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Book: Tell No One

I always carry a book in my purse or backpack — a paperback, usually, that I can open and read a few pages from while I’m waiting for a meeting to start. Sometimes, it’s a book I’ve ...

 
Book: Five Quarters of the Orange

Framboise Simon is almost 60 when she returns to the magical land of her youth, a small town in France’s Loire Valley. Half a century after she left under tragic circumstances, the village is much ...

 
Book: Dash in the Blue Pacific

Take one jilted fiancé, a nonrefundable airline ticket, a faulty engine and an island somewhere in the South Pacific, and you’ll have the beginnings of “Dash in the Blue Pacific,” ...

 
Book: The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

I’d love to meet W. Kamau Bell, comedian, host of a CNN show that explores race relations in the U.S., and author of “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’ 4”, African ...

 
Book: All the Light We Cannot See

“All the Light We Cannot See” takes readers into the Siege of Saint-Malo, a real World War II battle, through the minds of two fictional characters, a blind French girl and a German boy who ...

 
Book: The Rosie Effect

When I read a wonderful book — such as “The Rosie Project,” Australian author Graeme Simsion’s first novel — sometimes I’m hesitant to read the sequel. Especially if ...

 
Book: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor, who tells her own story as best she can in the novel “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine,” has grown used to being ridiculed and excluded. She’s OK with it; she does her own ...

 
Book: Mortuary Confidential

One of the best things about books is that they take us to places we’ve never been before — to another country, another lifestyle, another profession or, in this case, to the mortuary. “Mortuary ...

 
Book: Unbelievable

Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump often invoked television reporter Katy Tur’s name in his campaign rallies, in Fox TV interviews and in his tweets. Once in a blue moon, he called her a good ...

 
Book: Going to Bend

Petie and Rose have been best friends since they were adolescents in fictional Hubbard, a tiny town on the Oregon Coast, similar to Depoe Bay. (How I wish author Diane Hammond had made up a name for ...

Features

 
Offbeat Oregon: If Japan had invaded, the Tillamook Guerillas were ready

Early 1942 was a really nerve-racking time to be an Oregonian — especially if you lived on the coast. The United States had just gone to war against a country that was already famous for being able ...

 
The letter of the law

Librarian keeps an often solitary watch over county’s legal books

Rohse: Animal intelligence is most impressive

Whoever thought up the phrase “dumb animals” should be ashamed. He did not know whereof he spoke. Anyone who has had a pet, lived on a farm or ranch, or has hunted or fished, knows of the ...

 
Stopping By: Journey of rediscovery

For some, the trip of a lifetime might involve tropical beaches and palm trees. For others, it might be a cruise down the Danube, a climb up the Great Wall or an expedition into the Amazon jungle. For ...

Savvy Senior: Addressing depression in retirement

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, Since retiring a few years ago, my husband has become increasingly irritable and apathetic. I’m concerned that he’s depressed, even though he may not admit it. Where can ...

 
The power of play

A group of intrepid paleontologists sifts for bones in the sand to get a clearer understanding of Earth's ancient past. The work requires an intense concentration that can be hard to ...

 
Stopping By: In the details

YAMHILL — When his daughter, Haley, turned 16, Lance Morrison decided to capture her essence in a painting. He’s a professional artist, after all, so it’s what he does best. Almost ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Massive passenger jet landed at tiny airfield by mistake

It was about 4 a.m. on August 12, 1962, and United Air Lines Flight 861, a red-eye flight from Chicago to Portland, had just landed. The 81 passengers were unbuckling their seatbelts and peering ...

Rohse: Handkerchiefs are nothing to sneeze at

A 10-inch square of fragile fabric — the handkerchief — has left its footprints on the world, but mankind has done little to express its thanks. And soon it may be too late. As with endangered ...

Carlson: Therapy work a treat for dog and handler

I like being retired. I mean, I loved my job as a school counselor. It was very fulfilling and no two days were ever the same. But it was also hard work, and I don’t miss the pressures and demands, ...

 
History, distilled: Spirits producer plans facility near spot where Oregon got its start

Imagine if George Washington and Thomas Jefferson teamed up against Benjamin Franklin because Franklin wanted to open a gin mill. That clash of the titans played itself out, on a smaller scale, among ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Davy Crockett in Oregon territory? Yes, in song and legend

Nearly everyone knows the story of David Crockett — the Tennessee mountain man and future politician turned folk hero who died at the Alamo in 1836. Most of us just remember the details from ...

 
Stopping By: Driven by flavor and faith

Ed Doughty said he likes to serve God by serving others — in particular, by making sure they are fed. That's the main reason he opened his own food cart a few months ago. "Sharing God's love is ...

 
Comfort on a plate

On a snowy day in Kansas, nothing tasted better to young Kyle Chriestenson than a grilled cheese sandwich. Especially the way his grandmother made it: White bread, sliced orange cheese, plenty ...

Cheesy goodness: Restaurants serve up grilled sandwiches for a worthy cause

Twenty restaurants in several Yamhill County cities will grill up deluxe cheesy sandwiches for the second-annual Melt Down, February’s filling fundraiser for the YCAP food bank. The first Melt Down, ...

Savvy Senior: Tips for strength training

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, I’ve fallen several times over the past year and my doctor has recommended that I start a strength-training program to help prevent future falls. But at age 72, I’ve never ...

Rohse: Things that go bump in the night

I do not like sounds in the night, especially unfamiliar ones. Likewise, I do not like even familiar sounds if heard at a time that is not customary. In all the years that I walked the mile and a half ...

 
A stiff shot of history

Captain James Harvey McMillan quickly became a beloved figure in the Oregon Territory after he arrived in 1845. He was renowned as a pious man who would have no truck with the fiend intemperance. In other ...

 
Review: Gallery handles 'Glass Menagerie' with care

Katherine Hepburn, Kirk Douglas, Sam Waterson, Hal Holbrook, John Malkovich and Jane Wyman are among the famous actors who have appeared in various filmed versions of "The Glass Menagerie." Anyone ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Crash changed face of Portland journalism

A few days before Christmas in 1947, a young ex-Navy flier, looking to kill a little time before dinner, invited a friend to come out for a quick spin around a nearby golf course in his new helicopter. An ...


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