Mark Carlson

‘Dancing’ fundraiser to help keep seniors at home

Enjoy an evening of family, friends, fabulous food and fun entertainment while supporting seniors living at home. Homage’s 7th annual fundraising dinner show, “Dancing in… Continue reading

Five spices and herbs that add flavor, healthfulness to holiday meals

Smart ingredients and sensible portion sizes can elevate your culinary holiday experience.

Today in History: Nov. 20

Today is Monday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2017. There are 41 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Nov. 20, 1947, Britain’s… Continue reading

Is a sleepover with abusive ex OK?

Q: My partner asked me how I’d feel if she had a sleepover with her ex this Christmas so that they can both spend the… Continue reading

Surf’s up in Manzanita, tiny jewel on Oregon coast

The seaside town beckons surfers, dog lovers and anybody who prefers a relaxed pace.

Today in History: Nov. 4

Today is Saturday, Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2017. There are 57 days left in the year. A reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday,… Continue reading

Today in History: Oct. 31

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2017. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today’s highlight: On Oct.… Continue reading

Today in History: Sept. 29

Today is Friday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2017. There are 93 days left in the year. Today’s highlight:On Sept. 29, 1982, Extra-Strength Tylenol… Continue reading

Bill O’Reilly blasts his ouster from Fox as ‘political hit job’

The former cable TV news star says the network’s corporate parent sacked him for business reasons.

Tobe Hooper, ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ director, dies at 74

Tobe Hooper, the horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”… Continue reading

Tree falls in Washington state park, injuring 3 people

Three people, including a 16-month old child, were injured Sunday after a large tree fell at Twin Falls State Park… Continue reading

‘Roid-raging bodybuilder allegedly beats estranged wife’s new man

By Kenny Ocker / The News Tribune (Tacoma) A bodybuilder unhappy with his estranged wife’s new partner forced his way into the man’s apartment, choked… Continue reading

Trouble saving for retirement? So do 96 percent of working Americans

By Tim Grant / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette People at all income levels are guilty of not saving enough for retirement, but it may not be entirely… Continue reading

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos buys prime piece of Beverly Hills

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has gone shopping on the Westside, buying a home for… Continue reading

Today in History: Aug. 9

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2017. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On August 9, 1945, three… Continue reading

Flush pediatrician’s lousy toilet-training advice

Q: Our twin girls will be three in a few months. Our pediatrician recommended that we start toilet training at 32 months, which we did.… Continue reading

Today in History: July 24

Today is Monday, July 24, the 205th day of 2017. There are 160 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On July 24, 1567, Mary,… Continue reading

Today in History: July 22

Today is Saturday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2017. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s highlights: On July 22, 1942, the… Continue reading

Today in History: July 9

Today is Sunday, July 9, the 190th day of 2017. There are 175 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On July 9, 1776, the… Continue reading

Today in History: July 8

Today is Saturday, July 8, the 189th day of 2017. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On July 8, 1947, a… Continue reading