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A warning to readers: Don't misinterpret the headline above. I'm not going to argue here that Republicans are worse than Democrats or that conservatives are worse than liberals. That kind of thing is not the point of this post. Rather, my argument is against false equivalence in our political judgments. But this is not […]

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A drowning was averted Saturday afternoon at Baker Park, but not until one rescuer had to back off from a frantic swimmer in the Rogue River and call for help. Another man with an inflated tube rushed to assist, and people in a passing raft...

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The classic door-slamming comedy "Noises Off" and musicals "The Drowsy Chaperone" and "She Loves Me" are among the shows planned for 2017 at Oregon Cabaret Theatre. OCT announced its 32nd season today. Launching it will be "Noises Off," a...

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Brewing hard cider at home can feel daunting — there are lots of ingredients, and the process can be hard to get just right. A new app-connected appliance, called the Alchema, makes it easy. All you need to do is fill it with fruit, yeast,...

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Kids who have specialized in a single sport should discuss their goals with parents or coaches, according to the guidance statement published in Pediatrics. Taking at least three months off their specialized sport per year, and one to two days off...

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Authorities this afternoon were trying to determine whether any structures have burned so far in the fast-moving, 5,000-acre Gap fire raging near Northern California's Seiad Valley and already triggering evacuations. The fire, which ignited...

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Garry Trudeau has been drawing electoral commentary for nearly a half-century, as well as rendering GOP nominee Donald Trump for the majority of those years. And for the "Doonesbury" creator, the current presidential campaign stands out as distinct...

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Why would the mere appearance of that food matter to home cooks?It's a trickle-down thing: You're not plating haute cuisine in getting dinner on the table, but "eating with one's eyes" has been studied scientifically and cannot be discounted.

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Dave Granlund cartoon on Colin Kaepernick sitting for the Nathional Anthem.

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Gene Wilder, an actor whose work with comics Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor made him one of the most popular stars of the 1970s and whose memorable portrayals of neurotics and eccentrics included the hilariously mad scientist in "Young Frankenstein,"...

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