Garden Life: Roses can maintain appeal far beyond summer

Most of us think of roses only as late spring- and summer-flowering plants, but many rose bushes have much more to offer the year-round garden. Before you fill your garden with roses that have nothing to offer but spring flower power, consider roses that have the additional interest of colored bark, decorative thorns and rose hips in winter.

Market Fresh Finds: Tomatoes Rule

Tomato season is here! Freshly harvested tomatoes, warmed by the sun and straight off the vine are incomparable when eaten fresh.

Bleu Door Bakery does Vancouver proud

Bleu Door Bakery has established a reputation of producing high-quality fresh pastries and breads available with walk-up service using its unique Express window. The bakery recently expanded its offerings to include breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch by adding indoor dining.

Things to Do

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Kitchen space at a premium in Clark County

Once a week, aspiring restaurateur Carmen McKibben spends several hours chopping tomatoes, chili peppers and onions for the fresh salsas that adorn the Sonoran hot dogs she slings at the Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market every Saturday.

Colbert's first-week guest list includes Clooney, Bush, Schumer

Stephen Colbert has lined up an eclectic mix of guests for his first week as host of "Late Show," with A-list movie stars, musicians, tech entrepreneurs and at least one presidential candidate.

Lack of foot traffic hurts My Farmers Market in La Center

LA CENTER — When La Center's 2015 budget was finalized, no funds were allocated for a city-sponsored farmers market. But instead of leaving the city without one, Lori Deschand, 61, of Ridgefield decided to start her own.

Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins — the continent's only species of the flightless bird — are at risk of extinction.

Kanye West: a creative genius?

Anyone who's glanced at a tabloid recently knows Kanye West as a flashy rapper who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian. But "Kanye West: God & Monster" by Mark Beaumont argues West's talent and influence stretch well past the gossip headlines.

Faith community to brainstorm ideas to address housing

Churches are considering the ways they could help low-income renters faced with Clark County's rising rents and low vacancy rates. Members of the faith community are gathering Saturday morning to talk about potential solutions to the area's affordable housing shortage.


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