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By Laura Firszt, NetworxLooking to buy a new home? Good luck, happy hunting and remember one thing. A home is more than just the house itself, more than the sum of its rooms, decor and landscaping. It’s all about community. Americans are returning to the values of yesteryear, when towns were smaller and residents knew their local tradespeople. Yes, the big new trend in residential real estate is walkability. That means how easy and safe it is to get around the...

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President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying...

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By Shayne LooperMore Content NowEvery branch of knowledge has its ongoing problems. Philosophy has the free-will problem, economics has the gambler’s fallacy, physics has the problem of why there are three space dimensions...

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A man at a police swearing-in ceremony in New Hope, Minnesota, pulled out a gun and shot two officers before several of the many police officers in attendance shot back and killed him. The two officers who were shot are expected to survive. The...

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Pete Carroll is friendly with reporters and is often seen smiling. His Seattle Seahawks players seem to say whatever they want when the microphone is on and have no problem trash-talking through the media.

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Mt. Ashland Ski Area officials are looking beyond downhill skiing and snowboarding to keep the resort financially viable in the long term.All options are on the table, including snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter and...

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It may have escaped your notice, but Monday was the anniversary of a major event in the Pacific Northwest. You would be forgiven for not noticing, because the event happened in 1700.The event was a massive Cascadia Subduction Zone...

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Get on the busGet on the Salem bus Feb. 11 to rally on the Capitol steps and visit your legislators. Join the campaign for universal health care: Healthcare for All Oregon (www.hcao.org). Call Peace House now at...

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Friday, 2:55 p.m. — Property was found in the 100 block of East Main Street.Friday, 6:34 p.m. — A 31-year-old man was arrested on a charge of persistent violation in the 100 block of Lithia Way.Saturday, 12:18 a.m.

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Tuesday, Jan. 27Brain Books Discussion Group: Participate in a lively discussion of "How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed" by Ray Kurzweil from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou...

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