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April 20, 2014 6:50 AM

Woman escapes tortuous rite to now offer hope

She had suffered enough. The 11-year old Sarah – now considered a woman after the tortuous ritual – vowed she would stand someday between the rite-of-passage knife and her own daughter.

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Lucy Luginbill


Lucy Luginbill is a career television producer-host and the Spiritual Life editor for the Tri-City Herald. In her column, she reflects on the meaning of her name, “Light Bringer.” If you have a story idea for Light Notes, contact her at 509-551-2191 or

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