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Published 4 hours ago
Feeding the hungry always in season
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
The Biblical passage is very simple and straightforward. There is no need to call on scriptural scholars for an interpretation or an explanation. …

Published 4 hours ago
GOP presidential race comes into focus
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Jeb Bush’s plunge into presidential waters — few politicians “actively explore” a White House run without knowing where those explorations will lead — ends some uncertainties about the 2016 campaign and creates others. …

Published 4 hours ago
Conservation a prime objective
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
ROYAL OAK, Mich. — By virtually every measure, Ron Kagan has been one of the most successful directors of the Detroit Zoo since the park opened nearly a century ago. …

Updated 20 hours ago
The festival of light, birth
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
The little baby in the makeshift crib, the young couple with no money and not much clue, the barn and the animals — you’ve got to admit, it’s an interesting view of the kingdom of God. …

12/24/2014 12:00 AM
Self-sacrifice routine for modern cop
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Second of two parts

12/23/2014 12:00 AM
The 12 Days of Christmas meal
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
What are you serving for Christmas dinner?

12/23/2014 12:00 AM
The nation grieves for 2 fine men
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
First of two parts.

12/23/2014 12:00 AM
Disease threat prompts order to destroy herd
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Faced with the potential of a deadly disease spreading to Ohio’s wild white-tailed deer herd, the owner of a hunting preserve near here has been informed that the deer at his fenced-in operation will be euthanized. …

12/22/2014 12:00 AM
A bittersweet walk down memory lane
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — During my annual visit to Peshawar, I seldom have the time or inclination to visit the neighborhood where I was born and grew up. This year, while passing through the old walled city, I decided to visit. I was unprepared for what I saw. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Community is vital but by itself not enough
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
For several months, Pastor Cedric Brock of Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church has been quietly organizing what he calls Partners Empowering Community Safety. …