YAKIMA — The number of fatal Washington crashes involving drivers with marijuana in their system rose to 79 last year — more than double that of 2012 when voters legalized its recreational use. In Yakima
October 3, 2017 9:05 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Consider a typical cannabis farmer, growing an indoor crop. In a protected, controlled environment, they can grow a profitable mix of high-potency, medicinal marijuana and any number of milder strains appealing
October 2, 2017 5:35 pm
Finally, at long last, it is fall. Put a little spice in your morning this week with a nice, warm breakfast you can make the night before. Overnight Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal is perfect for busy fall mornings. The prep is minimal and the ingredient list is small. It is just what you need […]
October 2, 2017 12:22 am
DENVER — A ban on gummy bears and other edible marijuana products shaped like animals, people and fruit takes effect this month in Colorado – a change aimed at decreasing the likelihood small children will
October 1, 2017 2:36 pm
Is your cat one who’s never met a treat she didn’t love? Does she meow at the mere sound of a bag crackling, shaking or opening? Does she salivate at the scents wafting her way? Does she purr in anticipation of a tasty dream about to come true? Then yours is a kitty cat “treat-aholic.” […]
October 1, 2017 5:08 am
A new study shows that loneliness – not war-related trauma – is the primary enemy most veterans face after service. Researchers at Yale University and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs followed 2,000 veterans over a four-year period. The goal was to understand why studies show that veterans are more than twice as likely to […]
September 29, 2017 8:00 am
Pretty much everyday I visit ClarkCountyToday.com. It’s a pet project of David Madore, a former county councilor who lost reelection last year after a tumultuous time in office. I check it everyday because I’m curious to see how the website, which appears to have no ads, is operating. I want to see what they’re covering […]
September 28, 2017 5:07 pm
A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Tdap vaccination during the third trimester of pregnancy prevented 78 percent cases of whooping cough in babies younger than 2 months. The problem: Only 49 percent of pregnant women who delivered between fall 2015 and spring 2016 received the vaccine. The CDC […]
September 28, 2017 12:13 pm
If you do what you always do, you’ll get what you always get. If you actually want to change your body and your fitness level, things in your life will have to change. But, the problem is that humans are creatures of habit and we often do things, not because we need to, but rather […]
September 27, 2017 7:46 pm
Why do feet smell?
-Jose, 10, Costa Mesa, Calif.
We live in a world filled with all kinds of smells. Take off a pair of tennis shoes after a long day and you might even get a whiff of something pretty stinky. You can blame it on your bacteria. Millions of these tiny things live on your feet.
While bacteria are too small to see without a microscope, sometimes you can just smell them doing their job. They like dark, damp, warm places, where they can eat dead skin and drink sweat. Inside your shoes and socks, for example.
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September 26, 2017 2:51 pm
September 28th not only marks World Rabies Day, but the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur, the French chemist and microbiologist who developed the first rabies vaccine. Rabies in cats As a living virus, the goal of rabies is to infect, replicate and survive, and it typically enters a cat’s system by means of […]
September 24, 2017 5:59 am
It’s official. Summer’s over and we’re good to call it fall. Celebrate the new season with a crisp salad filled with autumn flavor. Fall Harvest Salad has toasted pecans, roasted acorn squash, juicy first-of-the-season apples, and dried cranberries tumbled over a crunchy salad blend of cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts. The dressing […]
September 23, 2017 11:13 am
This recipe comes from my sister. She made these for a family birthday and they were so good no one even realized they are sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free. Paleo Lemon Blueberry Muffins are a perfect way to include friends and family with specialized diets. Paleo Lemon Blueberry Muffins Makes 12 muffins Ingredients: 4 eggs 1/2 […]
September 22, 2017 6:00 am
WASHINGTON — Compared to a year ago, times may seem tough for those banking on the legalization of marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has raised “serious questions” about legalization, appears less friendly to the
September 21, 2017 4:53 pm
Researchers may have identified proteins that could be used as a vaccine for the gonorrhea “superbug.” Researchers at Oregon State University identified two proteins that could be used to combat Neisseria gonorrhoeae – the pathogen that causes the disease. Gonorrhea can lead to endometritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, epididymitis and infertility. Babies born to […]
September 21, 2017 4:45 pm
Since many of us spend so much more time hunched over our laptops, Ipads and cell phones, it’s easy to see why many younger adults are depicting the typical hunch back posture that you normally wouldn’t get until you are in your 80s or 90s. We are even starting to see this kyphotic, hunch posture […]
September 20, 2017 6:10 pm
New research shows that children who are exposed to higher levels of indoor allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by the age of 7. The research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, suggests that exposure to certain allergens early in life, before asthma develops, may have a preventive effect. “We […]
September 20, 2017 2:15 pm
Dear Dr. Universe: Why is the map the way it is?
– Pablo, Spokane, Wash.
Next time you eat an orange, try getting the peel off in one piece. Next, try to flatten out your peel. You’ll likely find it a bit tricky to make something round perfectly flat.
The same is true when we map our three-dimensional world onto a flat surface. It doesn’t work very well. That’s what I found out when I went to visit my friend Rick Rupp, a Washington State University researcher.
Rupp is an expert on geographic information systems, which can help us capture and analyze … » More …
September 19, 2017 11:33 am
Mocha Hazelnut Cupcakes match up an espresso cupcake with Nutella buttercream frosting. Although it’s tempting to skip the cupcakes and just eat Nutella, it’s worth putting everything together. Mocha Hazelnut Cupcakes Makes 12 cupcakes Ingredients: Espresso Cupcakes 1 1/4 C flour 2 t baking powder 1/4 t salt 6 T butter, softened 3/4 C sugar […]
September 19, 2017 6:00 am
Although less common than their canine counterparts in nursing homes, seniors’ residences and hospitals, special needs schools, libraries and day-care centers, the interest in and demand for therapy cats has been growing by leaps and bounds. Whether slowly and rhythmically stroking a cat or cuddling a purring one close, these seemingly simple actions can have […]
September 17, 2017 5:14 am