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A Word, Please: Things can get complicated at any time

If you sometimes struggle with "it's" and "its," if you don't know the past tense of the verb "to lead," if you write "could of" instead of "could've," this column isn't for you. Turn the page. Click something else. Run like the wind. I say that not out of elitism, but out of concern. Grammar is...

Mailbag

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  • Mailbag: No defense for Trump's offense

    Donald Trump's recent comment re: the 2nd Amendment, by insinuating supporters of that amendment could take things into their own hands regarding Hillary Clinton, has stepped over the line from presidential discourse into the realm of a dictatorial endorsement of violence. When coupled to his previous...

  • Commentary: Blunt criticism of the pro-pot initiative

    Something odd caught my attention recently about one of the voter initiatives we'll be voting on this fall. As Californians, we're a little inured to seeing these initiatives each election, and this year is no different. Seventeen have already qualified for the November ballot, and more could follow....

  • Mailbag: Letter sidesteps bigger issues

    This is in response to Mike Gomez' Aug. 5 letter to the editor, "Are dogs now allowed in Galleria?" First of all, as a dog lover, I'm pleased that the dog policy at the Galleria has changed, but displeased that irresponsible dog owners make it tougher for the rest of us by not cleaning up after...

  • Mailbag: A message of thanks

    To the wonderful young women who helped me after I fell in the Brand Library parking lot on Friday, July 8 at approximately 9:15 a.m.: two of you picked up my paint cart quickly and put everything back in while the others were helping me get to my feet. None of you hesitated to help and I'm so...

  • Mailbag: Owning property is a business

    Owning an apartment building is an investment just like buying stocks or bonds and it is also a business. An individual takes money he or she has earned and saved and purchases a building and land with the expressed intention of making a return on that investment. Just like the person who purchases...

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Editorials

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  • 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: Burqini bans raise questions of motive

    In Theory: Burqini bans raise questions of motive

    Sisco, a village on the French island of Corsica, became the third municipality in France to ban burqinis, a full-body Islamic swimsuit. Village mayor Ange-Pierre Vivoni's announcement follows similar bans in Cannes and Villeneuve-Loubet and was sparked by weekend fights: Locals clashed with families...

  • In Theory: Athletes thank God for the gold

    The Rio 2016 Olympics are underway, and in the lead-up to the games, several athletes have discussed the importance of their faith. Swimmer Katie Ledecky told the Washington Post how her Catholic faith is a central part of her life, and that before races, she'll say a prayer. "The Hail Mary is...

  • In Theory: School districts weigh Satanic Temple's plan

    A number of school districts across the country have indicated that the Satanic Temple's plan to open after-school clubs would be in line with their policies. This month, the Satanic Temple contacted several school districts proposing to open after-school clubs in elementary campuses that would...

  • In Theory: Clergy raise questions on race

    In front of hundreds, an interracial group of clergy held a sobering discussion at the Washington National Cathedral last month, the Washington Post reports. The discussion: the role of the white church in perpetuating racism. The Rev. Kelly Brown asked why the ‘white church’ was being singled...

  • In Theory: Should the Johnson Amendment be repealed?

    In Theory: Should the Johnson Amendment be repealed?

    The new Republican Platform calls for the repeal of the "Johnson Amendment," a tax law passed in 1954 that prohibits tax-exempt organizations, including churches, from political organizing, TIME reports. The law was pushed by then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson and other members of Congress to cut off...

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