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MY LIFE - Is this really happening?

Is it just me or have any of you ever had the experience of suddenly walking into a situation so bizarre and incomprehensible that it takes a moment or two before your mind even begin functioning,... more

THE RECIPE BOX - ‘Patriotic’ chicken great for Fourth of July gatherings

NORTH PROVIDENCE – This week's recipe, Red, White and “Bleu” Grilled Chicken, is a great “patriotic” dish to prepare for your July Fourth celebration. Pair it with a nice potato salad, tossed salad... more

FILM UNFILTERED - ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ lacks emotion of original

Three stars Some movies retain their lure decades later and these are the ones you find yourself watching on a dull weekend after you stumble upon it flipping channels. “Jaws” or “the Green Mile” are... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Does 8-year-old have OCD?

Q: My 8-year-old daughter is having anxiety issues that seem to border on obsessive-compulsive disorder. She wants me to repeat certain things back to her and has a set routine of things I must say... more

SMART MOVES - How homebuyers can get a grip on local property values

When Fred Meyer buys a new car, he takes a quick and systematic approach. First he browses a few dealers to pinpoint the exact model he wants. Then he requests price quotes from multiple dealers and... more