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Editorial: Priest versus church: case should be tried, public deserves answers

By the time a nasty quarrel reaches the Florida Supreme Court, it's usually about more than just the people involved. If it doesn't have a broader implication for the public or for the law, the court is not likely to want to hear it. But if there is a significant public policy question, the court serves the people best when it interprets its jurisdiction liberally and agrees to take the case.

Families

Parents @ Play: All washed up

Summer's here, and it's time to head outside. And while you're there, why not get wet? Really, really wet. Here are our current water-themed faves for the whole family.

Families

Living with Children: In the family dynamics, it's all about the parents

A column of mine that originally appeared in January of 2017 has been circulating on the internet ever since, accumulating over a million hits to date. In a nutshell, its message is simply that parents, not children, are the most important people in a family and the husband-wife relationship should greatly "trump" that between either parent and the kids. In other words, mom and dad are secondary roles. Spouse should rule, in both directions.

Families

Ex-etiquette: Mistaken identity

Q: My bonusdaughter and I were out shopping recently and a woman standing in line with us mistook me for her mother. This happens quite a lot and I'm never sure what to say. Should I correct them? What's good ex-etiquette?

Families

Fun ways to enjoy the World Cup as a family

Every American kid knows about the Super Bowl and the World Series. But the World Cup may be less familiar – unless you play the so-called "beautiful game," or your family has roots in a soccer-obsessed country such as Brazil. The international tournament is becoming more popular in the United States, though it's been a cherished event for families around the globe since the 1930s. Governed by the Federation Internationale de Football Association(FIFA), the World Cup takes place every four years with 32 countries competing during one very intense month of the summer. This year, the games are being played in various cities throughout Russia, including Sochi, which hosted the 2014 Olympics.

Families

Game review: 'Detroit: Become Human,' create your own destiny in brilliant sci-fi tale of morality

Parents need to know that "Detroit: Become Human" is an interactive sci-fi adventure for the PlayStation 4. The game is set in a near future in which artificially intelligent androids are created and sold as pseudo-appliances to fill certain roles in society. There are some heavy themes, including domestic violence, the struggle for equality, social disorder, drug use, and more. Over the course of the story, players will see/experience a fair amount of realistic violence: People are shot, stabbed, beaten, and otherwise injured. There's also sexually suggestive content, partially nude androids, and discussion of androids as sexual partners. Profanity-laced dialogue includes frequent use of "f--k" and "s--t," and frequent drug use and drinking are shown as the stories unfold.

Artist Point marks the change of seasons in Whatcom County, Washington

The parking lot at Artist Point in Whatcom County, Washington, offers mountain views and is the trailhead for Mt. Baker Wilderness hiking.