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Heidi St. John thinks debates need to wait until November is over

Heidi St. John, a Republican running for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, said another candidate’s proposal to hold a radio debate in October was “silly.” She said debating before Clark County’s general election took focus away from other issues. St. John suggested that 2022 debates should be scheduled after November so they can pay […]

Week 7 prep football previews, livestream links and predictions

We were 11-4 on picks last week, moving us to 69-27 (.719) on the season. Here are the picks for Week 7: Union vs. Skyview When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Kiggins Bowl, Discovery MS, 800 E 40th St., Vancouver Broadcast info: TV, Cable Ch. 28/328; Online stream at Vancouver Public Schools YouTube channel. Last week: […]

Stretch For Your Health

As we age, our connective tissue becomes more tight and rigid. So, if we’re already tight, this is going to affect our posture, alignment and risk for injury. Add to this the fact that stretching is the most neglected component of fitness and we’ve got a problem. You see, most people either don’t stretch correctly, […]

Slow Cooker Healthy Hamburger Soup

There’s no better way to chase the chill than with a warm and hearty bowl of soup. Prepared early in the day in your Slow Cooker, it fills the whole house with the soothing, simmering aroma of dinner that’s ready when you are. This Slow Cooker Healthy Hamburger Soup is fast, family-friendly fare. Packed with […]

Fit or Fat

If you’ve been exercising and haven’t lost any weight, do you still experience health benefits? A metanalysis study published in September 2021 in iScience examined hundreds of research studies on weight loss and exercise and this study says YES! If you are an obese individual who exercises, you will lower your chances of dying prematurely […]

Ridgefield, Columbia River 1-2 in state volleyball coaches 2A rankings

Clark County remains the hub of Class 2A high school volleyball, at least according to the most recent rankings released by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association. Unbeaten Ridgefield remains ranked at No. 1 in Class 2A, just as the Spudders were in the coaches’ preseason rankings. Now Ridgefield is joined by 2A Greater St. […]

Leta Meyer to be inducted into Heritage Athletic Hall of Fame at Thursday’s football game

Former Heritage High School athletic director Leta Meyer will be inducted into the Heritage High School Athletic Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony on Thursday’s Evergreen-Heritage football game at McKenzie Stadium. The game is scheduled to kick off at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Meyer will serve as the honorary captain for the Timberwolves. The halftime […]

Week 6 prep football previews, links to livestreams and predictions

We were 12-1 on picks last week, moving us to 58-23 (.716) on the season. Here are the picks for Week 6: Evergreen vs. Heritage When: 4:30 p.m. Thursday Where: McKenzie Stadium, 2205 NE 138th Ave., Vancouver Broadcast info: None. Last week: Evergreen lost to Union 47-27; Heritage lost to Sunset 39-2. Last meeting: Evergreen […]

Can Cats Lie Down on Cue?

Curious as to whether or not YOUR favorite feline can be taught to lie down on cue? According to pet trainers, it’s, paws down, one of the easiest behaviors a cat can learn. As a matter of fact, the more relaxed YOU are, the more relaxed your kitty will be, thereby affording you the optimum […]

Crispy Bacon Brussels with Walnut-Parm Crunch

  It’s not too early. And this year in particular, you don’t want to be too late. Who says Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other special day for that matter, only happens once a year? Why constrain your happiness to one day when you can string the joy out over time. Jump in now on the […]

Full rundown of key moments in Mountain View’s 20-17 win over Kelso

Friday’s night Mountain View-Kelso matchup was such a great game with so many pivotal moments. But with the thrilling end and the milestone victory for Mountain View coach Adam Mathieson, it’s hard to get all those moments into a game story. So here is a rundown of key moments from the Thunder’s 20-17 victory in […]

Week 5 prep football previews, livestream links and predictions

We were 13-4 on picks last week, moving us to 46-22 (.676) on the season. Here are the picks for Week 5:   Battle Ground vs. Camas When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Doc Harris Stadium, 841 NE 22nd Ave., Camas Broadcast info: Online stream on NFHS Network (subscription required) Last week: Battle Ground lost to […]

Understand Your Macronutrients!

Food is comprised of Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats, referred to as your macronutrients, and each is critical to your overall health. The key to achieving results, whether it is weight loss, muscle gain, sports conditioning, improved energy or optimal health, is understanding how much of each macronutrient you should be consuming. Personalize Your Nutrition Plan […]

Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Stir up some smiles this week with a fall treat that lets everyone get in on the pumpkin spice action. Plant based and refined sugar free, these Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Brownies are  a healthy treat you can feel good about eating. Packed with filling fiber from the oats, flax, and pumpkin, plus an added boost […]

Remember the Titans! Union left off WIAA’s first listing of state football RPI rankings

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released the first 2021 Football RPI Rankings on Thursday, and there are two key things fans need to remember. First, the RPI rankings don’t mean anything. The WIAA went to seeding committees to set the state playoff brackets for football a couple of years ago, and the RPI rankings are […]

Week 4 prep football game previews, livestream links and predictions

We were 12-5 on picks last week, moving us to 33-18 (.647) on the season. Here are the picks for Week 4: Union vs. Chiawana When: 6 p.m. Thursday Where: Edgar Brown Stadium, 801 N. 8th Ave., Pasco Broadcast info: None. Last week: Union (2-1) beat Heritage 68-7; Chiawana (2-1) beat Hermiston 44-12 Last meeting: […]

Sitting Is The New Smoking

It seems like a dramatic statement, but many physiologists agree that sitting can be just as dangerous to your health as smoking. First coined by James A. Levine, MD, PhD, Obesity expert and former director of the Mayo Clinic, who claims that “sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is […]

Feline Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis — inflammation of the pancreas – is relatively rare, but recognizing its signs early is essential to any cat’s health. These signs can include lethargy, increased thirst and urination, poor appetite or refusing to eat, dehydration and weight loss. What then, is the pancreas? A small organ tucked between the stomach and intestines, it […]

Pan Seared Pork Chops and Apples with Cider Sauce

It’s official. Time to cozy up and lean in to all things fall. Curl up with some knitting. Pull out your sweaters. Dust off your rolling pin and start baking. But first, let’s make dinner.  These Pan Seared Pork Chops and Apples with Cider Sauce are so easy to make you can have a fancy […]

Boost Your Vaccine!

The CDC is reporting that unvaccinated individuals are 10x more likely to be hospitalized and die from Covid-19. Local hospitals in Clark County are reporting that approximately 90-95% of the patients in our hospitals for Covid-19 are unvaccinated. These stats suggest and health experts agree that getting the vaccine is the most critical step in […]

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