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  • Hobby Lobby and the contraception it opposed

    Hobby Lobby and the contraception it opposed
    In the recent Hobby Lobby decision addressing the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate for women's contraception, the U.S. Supreme Court raised several issues about religious freedom and the rights of corporations. What it didn't consider was whether...
  • PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk

    PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk
    Don Matheson, 84, a veteran television actor best known for his portrayal of one of the humans stranded on a mysterious planet on the science-fiction series "Land of the Giants," died June 29 in Woodland Hills. His daughter, Michele Matheson, said he...
  • Another botched execution [Editorial]

    Another botched execution  [Editorial]
    Arizona's execution this week of convicted double-murderer Joseph R. Wood III took so long that his attorneys had time to file another request for a stay and get a Supreme Court justice on the phone while it was going on. According to an Arizona...
  • Keeping Florida moving, Obama, and veterans: Letters

    Keeping Florida moving Faced with an ever-growing population, Florida's transportation agencies are working diligently to provide new mobility options to move motorists around our cities, so it should be no surprise that Florida tops a new White House...
  • Marijuana, hurricanes, Civil War: weekend topics

    Marijuana, hurricanes, Civil War: weekend topics
    In public-affairs programming this weekend, marijuana, hurricanes and the Civil War are among the topics. Here's a look at the lineup: "Central Florida Spotlight" features Greg Warmoth's recent visit to Smiths Falls, Canada, and the home of Tweed...
  • Court blocks Mississippi from closing state's last abortion clinic

    After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. The law required that all physicians associated...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King researching second Lake book

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King researching second Lake book
    You might see him in the Leesburg library. Or maybe lunching at O'Keefe's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Tavares. He haunts the courthouse, too. Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King is an unassuming figure in jeans and black boots with his little...
  • Hobby Lobby's harvest: A religious exemption for LGBT discrimination?

    Events in the real world continue to mock the assertion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that his majority opinion in the Hobby Lobby case is a "narrow" one. Alito maintained that his June 30 decision concerned only the contraceptive mandate of the...
  • Non-believers now offering invocations rather than fighting them

     Non-believers now offering invocations rather than fighting them
    For the first major shot in the invocation wars, the 344-word "prayer" Dan Courtney read Tuesday night was a gentle salvo. No defiance. No anger. No disrespect. Just a few morsels of humanistic uplift — "it is from the people that moral...
  • 818 Roundup: Hobby Lobby protests, Humane society waiving fees, Ronda Rousey's decisive win

    818 Roundup: Hobby Lobby protests, Humane society waiving fees, Ronda Rousey's decisive win
    Good morning readers. As you shake off the long weekend and get back to work, here's a few things happening around the 818:  A large protest is expected today at noon outside the new Hobby Lobby in Burbank. Protesters are expected to hand out condoms as...
  • Navy veteran sues Idaho for right to be buried someday with her wife

    Navy veteran sues Idaho for right to be buried someday with her wife
    A 74-year-old Navy veteran has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Idaho after its military cemetery, citing the state's same-sex marriage ban, refused her request to someday be buried alongside her wife. Madelynn Lee Taylor, who served from...