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Seared Scallops with Basil Risotto

Grab a taste of the tropics with this breezy basil-pineapple risotto. Topped with meaty, seared scallops, it’s a big impact entree you can make with low impact effort. It’s summer, remember? Don’t stand at the stove stirring! Use your Instant Pot and set as directed below, or if you have a Multi-Cooker with a risotto […]

Working Out When the Temperatures Soar

We have never experienced anything like the record-breaking heat wave we are all living through in the Pacific Northwest. So how do you stay healthy and fit and adhere to your exercise plan when the temperatures are in the 90s and 100s?! Here’s some tips to help you stay on track with your fitness routine […]

The Importance of a “Pet-Nuptial” Agreement

Like a prenuptial agreement, the aptly named “pet-nuptial” (pet custody) agreement can assist you in keeping your cherished feline companion should your current relationship end. Whether you’re divorcing a spouse, breaking up with a partner or moving out on a roommate, if you’ve owned a cat together, gird yourself for a potential battle over the […]

Ginger-Miso Pasta Salad

What would summer be without pasta salad? This Ginger-Miso version is a healthy side dish, but it’s filling enough to be a main. Vegetarian and gluten-free, there is no mayo. Plus, it gets better as it sits, making this dish perfect for picnics.  I used an 8 ounce package of cavatappi shaped chickpea pasta to […]

On running as ‘the Republican candidate’ in a nonpartisan race

The mayor of Vancouver isn’t a partisan position. But one candidate in the running is putting his own partisan affiliation front and center, to the point where it’s the first sentence on the homepage of his campaign website.  “I am the Republican candidate running for the office of Mayor for the City of Vancouver,” Doug […]

Herrera Beutler calls on Inslee to send troops to southern border

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, is calling on Gov. Jay Inslee to deploy Washington state National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. She’s one of the three Republican representatives from Washington state — Herrera Beutler, Spokane’s Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Sunnyside’s Dan Newhouse — who sent a letter to Inslee earlier this week. The […]

Why a fireworks stand will operate without fireworks

An organization in Battle Ground will continue operating its fireworks stand this week with a minor subtraction: fireworks.  The city announced on Monday that it was one of several jurisdictions that will ban the use of fireworks on the Fourth of July holiday due to extremely high fire risk. That initially looked like bad news […]

Blood Pressure in Cats

For people, having our blood pressure checked is always a routine part of an annual physical exam.   But have you ever had your cat’s blood pressure checked?   Do you know what high blood pressure in cats means? Do you know what low blood pressure means? Do you know what to do in either […]

3A Greater St. Helens League coaches all-league boys basketball team

3A Greater St. Helens League boys basketball all-league team, as voted upon and submitted by league coaches MVPs: Austin Lee, sr, Mountain View; Michael Foust, jr., Kelso; Jaden Stanley, sr., Evergreen; Hayden Rose, jr., Prairie FIRST TEAM Austin Lee, sr., Mountain View Michael Foust, jr., Kelso Jaden Stanley, sr., Evergreen Hayden Rose, jr., Prairie Reece […]

2A Greater St. Helens League boys swimming all-league team

The 2A Greater St. Helens League boys swimming all-league team, as selected by league coaches. FIRST TEAM Parker Dangleis, so., 200 free, Hockinson Liam Noftsker, jr., 200 IM, Columbia River Tarik Kurta, fr., 50 free, Fort Vancouver Daniel Ishchuk, sr., 100 fly, Columbia River Parker Dangleis, so., 100 free, Hockinson Kyle Stanton, so., 500 free, […]

2A Greater St. Helens League girls wrestling all-league team

The 2A Greater St. Helens League girls wrestling all-league team, as selected by league coaches. FIRST TEAM Natalie Logan, 105, Washougal Uruwa Abe, 110, Ridgefield Tyla Engstrom, 115, Ridgefield Grace Daley, 120, Washougal Violet Hancock, 130, Washougal Lillian Mucha, 135, Washougal Jordyn Miller, 140, Woodland Kiersten Lees, 155, Washougal Lacey Klopman, 170, Washougal Marcy Navarette, […]

2A Greater St. Helens League boys wrestling all-league team

The 2A Greater St. Helens League boys wrestling all-league team, as selected by league coaches. FIRST TEAM Caleb Davis, 106, Washougal Judeah Sanders, 113, Woodland Gaige Pilot, 120, Woodland Ethan Hsu, 126, Hockinson Joey Blick, 132, Ridgefield Tennyson Kurtz, 138, Columbia River Adam Deeney, 145, Columbia River Luke Hongel, 152, Columbia River Reuben Bisagna, 160, […]

Community Radio for The Blind and Disabled

      Community Growth Radio(CGR)/Northwest Audio Information Service has been serving Clark County/Vancouver Washington since 2013, CGR/NWAISRadio is mainly self-supported tho CGR Radio/NWAIS is NOT a non-profit, but local and community ads are heard on all streams and airtime is donated to small business and always free ads(60 seconds is free to all non-profits, […]

Cat Owners and Rental Properties

Do you own a cat but want to rent an apartment or condo, town home or house?   If so, it’s vital that you’re fully informed before initiating this all-important process.  Why? Because too many cats are either abandoned or surrendered to animal shelters as a result of housing problems encountered by their owners.   […]

Hyperesthesia in Cats

Rather then being a single disease, Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome (FHS) is a set of symptoms that indicates the presence of a dermal, neurological or behavioral problem. The opposite of anesthesia, instead of a LACK of sensation, an affected cat has TOO MUCH sensation in her skin or in the muscles under her skin. Much like […]

Safety First When Visiting the Vet

A cautionary tail: Never put your cat’s carrier on the front seat of your vehicle where it can be crushed and your pet killed by deploying air bags in the case of abrupt braking or an actual collision.   That said, have you ever wondered why, despite there being more cats than dogs in American […]

7 Simple Ways to Celebrate Kitty’s Birthday

There’s no better time to show your favorite feline how important she is than by putting on the proverbial “Ritz” for her birthday. Why not consider “wrapping” these suggestions in festive ribbons of love and making her big day one to remember? Purchase a cat-safe cake. What’s a birthday without a birthday cake? As close […]

Nothing better than spring chinook

A couple of weeks ago, one of my sons and I made a quick trip to Eugene (exhibiting proper social distancing, using masks and doing hand sanitizing) to pick up some bees. We also ordered chinook salmon from Newman’s. (I miss them so much in Portland; best fish monger ever.) Last night, David and I […]

Strain Review: Cookies & Cream from My Weed Bunny

Cookies & Cream is a hybrid strain that was grown by My Weed Bunny (follow them on FB & IG) )a company located in Rainier, WA. Aside from flower they also make concentrates and edibles.

WHAT IF WWE FINISHERS WERE ACTUAL STRAINS? – Mrs. Nice Guy

Little known fact: A lot of wrestling fans are avid tokers. I grew up watching WWF/WWE, it was one of my favorite rituals to enjoy with my pops. Fast forward to me at age 33

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