The Editors

Mailbag

Mailbag | Letters from our readers
by The Editors
Posted 5/10/18, 10:56 am

‘Starting from zero’

April 14  May these Christians’ faith be a bright light that brings many Iraqis to Jesus. May God bind up the broken and give beauty for ashes, and may we who live in comfort not forget our brothers in their suffering. —Jenny Beth Alford on wng.org

Read more

Human Race

News
by The Editors
Posted 5/10/18, 10:40 am

Protected

The Iowa Legislature passed a bill banning the majority of abortions around 6 weeks, or the time when a fetal heartbeat is traceable. Exceptions include rape, incest, and pregnancies where the life of the mother is endangered. Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the bill, and supporters hope the law will force the U.S. Supreme Court to review the legality of abortion restrictions. Legislators in Kansas and Oklahoma, meanwhile, passed bills to protect adoption agencies that wish to place children only with heterosexual parents.


Read more

By the numbers

News
by The Editors
Posted 5/10/18, 10:27 am

500,000

The number of subscribers ESPN lost in April as the cable-cord-cutting movement continued. The number represents $48 million per year in lost revenue if the subscribers do not return.

3

The number of Americans—Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim, and Kim Hak-song—that North Korea freed on May 9. The prisoner release preceded a planned meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Read more