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Your Weekend Reader for July 20-21

Your Weekend Reader for July 20-21

A not-so-surprising Lee Greenwood flap. Oregon on fire. Commercializing the weather. OSU’s Bazzana starts life as a pro. More lists of books. Misinformation and “weak ties.” And news as you vape! It’s all in the new edition of Your Weekend Reader.

Your Weekend Reader for July 13-14

Your Weekend Reader for July 13-14

We’re still “Bowling Alone.” Gender and politics. Trump’s campaign managers. The Oregon link to “Oh, Mary!” OSU’s Carey heads to Paris. Documentary controversies. And 67 more books to go. It’s all in the new edition of Your Weekend Reader.

Your Weekend Reader for July 6-7

Your Weekend Reader for July 6-7

Heat wave — or heat dome? Regardless, stay hydrated. Wolf news. Olympic fashion, crafted from Oregon wool. Blue blazers, Ralph Lauren and “The Prisoner.” RIP, Robert Towne, and the scandal that shaped “Chinatown.” The struggle for access to public records. It’s all in the new edition of Your Weekend Reader.

Your Weekend Reader for June 29-30

Your Weekend Reader for June 29-30

The Supreme Court keeps rolling out the hits. Reconsidering Enchanted Forest. Girl Scout cookies shocker. Olympic gymnasts. Tough times at the Post. A new take on newspaper bias. And why your cat actually might like you. It’s all in the new edition of Your Weekend Reader.

Your Weekend Reader for June 22-23

Your Weekend Reader for June 22-23

It’s summer, and it’s time for music. Like “Smooth.” And songs from this century as well,. Watching out for “cheap fakes.” The City Council battle continues. Paying for news. Playing as the Beavers. And Wild Thang finally breaks through. It’s all in the new edition of Your Weekend Reader.

Your Weekend Reader for June 15-16

Your Weekend Reader for June 15-16

Suicide in the West. Kristof’s harsh words for liberals. Wildfire smoke. OSU’s athletics budget. Minutes from the county commission. Transcriptions from your iPhone. Weird scenes at the amusement park. Funny highway signs. And Biden bingo. It’s a good edition of Your Weekend Reader.

Your Weekend Reader for June 8-9

Your Weekend Reader for June 8-9

New angles on the rural-urban divide. Rising seas. OHSU layoffs. The British (journalists) are coming. A federal Project Turnkey? A swiped statue. An old scam, with an FBI twist. And look on the bright side of life. It’s all in the new edition of Your Weekend Reader.

Your Weekend Reader for June 1-2

Your Weekend Reader for June 1-2

Unexpected ramifications from the Trump verdicts. Life at a newspaper’s democracy desk. Fact-based journalism. Oregon politics. California ponders psychedelics. What’s wrong at the box office? All of this, and more, is in the next edition of Your Weekend Reader.

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