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Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 7:14 AM

After professional golfers wrap up their competitive season each year, the best and most popular among their ranks get to participate in what has been called the “Silly Season.”They play skins games, father-son challenges, three tour challenges and made-for-television matches that people watch because they get more access to their favorite golfers in a relaxed environment. Everyone makes “Caddyshack” and “Tin Cup” jokes, and they laugh...

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 3:55 PM

WASHINGTON — Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday.

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 7:22 AM

I usually don’t hold political beliefs against people.I know why I favor the candidates I do. I assume others have their reasons for supporting someone. Even if we differ, we can still have a Diet Coke and a friendly...

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 6:35 AM

Let me tell you, dear reader, the story of a man named Trump.A second-generation American born to a penniless German immigrant named Friedrich Drumpf, Trump parlayed his father’s earnings as a Canadian restaurateur into a...

Updated Jul 19, 2015 at 4:35 PM

Sen. Ron Wyden fielded questions about trade, a proposed natural gas pipeline, genetically modified organisms and other hot button topics during a Sunday town hall meeting.

Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 7:18 AM

This week, at the NAACP convention in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama told an enthusiastic audience “all of us need redemption — justice and redemption go hand in hand.” In his 45-minute speech,...

Updated Jul 10, 2015 at 5:08 PM

Democrats drove the agenda this legislative session, and Republicans are smarting over bills that affect how much you pay for gas and how you buy your guns.The 2015 session wrapped up Monday night, and local lawmakers either liked what...

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