May 26, 2017

VATICAN CITY  — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe.

Trump, midway through a grueling…

Faith-based sober living home set to open

May 19, 2017

KENAI, Alaska — After months of work leading right up to its open house this weekend, faith-based sober living home Freedom House in Soldotna is largely complete.

The transitional home for women will be open to residents starting May 15, said Jennifer Waller, the project's leader and a former…

Fatima mystery blends visions, miracles and supernatural

May 12, 2017

VATICAN CITY  — When Pope Francis travels to the Portuguese town of Fatima this weekend, he will be lending his blessing to a religious phenomenon that has captivated Catholics for a century: It involves visions of the Virgin Mary, supernatural meteorological events and apocalyptic…

'God Pods' offer inmates another path

May 05, 2017

YAKIMA, Wash. — Nina Vickers was in the Yakima County jail in 2004 on a probation violation and other offenses.

"I couldn't pass a drug test to save my life," Vickers recalled.

But this time, she decided to get into one of the jail's faith-based housing units — "God Pods" as they're…