<img src="http://image.dailynews.com/storyimage/LA/20161123/NEWS/161129754/AR/0/AR-161129754.jpg&maxh=400&maxw=667" width='250px' alt='Matt Castillo of Los Angeles holds a sign that reads “Stop the Hate” during an anti-Donald Trump protest in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. vocation(Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)’ align=’left’ /> 9, 2016. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) By City News Service # Comments Local law enforcement officials said today they are committed to working together to stem hate crimes and urged the public to report any attacks, vandalism or other incidents motivated primarily by hatred of a particular group. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer was joined by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Assistant Sheriff Anthony La Berge at City Hall to assure the public that they will put their resources toward prosecuting people who perpetrate hate crimes. Feuer, describing such acts as un-American, pointed to a recent incident in which an El Camino Real High School student reported that a classmate tried to pull off her hijab head covering. Feuer said victims of hate crimes need to know that we will stand up for them and that were here to protect them, that we will vigorously prosecute hate crimes. Lacey said hate crimes committed against anyone in our community will be backed with a strong response by law enforcement and prosecutors. RELATED STORY: LA County supervisor calls for task force to protect immigrants after Trump victory Authorities said hate crimes can be reported by calling the toll-free ASKLAPD line at (877) 275-5273. The number of reported hate crimes grew 7 percent nationwide last year, which includes a 67 percent jump in crimes directed at Muslims, according to FBI figures. In the Los Angeles area, the countys Human Relations Commission found that following seven years of decline, reported hate crimes grew for the first time by 24 percent , with Muslims seeing a 38 percent increase, according to Feuer. Authorities consider hate crimes to be those acts committed because of antipathy based on someones real or perceived race, skin color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, disability or religion, Lacey said. RELATED STORY: Hate crimes against blacks, Latinos, transgender women surge in LA County Misdemeanor hate crime offenders face up to a year in jail and as much as a $5,000 fine, while felony hate crimes carry a sentence of up to three years in state prison and as much as $10,000 in penalties, Lacey said.
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In 2014 the court ruled that disparities in public funding of education violated the state constitution and ordered a lower court to evaluate how much the state should invest in public schools. Conservative groups supporting Brownback responded by pushing five Supreme Court justices into brutal, expensive retention races to keep their seats. The targeted justices were retained by voters and are expected to rule on the adequacy and fairness of the public education system in a landmark case, Gannon v. Kansas, filed by four of the states poorest school districts. Should the Supreme Court rule against the state and the adequacy of its $6 billion yearly expenditures on education, it will force Kansas to pay $500 million or more for school upgrades across the state, including in economically depressed areas. Places like Columbus. Here in the states southeast corner, the poorest area in Kansas, coal mines died and gave way to paper mills, which shuttered as American business went paperless. Today, nearly 30 percent of families with children in the region receive food stamps. In Pittsburg, the largest city in the area, with about 20,000 residents, the downtown is pocked by shuttered storefronts. In Columbus, population 3,300, clean, manicured lawns front one-story ranch houses built when the area was still prosperous, or at least on its feet. Red-and-yellow flags of Pittsburg State University, located in the nearby town, dot the one-street downtown.
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or is that choice governed by special rules? Survey of Youth and Young Adults on Vocations New study shows over 500,000 of our youth and young adults have seriously considered a vocation. I have had to learn that one does not always choose one’s vocation. 1 the activity by which one regularly makes a living Synonyms calling, employment, game, lay, line, profession, trade, occupation, work Related Words call, lifework ; business, enterprise, field, livelihood, living, métier also metier, racket slang; assignment, engagement, gig, mission ; art, craft, handicraft, handicraft ; appointment, berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation ; duty, function, job, load, task, workload Near Antonyms’ avocation, hobby, pursuit In the simplest terms, “vocation” means a “call.” Francis of Sales, Epistle 742 Paris, ed. 1833. Often, too, we have to hesitate in our choice between two incompatible deeds or courses of action. God is always with us as long as we keep close to Him through prayer and do our best to live up to His will in the present moment. A vocation is a calling that merges our mission in life with gods mission on earth. Drawing on Aristotle, Ryken suggests that that the moral ideal is the golden mean between the two extremes of being lazy and being a workaholic. 10 Some Christian theologians also draw on the doctrine of redemption to discuss the concept of work. The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers.