Garden Life: In winter, form vision for garden's future

There are several times each year when a gardener should envision their garden in a completely different season. In autumn, we plan for the arrival of spring bulbs and plant them in the garden according to that vision. In spring, we often speculate on plants that will carry us into late summer. Winter is a good time to imagine what your garden might look like a full year from now. It's best to keep track of these ideas by forming a plan.

Clark College biology students search for new lifesavers

Wearing a white lab coat and blue nitrile gloves, Ryan Kustusch stood in the front of his biology lab Tuesday at Clark College and instructed his students as they prepared to research new antibiotics.

Senate approves Keystone XL pipeline bill

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.


With both the U.S. Senate and House being controlled by Republicans how much will President Barack Obama get accomplished in his last two years?

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Corks and Forks

Wine low down for Jan 29th and beyond

Weekend highlights: Tonight – Cellar 55, Koi Pond Cellars, Pomeroy Cellars, Rusty Grape Vineyards—Feature


E-cigarette vapor contains hidden formaldehyde

Something for the “gross” file: Researchers have discovered that e-cigarette vapor contains formaldehyde. Researchers


Special Sections

Portrait 2014

Portrait Cover

This year's edition reflects a new approach as we share stories and videos of some of the people who make our county such a special place to live, work, learn and play. More


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