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Updated at 9:02 AM

The New Year is intimidating as hell for a lot of people. That’s just the simple truth. And I think that’s because most people have a completely irrational side that distorts otherwise joyous celebrations — like New Year’s and the resolutions that go along with it — and makes them big and scary.See, New Year’s Eve is out there, looming, for 364 days, all big and fresh and untainted, with this shimmery halo of potential hovering over it. And...

Posted at 9:00 AM

It's not Time Square, but there is sure to be a noisemaker or two at these New Year's celebrations in the Rogue Valley.

Posted at 9:00 AM

Black Monday has begun in earnest with three coaches fired today and more expected.

Updated at 8:43 AM

A man fired a rifle at two Los Angeles officers in a patrol car, but no one was injured in the attack that comes amid tension nationwide between police and protesters rallying against their tactics.

Updated at 8:40 AM

Funeral homes are weird, and death makes you see things in weird new ways.The director at the home for my mom’s funeral a few weeks ago asked us to select prayer cards, but most of them were more religious than she was. She was more...

Updated at 8:31 AM

Back in July, somewhere north of Denver, I lost my autonomous-car virginity and then enthusiastically reported on the experience here.Instead of wailing about the rise of the machines, giving up control and losing driving skills, I found...

Updated at 8:02 AM

I remember a time when New Year’s Eve meant trying to figure out if I was going to have a party or where I was going to celebrate. Over the years, I stayed home more often, perhaps inviting a few couples over for dinner. As midnight came...

Updated at 7:54 AM

Dick Clark is so much a part of celebrating New Year’s Eve that two years after his death, his name is still in the title of the show he had hosted for 16 years.Seems that no one wants to be the one to take “Dick...

Updated at 7:47 AM

Public mercy seems to be in short supply even though actor Mark Wahlberg, 43, meets the requirements of a Massachusetts’ governor’s pardon: no risk of reoffending, and having made extraordinary contributions to society.Yet...

Updated at 7:40 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon about the Russian economy.

Updated at 6:47 AM

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