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April 21, 2017 9:26 am
Me: “What kind of treat would you like for your birthday?” Friend: “A popcorn cake.” Me: “Huh?” Friend: “You know… A popcorn cake. It’s a cake made of popcorn. You know, like a big popcorn ball that is sweet and chewy with salty peanuts and spicy gumdrops inside.” Me: “WHAT?!! How do I not know about this???” […]
April 21, 2017 6:00 am
A bill aimed at ensuring breast cancer survivors know their reconstruction rights is on its way to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk. The bill, Senate Bill 5481, was unanimously passed by the Senate and House of Representatives this week. The bill requires the state Department of Health and the Health Care Authority, which oversees the Medicaid […]
April 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Jim Mullin, owner of a trio of marijuana dispensaries in Clark County, said his staff and customers compare April 20 to Christmas. “Everybody comes in. Some of the people maybe just consume (marijuana) once a
April 20, 2017 4:57 pm
SEATTLE — Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their
April 20, 2017 9:28 am
The number of youth diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes increased nearly 5 percent per year over a decade. The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study looked at the rate of new diagnosed cases of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes among youth (those younger than 20) from 2002 and 2012. The study found that Type […]
April 19, 2017 5:50 pm
When people workout on their own, they often have no idea which exercises to incorporate in their program and how to sequence them. They often wander aimlessly through the gym with no real method or rationale to their exercise session. This can lead to poor results and a lot of wasted time. Instead put purpose […]
April 18, 2017 4:48 pm
Why do we have blood? Where does it come from? –Norelle, Olympia, Wash.
Our bodies have many living parts, like skin, muscle, brain and bones. Blood helps keep these parts alive and healthy. The system that moves our blood around the body is sort of like a city’s postal service, said my friend Astrid Suchy-Dicey.
Suchy-Dicey is a scientist at Washington State University who is really curious about blood. Her research helps people at risk for diseases.
She said … » More …
April 17, 2017 3:55 pm
A cat diagnosed with Feline Leukemia (FeLV) is still an ADOPTABLE cat. What, then, is FeLV? FeLV is a virus that weakens a cat’s immune system, predisposing it to certain infections, severe anemia, and potentially leading to cancer. Most at risk are kittens born to FeLV positive mothers, cats under the age of one, cats […]
April 16, 2017 5:07 am
I visited New Mexico recently and was introduced to sopaipillas. Spelled several ways (sopaipilla, sopapilla, sopaipa, or cachanga), it’s a fried bread garnished with cinnamon sugar or honey. Sopaipillas taste like a biscuit and an elephant ear had a lovechild. After looking through several recipes, I settled on Sopaipilla Cheesecake Bars. I’m not a huge […]
April 15, 2017 11:55 am
Easter is coming, and you’ve got your bunnies in a row. Ham/lamb, side dishes, some roasted spring veggies, and a loaf of that beautifully braided bread… yep, it’s all there. But you might still have a hole in your Easter menu that is just waiting for this salad. The ingredient list is simple. Made from […]
April 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Not long after reports surfaced that Don Benton wasn’t making friends within the top ranks of the Environmental Protection Agency, he landed a new job. Benton, the former state lawmaker from Vancouver, was tapped this week to oversee the U.S. Selective Service System. Without much fanfare, he was sworn in only a few days after […]
April 14, 2017 4:47 pm
Clark County Councilor Eileen Quiring learned a lesson this week about reading something before signing it. Before the beginning of its Tuesday hearings the county council commonly makes proclamations on the most uncontroversial topics possible (recently the council had proclamations on awareness of autism, child abuse, invasive species, as well as others on the importance […]
April 14, 2017 4:33 pm
People in the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metro area had 57 dirty air days in 2015. The nonprofit Environment Washington Research & Policy Center issued a report – “Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air?” – that looked at the number of days cities and metro areas had elevated particulate matter pollution. […]
April 14, 2017 9:00 am
Patient costs for cancer care range from nearly $6,000 per year to more than $10,000 depending on where the patient receives health coverage, according to a new report. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released this week is Costs of Cancer report – its first-ever report looking at the cost of treating the most […]
April 13, 2017 1:41 pm
Remember Chris Clifford? I don’t because I didn’t work here when he was around. But he was the outspoken activist that Don Benton, the then controversial pick to head the county’s Department of Environmental Services, hired as an environmental compliance coordinator. After the department was dissolved under a county reorganization, Benton lost his job as […]
April 12, 2017 5:29 pm
Healthy Living Question: Does your body desire cooked vs raw food? Do you strive to eat more raw foods and feel sluggish and bloated? Consider switching to consuming more cooked food to jump start your healthy living eating program. I am currently enrolled in Vancouver Yoga Center‘s 200 hour yoga teacher trainer course instructed by […]
April 10, 2017 2:40 pm
How do ladybugs survive the winter? Are ladybugs we see in spring several years old or did they just hatch? Are they worms before they are beetles? – Tanya, Pullman, WA
You know it’s springtime when animals start coming out of hibernation. That includes ladybugs that crawl out from their cozy winter hiding places.
As you pointed out, ladybugs are actually a kind of beetle called the ladybird beetle. They go through a life cycle of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
When these young larvae hatch from their yellowish eggs, they don’t look like worms or even beetles.
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April 10, 2017 1:58 pm
I have noticed geraniums and marigolds in the garden stores. Is it okay to plant those now? What about tomatoes? Geraniums, marigolds and tomatoes are very sensitive to frost. We could get frost for several more weeks, especially in the higher elevations. They are all warm weather plants, which means they will not make much […]
April 9, 2017 9:52 pm
Tom and Mary moved into a home that was only 2 years old in a nice neighborhood. The previous owner had planted a lawn, shrubs and a shade tree about 20 feet west of a large picture window. The tree was large enough to partially shade the hot afternoon sun on the window. By the […]
April 9, 2017 9:32 pm