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Read On: In peril — the process of voting

No one understands better than I do that at some point it starts to sound like sour grapes — that even though our candidate lost the election, we need to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and move forward. But I'm not there yet. The Christmas spirit will have to get in line and wait its turn....

Mailbag

  • Mailbag: V.O.I.C.E. for preservation

    Mailbag: V.O.I.C.E. for preservation

    Thank you for covering the closing of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. The closing of the golf course will definitely be a huge loss to the community. I want to bring to the readers' attention something that was not included in the article: The Los Angeles City Council, on June 25, 2013, voted unanimously...

  • Mailbag: Anti-Richmond's anti-Trump rhetoric

    Mailbag: Anti-Richmond's anti-Trump rhetoric

    Re: "An open letter to Trump voters," Ray Richmond, Nov. 18. As a public temper tantrum, Ray Richmond's column was an embarrassment to your paper and your readers. It consisted of nothing more than four columns of sarcasm, insults and lies. This is the journalism that the Glendale News-Press aspires...

  • Mailbag: Police respond to late-night call

    I would like to thank and commend the Glendale Police Department for their service to our citizens. In the early morning hours, I noticed a man attempting to enter the apartment building across the street by climbing the outside window. We have had recent criminal activity in our neighborhood,...

  • Commentary: It's time to end school bullying

    "It is my daily mission to just get through the day," or "I just don't feel like going to school, but maybe today is going to be a good day." This is a struggle for kids and teens who suffer victimization at the hands of their bullies. Unfortunately, these are not just random quotes, these were...

  • Mailbag: Motivations seem clear in Sagebrush debate

    Mailbag: Motivations seem clear in Sagebrush debate

    I attended both of the recent Sagebrush hearings. I even spoke at the second one. The vitriol, hyperbole and deceit from one side was nauseating. Two women opposing the transfer of the area from Glendale Unified to La Cañada Unified spoke at the first meeting. One compared the Sagebrush residents...

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Editorials

  • News-Press Editorial: Public should answer outreach

    News-Press Editorial: Public should answer outreach

    A general lack of confidence in elected officials at all levels of government and the tendency to get wrapped up in our own lives can result in the difference between what the people want for their communities and what they receive. For three years, beginning in 2013, the city of Glendale has made...

  • Editorial: Creative thinking needed for Rockhaven site

    Editorial: Creative thinking needed for Rockhaven site

    Historic preservationists and advocates for open spaces were heard this week by the City Council, which voted to expand its application process for bringing back to life property that was long home to the former Rockhaven Sanitarium. Now it's time for creative thinkers to take the council up on...

  • Editorial: Measure N cuts too much, too soon

    Measure N, which seeks to repeal the city's utility users tax, goes before voters on June 7 and, if passed, could negatively affect the city of Glendale in many ways. City officials have said that if the measure is approved, and the tax is repealed, it will result in a $17.5-million annual loss...

  • Editorial: Obama's silence on Armenian Genocide speaks volumes on geopolitics

    Editorial: Obama's silence on Armenian Genocide speaks volumes on geopolitics

    Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide takes place on Sunday, the 101st anniversary of the atrocities that historians tell us began on a spring night in 1915 when more than 200 Armenian intellectuals and civic leaders living in Constantinople were rounded up and imprisoned by the "Young Turks"...

  • News-Press Editorial: Have your say on new voting districts

    News-Press Editorial: Have your say on new voting districts

    A last call is being made this week for residents to weigh in on how they'd prefer Glendale Unified's voting map to be carved up for by-trustee-area election. So far, relatively few members of the general public have participated in setting up the map required as the school district pivots away...

Religion

  • In Theory: Weighing suggestions of a Muslim registry

    In Theory: Weighing suggestions of a Muslim registry

    While campaigning, President-elect Donald Trump proposed banning all Muslim immigration into the United States. Trump's rhetoric has raised the question of whether his administration would implement a Muslim registry, talks of which were further fueled after Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of...

  • In Theory: Religions meet in Amazon ad

    In Theory: Religions meet in Amazon ad

    Amazon's latest ad for its Prime service is believed to be the first television commercial in the United States to feature a Muslim cleric, writes Elizabeth Weise of USA Today. The ad, which began airing in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany this month, features an Episcopal priest and...

  • In Theory: Panelists get into the trenches

    In Theory: Panelists get into the trenches

    The saying "There are no atheists in foxholes" means to convey that in times of extreme distress or great peril — as in a foxhole — even the most ardent atheist is moved to pray to a higher power. However, according to Austin Cline, an agnosticism and atheism expert at About.com Religion, the saying...

  • In Theory: Some UK parents forgo relaying faith

    Nearly a quarter of religious parents in the UK are not passing on their faith to their children out of fear they will be alienated in school and in their social circles, according to a survey. The poll — conducted by ComRes research and commissioned by Theos, a religious and social affairs think...

  • In Theory: The Vatican opens up on cremation

    In Theory: The Vatican opens up on cremation

    The Vatican released new guidelines last month that allow Catholics to be cremated but do not permit loved ones from scattering ashes or keeping them as mementos. Cremated remains are to be stored "in a sacred place" that "prevents the faithful departed from being forgotten," the Religion News...

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