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I hate the season of New Year’s resolutions. Even if you don’t make any pledges, or proclaim that you’re above this annual practice, you can’t avoid resolution-mania. Every media outlet is saturated with reminders to get in shape...
Tags: Demographics, Overweight, Weight Loss, Body Mass Index, Weight
I turned 50 last month. As expected, I received many of the handshakes, high-fives, and other celebratory gestures befitting such a milestone. I also received a few of those special birthday cards. You know — those "humorous" cards that poke fun at...
firstname.lastname@example.orgJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court overturned the murder conviction of man who was sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of a woman on a neighboring farm in 1990. The state's high court ruled Tuesday that prosecutors withheld...
Tags: Prosecution, Abusive Behavior, Criminals, Prisons, Lawyers
For the last four years, the Orange County school district's anti-bullying policy has specifically protected boys who dress like girls or vice versa. Hardly anyone cared enough to take notice, much less make a big stink about it. And for the last...
An Annapolis company whose old-fashioned trolleys are iconic in the city's wedding scene has abandoned the nuptial industry rather than serve same-sex couples. The owner of Discover Annapolis Tours said he decided to walk away from $50,000 in annual...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The City Council’s Public Involvement Committee narrowed down a list of 48 applicants to a recommended seven members and two alternates at its meeting on Monday. The recommended slate will go to Mayor Bob Stephens for review....
The year 2013 is already shaping up to be a busy year, with several issues rooted in the past expected to come to fruition. While the year ahead will no doubt unleash its own bounty of surprises, here are some issues we can all count on happening in the...
Tags: Job Layoffs, Elections, Metal, Teachers, Budgets and Budgeting
In June, the Maryland State Advisory Committee (SAC) to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a daylong briefing in Annapolis to gather information about racial disparities in Maryland's criminal justice system. As advocates for reform, we were...
Tags: Justice and Rights, Criminals, Civil Rights, Africa, Annapolis
The owner of a trolley tour company in Annapolis, Md., has decided to close down one portion of his business — old-fashioned trolleys for wedding parties — rather than extend the service to same-sex couples. He has every right to do so, but he...
Eboo Patel is an idealist. A hopeless romantic. A dreamer. The Chicago-based founder of the Interfaith Youth Core and one of President Barack Obama's faith advisers doesn't believe people of different faiths should just all get along. They should work...
Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be...
In its never-ending effort to avoid misleading language in news coverage, The Associated Press Stylebook has decided to declare Islamophobia, homophobia and presumably other non-clinical uses of the word "phobia" to be a new taboo. What's the problem?...
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