Month: July 2022

Summer Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Gratin with Herbs

Summer goes by so fast. Just when you really start to get the hang of it, it’s suddenly Labor Day, and before you know it, it’s over. Be sure to make the most of it. Eat fresh and eat seasonal every chance you get. No matter how you say tomato, the season is upon us. […]

Clark County GOP says ranked choice voting not what county needs

Last December, the Clark County Charter Review Commission voted 11-4 to put ranked choice voting on the November 2022 ballot. The charter amendment would apply to county elected officials only. The measure is part of a larger effort by FairVote Washington, a nonpartisan nonprofit based in Bothell that focuses on election reforms. The measure has already […]

Options When You Can’t Do Lunges & Squats

Most diehard gym enthusiasts resort to lunges and squats to train their lower body. However, many new exercisers may find these exercises too challenging and may even experience knee pain when attempting to perform them. Without the ability to lunge or squat though, you will lose the ability to climb stairs, get out of a […]

Trump’s ‘tough cookie’

Poseidon’s trident, Pangu’s ax and King Arthur’s Excalibur wielded a wave of influence in their respective worlds – similar to an endorsement from Donald Trump. At least that is how it was portrayed during Joe Kent’s latest telephone meeting with supporters on Monday, which featured the former president. “With your support and with the support […]

Keep Kitty From Peeing Outside the Litter Box

Frustrated by your favorite feline peeing outside the litter box? Wondering how to prevent it? Because most cats urinate inappropriately for one of two reasons, medical or behavioral, the first step is a visit to your vet. The vet will perform a thorough physical examination of your cat and collect a urine sample to either […]

Cowboy Caviar

The heat is definitely on this week. When it gets this hot, the last place you want to be is the kitchen. Warmer temperatures can definitely wreak havoc with your appetite, not to mention your desire to cook. Make something refreshing and beat the heat with cooling dips that let you eat light. These three […]

Candidate Brett Simpson files suit against Elections Office

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey is facing another lawsuit, this time by the candidate challenging him for his office in the November general election. Candidate Brett Simpson filed suit against Kimsey and Elections Supervisor Cathie Garber Thursday in Clark County Superior Court. Simpson is seeking an injunction to bar the Elections Office from tabulating, recording, […]

Another ‘no’ from JHB on bill to codify protected rights

The U.S. House has observed multiple legislative moves recently to protect vulnerable rights after Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, including the codification of a person’s right to contraception. The Right to Contraception Act, passed Thursday, affirms an individual’s ability to access contraceptives while also ensuring health providers can prescribe them; those who restrict […]

Standing Core

Most people work their core from the floor performing crunches, sit-ups, planks and other variations. The core is extremely important because it’s the foundation for all your movements. When your core is strong that strength radiates out to your extremities allowing you to perform activities of daily living better and enjoy enhanced sports performance. If […]

JHB votes ‘no’ on bill to protect marriage equality

Federal lawmakers are making swift moves to reduce impacts on protected rights in the aftermath of Roe v. Wade being overturned. Among them, Congress members are seeking to protect marriage equality — something Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler voted against. The U.S. House passed the Respect for Marriage Act on Tuesday, an effort to establish federal […]

Pressed Italian Picnic Sandwiches

Clear, sunny skies and fruit and veggies galore, it’s a perfect time to get outdoors and celebrate National Picnic Month. A picnic captures all the joie de vivre that is summer and delivers it in food form. In the park or at the beach, or even in your own back yard, the addition of fresh […]

Voter pamphlet mistake may confuse Cowlitz voters

An error in Cowlitz County’s voter pamphlet may pose a hiccup in a candidate’s attempt to establish familiarity with the region’s voters. The county elections office distributed a misprint of congressional candidate Marie Gluesenkamp Perez’s name, originally written as “Marie Gluesenkamp Kamp.” An updated version can be viewed on Cowlitz County Elections’ webpage, and households […]

5-Minute Gentle Morning Routine

After sleeping all night, it’s a great idea to start your day with some gentle range of motion exercises/stretches to get your blood flowing, wake up your muscles, lubricate your joints and warm your connective tissue. Try the following 5-minute sequence in the morning and make note of how your body feels before and after: […]

Vertigo in Cats

Feline vertigo or feline vestibular disease refers to a sudden, non-progressive disturbance of balance. Capable of affecting cats of all ages, those afflicted with it will become disoriented and nauseous, develop a head tilt (they often lean or fall in the direction of their head tilt), have irregular, jerking eye movements called nystagmus, and even […]

Plum and Blackberry Granola Crisp

Slump, grunt and buckle. It sounds like a grueling exercise routine, but it’s actually what you should do with all the fruit you have on hand this summer. Stone fruits and berries are at the peak of perfection, so now is the perfect time. It doesn’t get any sweeter than this. Here are two recipes […]

Move Everyday

There’s value to doing something active every single day. That doesn’t mean that you need to push yourself or head to the gym every day and that you shouldn’t have recovery days, but you should have intentional movement planned into every single day. Why You Should Have Intentional Movement Planned For Everyday Feel Better Movement […]

Garden Ginger Highball and Seedlip Mary

Beverages are an important part of how we mingle. Non-alcoholic options are getting better, but for many years your only choice was something pink and syrupy sweet that came with an umbrella. Whether you’re trying to support friends who don’t drink, or if you aren’t drinking for whatever reason, there is now a grown-up option […]

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