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Dancing With Defiance in Orlando, but Gay Clubs and Bars Feel ‘Eerie’

ORLANDO, Fla. — They came for the flashing neon lights, hip-swiveling tunes, cocktails and glitzy drag queens. Some arrived with a sense of purpose and defiance, to show that everything is going to be all right, to remember the loved ones they lost. Others just wanted to move on.This city of fun and fantasy is gingerly plodding back into its night life scene this weekend, the first since 49 people were killed on Latin night at Pulse a week ago. The mass shooting rocked the gay and Latino...

Run of Many Colors

NATALIE ST. JOHN/nstjohn@chinookobserver.comParticipants in the untimed five-kilometer (3.1 miles) race walked or ran around Black Lake twice, passing through stations where volunteers doused them in colored cornstarch. Buy this photo NATALIE ST. JOHN/nstjohn@chinookobserver.comA young racer was engulfed in a cloud of brightly colored dust, as she passed neared the finish line on Saturday morning. Buy this photo nATALIE ST. JOHN/nstjohn@chinookobserver.comRacers headed toward the finish line...

Experience Las Vegas for Family-Friendly Fun

Image 1of/1CaptionCloseImage 1 of 1Experience Las Vegas for Family-Friendly FunBack to GalleryWith long summer days on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to plan a family vacation to Las Vegas. Imagine palm trees swaying in a gentle breeze, laughs erupting poolside, and an abundance of budget-friendly activities and dining experiences on and off The Strip. Whether you crave excitement or R&R, Vegas offers a welcome escape from the ordinary. If your party needs several beds, consider...