sun. The chance of rain increases by Thursday and Friday. South Florida's Martin Luther King Jr. Day forecast: Mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the mid 70s and evening...