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Make-Ahead Blackberry Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

Ahhhh, September. The sweet convergence of pickles, pies, and pumpkins. Want to make someone happy? Feed them. Nothing says I love you quite like a home cooked meal. Show some extra kindness to your family and ease those back-to-school mornings with a healthy breakfast. Start by stirring up the fun this weekend with these Make-Ahead […]

Exercises For Runners

Vancouver is home to two very popular running events in the fall, the PeaceHealth AppleTree Marathon, Half & 5K and the Girlfriends Half/10K/5K hosted by Why Racing Events. You will start to see many locals running around town as they train to get ready to challenge themselves to cross the finish line. If you register […]

Week 1 prep football previews and predictions

O’Dea vs. Union When: 4:30 p.m. Friday Where: McKenzie Stadium, 2205 NE 138th Ave, Vancouver Broadcast info: Cable Ch. 28/328; Online at youtube.com/evergreenschooldistrict 2020-21 records: O’Dea 5-2, Union 6-1 Last meeting: First meeting Game notes: O’Dea of Seattle has reached the last four 3A state championship games, winning the 2017 state title. The Irish lost […]

Trump endorses Joe Kent in 2022 election

Former President Donald Trump officially endorsed Joe Kent, a Republican running for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Kent is challenging the incumbent and fellow Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who fell out of Trump’s favor when she crossed party lines and voted to impeach the former president following the Jan. 6 attack on the […]

Showcase game put spotlight on potentially shady Bishop Sycamore football program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a shellacking in a game televised on ESPN revealed an Ohio prep football team wasn’t the top-tier talent it purported to be, the legitimacy of the school itself is now in question. As sports observers wondered how Bishop Sycamore ended up in the game in the first place, Gov. Mike […]

Gazoz

Beautiful to look at, delicious to drink and definitely the most fun to make, gazoz is “a gorgeous, aromatic, colorful, zero-proof beverage of fruit, fizz, flora and fermentation.” A seasonal sparkling drink of the moment, let nature be your guide and create what speaks to you. Fruit and flowers, spices and herbs, syrup and sparkle […]

Herrera Beutler is still against tolls

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, wrote to the Oregon Department of Transportation this week to once again discourage the agency from adopting a tolling or congestion pricing program on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205. “I find it particularly troubling that the tolling proposals presented to the Council seem to expressly target Southwest Washington residents […]

Back to School, Back to YOU!

Kids are back to school so many parents are ready to start focusing on their health and fitness again. It’s a great time to assess your exercise and nutrition plan and establish some goals to improve your overall health. Afterall, if we’ve learned one thing going through this global pandemic, it’s the importance of our […]

Is Kitty Allergic to YOU?

Have you ever observed that your kitty’s allergy symptoms seem to worsen the more time you spend together? Have you ever considered the possibility that she may be allergic to you? While extremely rare, scientists say that cats can indeed be allergic to people, but that our frequent bathing and showering assists in reducing our […]

Chipotle Chicken Nacho Dip

I feel fall. Maybe you do, too. It’s a teensy bit cooler, the days are a bit shorter, and if you stop long enough to notice you can see a few leaves here and there getting ready to put on a show. Summer is winding down.  If you have kids at home, this last week […]

ROCK Your Workouts

No matter if you are camping, hiking, at the beach or just in your backyard, you can give yourself an incredible muscle conditioning workout with just rocks! If you can’t get to the gym or away from your home workout area, it doesn’t mean your workouts have to take a sabbatical. So, no excuses, you […]

Designing Your Weekly Workout Routine

To assure your program is balanced, you should have a workout plan that helps organize your time to assure you’re hitting all key fitness components. So, grab a sheet of paper and section it off into seven columns, one for each day of the week. Using pencil, start to fill in which activities you’ll do […]

What’s the Best Exercise to Get Fit Fast?

What’s better to maximize fitness and fat loss – is it cardio, muscle or both? What cardio exercise brings the best results – is it cycling, rowing, running, swimming, hiking or something else? What muscle conditioning workouts enhance overall fitness best – is it Bootcamp classes, Barre, Yoga, Pilates or traditional weight training? Is High […]

Hiyashi Chuka

Cue the cucumbers, it’s warm out there and you need to adjust accordingly. A cold noodle salad is refreshing on hot days and these Tokyo-inspired cold ramen noodles are a fun way to wrap up this final week of the Olympics. Because you will not be using the seasoning packet, you can use any kind […]

John Blom’s extremely generous benefactors

The National Association of Realtors really, really wants John Blom to win his bid for Vancouver City Council. So much so that they spent more than $160,000 on his behalf ahead of Tuesday’s election. In case it’s unclear, that’s an enormous sum for an odd-year local primary (for context: Blom himself has raised about $24,000 […]

Multitasking Workouts

Juggling work, family, summer and keeping our loved ones safe is making life feel really busy. Not to mention getting ready for back-to-school during a Covid-era and it’s no wonder people are struggling to find the time to workout.  One thing we’ve learned over the last year and a half is the importance of our […]

Hair Loss in Cats

Hair loss in cats, otherwise known as alopecia, can be either partial or complete, according to animal dermatologists. And although it occurs for a variety of reasons, the most common one is skin allergies. Cats may, in the course of their lives, get acquired alopecia, a symptom of a disease, not a disease itself, and […]

Vegan, Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

Fresh Northwest peaches are here, and they are sublime. Eat this very fragile fruit-of-the-moment every way you can. Scatter fresh peach slices over whole grain toast smeared with ricotta, add blackberries and drizzle with honey. Grill peach halves and serve with chicken. Try a Peach Caprese: sliced peaches play well with tomatoes, mozzarella and ribbons […]

For your voting ease: A master list of the 2021 primary election endorsements

Candidate endorsements are often covered piecemeal, with a separate news item every time a notable local organization throws its support behind someone running for office in Clark County. From a voter’s perspective, I don’t think that approach is very useful. If I were sitting down to complete my primary election ballot and staring at a […]

Lift Heavy Things

We have discussed in lengths the benefits of strength training and now, a recent study in May, published in the FASEB journal from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, provides further evidence for picking up some weights. The study results suggest that weight training changes the internal biochemistry of our cells to promote […]

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