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Much like the American celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the festivities of Cinco de Mayo are less about the historical meaning behind the date, and more about celebrating heritage, including plenty of Mexican-inspired food.Local Mexican restaurants have page after page of delicious-sounding dishes. However, regardless of what you order, when the waiter walks to the next table carrying a sizzling skillet of fajita fixins, you will immediately regret ordering anything...

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A women's magazine that featured couples living together outside marriage has been banned by Iranian authorities, as conservatives challenge moves to relax social restrictions championed by reformist politicians.

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 Unable to perform the musical "Company" in its own space due a lack of permits, Thanks for the Memories Theatre Company will take the show on the road for a one-night run at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland on Wednesday, April...

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Read Haiku Corner daily on the Tidings comics page. Monday, April 6Tree trunks hold aloftfragile clouds of pink delightin cerulean sky—Rebecca...

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The Obama administration moved on two fronts Monday to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with talks between top U.S. and Iranian diplomats and an aggressive effort to sell the emerging deal to skeptical American lawmakers and constituencies.

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While we're still weeping over Derek's death on Grey's Anatomy, star

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A pair of scissors may be just the thing to get your poetry juices flowing. Join Sallie Erhman at the Medford Library’s Adams Room on Saturday May 9, from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m., for her Cut-Up Poetry workshop. Cut-up poetry was a literary...

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Read Haiku Corner daily on the Tidings comics page.Monday, March 30Please Spring, sting this breathAwaken a bright keennessImplicate this heart—Kathy...

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Funnel cakes are special sweet treats that are enjoyed by young and old alike. I will never forget the first time I tasted a funnel cake. This special treat reminded me of beignets that I enjoyed in New Orleans. Perhaps it was because both...

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Mayonnaise is more than a spread for sandwiches or a dressing for salads. As strange as it might seem to those of us who grew up using it most often for sandwiches, mayonnaise is now being used as an ingredient in...

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The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.

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