Vancouver Assistant Police Chief Mike Lester once used to enforce the laws against marijuana, but now his paycheck is partially funded by it. “It’s a little ironic at times,” Lester said. “That’s just the way
July 22, 2017 6:02 am
Anne Wolff has lived in her home in Woodland for about nine years, and starting in February, she noticed some unusual activity by her new neighbors. She saw equipment, such as wire, irrigation and lights,
July 22, 2017 6:00 am
On Friday, the Washington Elections Division released the first numbers on returned ballots for the primary election, which ends August 1. So far, 12,097 of Clark County’s voters or 4.9 percent have cast their ballots. At the state level, that number is at 222,551 or 5.8 percent. The county has 245,560 registered voters while the […]
July 21, 2017 6:12 pm
The Trump administration has some voters spooked. In May, President Donald Trump convened a commission tasked with looking at how the country’s electoral system is running, specifically the possibility of voter fraud. Voter fraud is an issue that Trump and has allies have trumpeted since before his ascendency to the White House. Trump, who lost […]
July 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Hello Dr. Universe: I was wondering, how does an eclipse happen?
– Susan, 13, San Francisco, CA
It just so happens the Great American Eclipse is coming up on Aug. 21, 2017. This solar eclipse will be the only one visible from across the lower 48 states in nearly a hundred years. When it happens, parts of the country will experience darkness for a couple minutes during the day.
It seems prime time to answer your question. My friend Guy Worthey, an astronomer at Washington State University, was happy to help out.
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July 21, 2017 9:28 am
Inmates in one Tennessee county are having their sentences reduced in exchange for undergoing vasectomies or receiving long-term birth control. Jail inmates in White County, Tenn., can receive 30 days off of their sentence if they undergo a birth control procedure. The judge who signed the order said it’s a way for inmates to take […]
July 20, 2017 3:16 pm
Hey Vancouver, relax. An analysis by WalletHub of the most stressed cities across the country ranked Vancouver as No. 54. That makes Couv residents less stressed than people living in Tacoma (No. 51) but more stressed than those in Spokane (No. 77), Portland (No. 89) and Seattle (No. 119). WalletHub compared a sample of the […]
July 20, 2017 1:12 pm
Dear Dr. Universe: I would like to find out how ants are so strong. How is it possible that they can carry weight that is heavier than themselves?
Ants are pretty good little weightlifters. My friend Rich Zack, a scientist at Washington State University who studies insects, knows a lot about ants. One kind of ant that he has studied can carry up to 20 times its own weight.
Ants don’t have special muscles that give them super strength. In fact, their muscles are actually quite a bit like the muscles of other animals.
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July 20, 2017 10:53 am
Most people think exercise is a chore and can’t wait until it’s over. Others can’t even find the motivation to get started and wonder how others can find any joy in Running, Bootcamps or Yoga. The key to sticking to any fitness program is finding an activity that you enjoy enough to do regularly – […]
July 18, 2017 5:05 pm
Summertime is now in session, so cool treats are mandatory! When I found out that Hostess released an ice cream sandwich version of their Ding Dong dessert snack I had to have one. I did
July 17, 2017 1:45 pm
Although frightened felines may lash out at a person for a variety of reasons, there ARE advance warning signs before the actual attack: from widely opened eyes and dilated pupils, flattened ears and lashing tails to agitated meows, growls and snarls and hissing, even spitting. As to the WHY’S of this behavior, the following are […]
July 16, 2017 6:00 am
LOS ANGELES — Slip a fresh $20 bill under the bulletproof teller window of Donnie Anderson’s Medex marijuana dispensary — perhaps for a gram of cannabis or some THC-infused toffees — and the legal tender
July 15, 2017 6:00 am
Battle Ground’s own Candice Jackson may be one of the few people from the city to have her own Wikipedia page; she is the assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education. But there’s a downside to that notoriety. In recent comments in The New York Times, she said 90 percent of […]
July 14, 2017 6:40 pm
If you’ve ever made it a habit to attend public meetings in Clark County there’s a good chance you’ve been in the same room with Jim Karlock. He’s a Portland-based conservative activist who has opposed light rail in Clark County and has frequently filmed public meetings. I remember seeing him film county council meetings during […]
July 14, 2017 2:17 pm
Why can’t we just print a bunch of money to make everyone rich?
– Daniel, 8
It sure sounds like a nice idea. Print a bunch of money and everyone gets rich. We could buy anything we wanted. Ah, if only it were that easy. It turns out printing more money would have a much different outcome than we might like to imagine.
That’s what I found out when I went to visit my friend Robby Rosenman, an economist at Washington State University. He was happy to help with your question.
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July 14, 2017 2:05 pm
Blue Magoo is a strain I reviewed before, but it was purchased on the rec side in Washington and it was only a gram, so the pics didn’t turn out as awesome as I wanted
July 14, 2017 11:24 am
Peach season is here and this 3-Ingredient Pesto-Grilled Chicken with Peaches is THE answer for what you should be eating right this minute. This recipe, from Epicurious, is a quick grab-and-go dinner you can make on a moment’s notice. Pick up chicken, store-bought pesto, and some juicy, sweet peaches and you’re set. Serve […]
July 14, 2017 10:38 am
Two experimental vaccines have been found to restrict Zika virus transmission from pregnant mice to their fetuses and prevent damage to the placenta and fetal demise. Scientists from the National Institutes of Health, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Texas Medical Branch tested a live-attenuated vaccine candidate and an […]
July 14, 2017 8:00 am
Hummingbird Cake is not made with hummingbirds. It’s a classic Southern recipe that is similar to a piece cake or carrot cake. Hummingbird Cake is a party of wonderful flavors; banana, applesauce, pineapple, coconut, nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon. Add cream cheese frosting and you’ll be instantly saying “thank y’all so much for the hospitality.” Hummingbird Cake […]
July 14, 2017 7:00 am
Senate Republicans on Thursday introduced a revised version of their Obamacare replacement bill. And Senate Democrats from Washington were quick to pounce. “Well, if President Trump called the House bill ‘mean’ in a rare moment of honesty – can you imagine what he is going to say about this new Senate bill?,” said Sen. Patty […]
July 13, 2017 4:55 pm