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Storms, fires, drought, economic meltdown, budget disasters, recession—are you ready for 2008 to be over? We take a look at the top stories of the year. It’s not pretty.
By CN&R Staff
This article was published on 12.25.08
Here are some of the other significant stories from 2008.
Some of the dumber things people said and did in 2008.
Richard Hirshen’s cooking classes result in delicious food and eco-friendly recipes.
By Robin Epley
Enviros praise the president-elect’s appointment of impressive folks to key environmental posts.
As conservationists call out Canadian Nestle for false advertising, Toronto decides to ban bottled-water sales.
For the first time in memory, the world’s most recognized conservation organization will protest Japan’s whale hunt from shore.
Straight talk about the thermal holes in your house.
By Greg Kallio
Butte Environmental Council promotes safe disposal and recycling of Christmas-morning remnants.
It’s time to end the supermajority requirement for passage of the budget.
The holiday season may be bad for our health, but we love it.
On Palestinian-Israeli matters, challenge the legitimacy of the message rather than reflexively impugn the messenger.
By Amro Jayousi
Our always-sharp readers let us know what they think.
Having just turned 90, Robert Payne shares his secrets to longevity.
By Melissa Daugherty
Kindergarten trip reinforces an adult life lesson.
By Anthony Peyton Porter
Highlights from what readers had to write in 2008.
By Evan Tuchinsky
Free of print space constraints, some additional highlights from what readers had to write in 2008.
From Chico to Last Comic Standing, comedian Chris Voth’s act has taken him all over the country.
By Christine G.K. LaPado-Breglia
Reviewing 2008 … with a little help.
By Jason Cassidy
A collection of 29 “interviews and encounters” with jazz legend Miles Davis.
By Miles Jordan
What’s better than killing Nazis? Killing zombie Nazis.
By Josh Graham
Icelandic musician’s third global album hits close to home.
Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo is back with a second collection of solo navel-gazing.
By James Barone
Henri’s foodie trip to Santa Fe, N.M., offers lessons for the season.
By Henri Bourride
Juan-Carlos Selznick looks back at his experience in front of the big, and the little, screens in Chico in 2008.
By Juan-Carlos Selznick
Jim Carrey picks a winner with this energetic, fun film about embracing life.
By Meredith J. Cooper
Gifted cast of musicians enlivens Chess Records bio-pic.
A quick and easy nugget of film goodness or badness.
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