Updated at 9:37 AM

CRATER LAKE — West Rim Road, which has been closed for a week so firefighters could battle the Bybee Creek fire, reopened at 8 a.m. today. The Pacific Crest Trail and Rim Trail reopened Sunday, as crews continued to make significant progress on the 1,072-acre blaze that roared to life July 28 in Crater Lake National Park. That's slightly down from an earlier estimate of 1,125 acres. About 330 personnel are still on the fire today. An update from the interagency team on the...

Updated at 8:50 AM

Nate Beeler cartoon on Hillary Clinton overcoming scandals.

Updated at 8:40 AM

Joe O’Mahoney cartoon on the 2016 Olympics.

Updated at 8:32 AM

Donald Trump has a lot of problems but none are bigger than the guy looking back at him from the mirror. Trump claims to be a billionaire and has made a lot of money by playing this character on and off of television shows for...

Updated at 8:15 AM

Meeting in gorgeous weather to chat about a concern with aging in Lithia Park by the stream made for an awesome aging conversation. Some subjects for the aging population are not common conversation. Cheryl Baumgarten specializes in long term care,...

Updated at 7:45 AM

I’m a firm believer that there’s humor in just about everything. With obvious exceptions like death and illness and a few others, of course. So when my oldest daughter, just north of 19, found out she needed another wisdom tooth...

Updated at 7:34 AM

Pickup trucks. Great clumsy beasts that make SUVs feel like sports cars. Generically, I hate ’em — until it’s time to fetch a yard of compost for the garden, or deliver a balky motorbike to the dealership 90 miles away. Then...

Updated at 6:34 AM

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Posted Aug 7, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Anyone with confidence in the American people (and I have quite a lot of it) had to believe that Donald Trump's unpreparedness, instability and just plain meanness would catch up with him eventually. This, as the polls show, is what happened over...

Posted Aug 7, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Jews and Catholics share a reputation as being masters of guilt-induction. Daniel Murphy and I chuckled at this when we saw the heading of the latest chapter — “Guilt” — in "On Heaven and Earth," the excellent book of...

Posted Aug 7, 2016 at 11:01 PM

To say that the Republicans in their support of Donald Trump have entered into a Faustian bargain may be a bit hyperbolic, but I confess it feels like that. Over just the past several weeks they have heard Trump extol the virtues of Putin...

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