House Republicans on Thursday narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace several pieces of the Affordable Care Act. Outrage soon followed, my email inbox filling with statements decrying the passage of the American Health Care Act. I should note, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Vancouver, voted against the bill and sent out a statement of […]
May 4, 2017 3:53 pm
Saturday, May 6th the Ridgefield Art Association will hold its 25th Art Show and Sale outdoors under three tents at Overlook Park, corner of Main and Pioneer in downtown Ridgefield. This is a chance for you to buy original art from local artists and chat with them. Medallion Art School will have a table with a […]
May 4, 2017 6:10 am
Washington ranked No. 10 best state for nurses – the highest rank of any Northwest state – in a recent study. Personal-finance website WalletHub analyzed the nursing job market of all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 metrics. The data looks at a range of metrics, such as average starting salary and […]
May 3, 2017 3:42 pm
How do viruses affect animals? -Gianni, 10, Cayman Islands
Our planet is home to more than seven million amazing animal species.
While we have our differences, we also have something in common: We are all made up of a bunch of cells.
My friend Jeb Owen told me all about it. He’s a scientist at Washington State University who is really curious about how insects eat blood and interact with animal hosts. He’s even been called … » More …
May 3, 2017 8:59 am
Picture me rolling around Portland chiefin with the sunroof open blasting this song with a huge grin on my face. I am super slow and just barely hearing this chronically enhanced track from Juicy J
May 2, 2017 1:48 pm
The Last Magnificent charts the life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial, outrageous, and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Yet his name has largely been obliterated from history. Featuring interviews
May 2, 2017 11:40 am
With the popularity of CrossFit, Bootcamps, Tabata and other high intensity formats, it can seem like the only way to train is a high intensity format. However, that’s just not the case! I’ve been in the fitness industry for almost 30 years and I’ve seen it all and can pretty much guarantee that if the […]
May 2, 2017 7:50 am
Dear Dr. Universe: What do planets have inside? -Rhianna, 10, Calif.
Each planet is a little different on the inside. And what’s inside a planet can shape what’s on the outside, too. That’s what I found out from my friend Steve Reidel, a geologist at Washington State University.
“Well, there’s the rocky planets,” he said. “Then there are the big, gas giants.”
Rocky planets, like Earth, are wrapped in a thick crust. Beneath Earth’s crust is the mantle. The mantle is quite solid, but it actually behaves more like a fluid. It flows and deforms. It’s similar to Silly Putty, but a really … » More …
May 1, 2017 2:01 pm
Here comes a perfect little breakfast to make for your mom on Mother’s Day. Perfect because you can spoil mom and keep your kids happy at the same time. (Who doesn’t like peanut butter and bananas?) Perfect because you might suddenly find yourself in need of something special, and peanut butter, bread, and a few […]
May 1, 2017 1:41 pm
April 30th is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day and we at Furry Friends ask that you consider saving a life by adopting a pet – purr-eferably one (or two) of the fabulous felines WE shelter. With that in mind, we wanted to remind you of the life-affirming roles kittens and cats play in our […]
April 30, 2017 5:29 am
Since the start of the year, progressive groups have taken a page from Republicans who once showed up in full force at town halls held by Democrats to voice their opposition, usually quite loudly. Republicans have reacted to the town hall barrages by adopting a range of strategies, including simply skipping town halls to holding […]
April 28, 2017 2:29 pm
Nearly every week, the nation gets to know Clark County’s very own Don Benton a little bit more. The former Washington state lawmaker continues to make national headlines. This week, Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth, of Illinois, who happens to be an Iraq war veteran, took some time to talk about Benton’s appointment to oversee the […]
April 28, 2017 2:21 pm
President Trump said recently he may stop cost-sharing payments available under the Affordable Care Act in order to get Democrats to negotiate on a plan to replace Obamacare. But a new poll shows the majority of Americans (60 percent) are opposed to the hardline negotiating tactics, according to a recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. Support […]
April 27, 2017 4:48 pm
Science is so cool. Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia created an artificial womb they hope to someday use for extremely premature human infants. The researchers created a bag-like container, filled with fluid, to simulate how fetuses float in amniotic fluid inside a woman’s uterus. They then attached it to a mechanical placenta that kept […]
April 26, 2017 5:35 pm
David Madore is still in the news business. After Madore lost his bid for reelection to Clark County council last year, he turned his attention to launching ClarkCountyToday.com, his very own news website. Shortly before the venture launched, Madore went on Clark County Focus and said his only role for the new website would be […]
April 26, 2017 4:31 pm
Last week we reviewed a technique for ordering your workouts that provides a very user-friendly way for anyone to design and experience a full body muscle and cardio workout. The response has been great so today, we decided to review some other important guidelines so you can assure each of your muscle conditioning workouts is […]
April 26, 2017 6:29 am
Dear Dr. Universe: What exactly is climate change? How does it affect the way we live? –Pranav, 10, Melbourne, Fla.
If you’re anything like me, one of the first things you’ll do in the morning is check the weather. Sometimes it’s rainy and I’ll put on my rubber boots. Other days it’s really sunny and I’ll grab my sunglasses. When we look at the patterns of these weather conditions over a long time—sometimes over hundreds of years—we can learn about a place’s climate.
April 24, 2017 2:03 pm
The countdown to Cinco de Mayo has begun. While you are busy stockpiling cerveza and lime, pick up a can of enchilada sauce and make that dinner happen in a hurry with this super speedy crock pot enchilada casserole. This recipe, from The Magical Slow Cooker, looked so simple and quick, I couldn’t wait to […]
April 24, 2017 8:31 am
You are invited to the Ridgefield Art Association sponsored Bruce Crockett Memorial Quick Draw Friday, May 5th, at the Ridgefield Community Center, 210 Main Ave. You will be able to watch eight artists create original artworks while you enjoy food, beverages and live music. A caricature artist will draw portraits, and there will be interactive art […]
April 24, 2017 7:09 am
Do cats really need to knead? This question abounds with as many ideas, theories and suppositions as answers, and yet it remains an endlessly fascinating topic for feline aficionados. While not all cats knead, most cat guardians know a “knead” when they see or feel one. That unmistakable motion cats make by rhythmically alternating their […]
April 23, 2017 5:01 am