In major shift, young people with disabilities get expanded work opportunities

Liz McGrory says she buried her face in her hands and wept on the day … Read more

Design: Try these alternatives to traditional art

No traditional art? No problem. These days artwork doesn’t have to be traditional, like on … Read more

Creating a landscape that’s unappetizing to deer and rabbits

No plants are critter proof. But some will prompt Central Oregon wildlife to turn up their noses

As a longtime resident of Central Oregon one of the first questions newcomers ask me: … Read more

Homeowner rips out grass, replaces it with turf

MINNEAPOLIS — Everyone else’s lawn may be a mushy yellow-brown in early spring, but Larry … Read more

Returning to the roots of our presidents’ gardens

Jonathan Pliska is growing two varieties of cabbage in a corner of his back yard, … Read more

4 couples turn dreams of living abroad into reality

Living overseas, once thought of as a jet-set lifestyle reserved for the wealthy, is available … Read more

Designer advises for living well with dogs and cats

Susanna Salk shares her experience with designing spaces to accommodate pets

Sharing your home with a dog or cat has many joys and a few disappointments … Read more

Forget Croatia: Why you need to visit the 'real' Balkans

It's the unofficial beginning of summer, and the rising temperatures mean your social media scroll … Read more

Retirees, this new cruise line is for you. There are no kids, and booze is included.

BC-CRU-VICTORY-RETIREES:MI - travel (1350 words),1405 Retirees, this new cruise line is for you. There are … Read more


On your next trip out east, check out the revitalization in the downtown of North Dakota’s capital

BISMARCK, N.D. — T he state capital of North Dakota feels more like a small … Read more

Come sail away at a northern Minnesota resort on Lake Vermilion

Gliding across northern Minnesota’s Lake Vermilion on a sleek, deluxe racing sailboat known as an … Read more

In the south of France, a city is still ruled by ancient Rome

A funny thing happened on the way to the Airbnb. As we dragged our suitcases … Read more

Dude ranches offer family fun

A dude or guest ranch vacation offers families old-fashioned hospitality and the opportunity to learn … Read more

Anniversary : Jerry and Diane Fox

Fox Jerry and Diane (Pettibone) Fox, of Bend, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a … Read more

Anniversary: Linda and Allan Plant

Plant Allan and Linda (Johnston) Plant, of Redmond, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with … Read more

REALMS sixth-graders learn value of humanely raised pork

Out to pasture

More than 50 REALMS middle school students tore through Piggyback Ranch on a recent field … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

Katie Katie is a smart 7-year-old cattle-dog mix who is shy at first and eager … Read more

Seattle man seeks forest for ancient Redwood archive trees

One hundred trees are on their way to Seattle, in search of a forest. Grown … Read more

Good eats are at the heart of every artichoke

T here is something extravagant about trimming an artichoke heart. The vegetable matter is peeled, … Read more

It’s not exactly an invasion, but British jeans are here

“It takes seven people to make our jeans,” said Faye Toogood, the co-founder and designer … Read more

All those kitchen gadgets, but a knife just might do

NEW YORK — Berries are hot this year, Scott Goldsmith was saying on a recent … Read more

Plaintiff moves from transgender activist to model

Hunter Schafer was plaintiff in ACLU’s lawsuit over North Carolina’s bathroom bill

Name: Hunter Schafer Age: 19 Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina Lives: In a four-bedroom loft in … Read more

Texas artist adds inspiration to graduation caps

When she tweeted one of her creations, it went viral, leading her to start a business

Bria Gladney thought she was a decent artist. Until rapper Gucci Mane shared her artwork … Read more

Discovering the Rogue River area’s treasures

“They say the river has eyes, and it does,” said my guide, Howard Binney, a … Read more

Take these little lifesavers on the road

A handful of gadgets and items that take up less space than a cosmetics kit … Read more

Anniversary: Marsha and Mel Stout

Stout Mel and Marsha (Stevens) Stout, of Tumalo, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary spending … Read more

Engagement: Quinlyn Wright and Ren Owens

Wright — Owens Quinlyn Wright and Ren Owens, both of Portland, plan to marry Oct. … Read more

Your next trip could help you meditate or get fit

The spa has left the building. Industry growth indicates those places that once dispensed pampering … Read more

Catalina Island has a lot to offer

California sun sends shimmers of light across the choppy waves as I depart Long Beach … Read more

OPB dedicates ‘Oregon Experience’ to OSU

‘The People’s school’

Distilling 150 years of Oregon State University’s rich history into a one-hour documentary was one … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

Shaggy Although his name does not describe his hairstyle, Shaggy is a handsome and easygoing … Read more

Restaurant review: Currents at the Riverhouse

France meets Northwest at Riverhouse’s restaurant

If you liked the menu at Currents, the fine-dining restaurant at Bend’s Riverhouse hotel, when … Read more

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