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Post harvest scientist Fang Tham measures the force needed to puncture a chayote with a penetrometer at Hazel Technologies in Chicago on November 15, 2019. This measurement helps determine the quality of the fruit.

This food tech startup wants to keep the world’s bananas and avocados fresher longer

Post harvest scientist Fang Tham measures the force needed to puncture a chayote with a penetrometer at Hazel Technologies in Chicago on November 15, 2019. This measurement helps determine the quality of the fruit.

April 18, 2021, 10:30am Business

Hazel Technologies, a Chicago-based startup that created a small drop-in packet to keep bananas and other produce from turning prematurely brown, is starting to produce a lot of green. Read story

‘Critical for HUD to act’: agency watchdog says public housing tenants need radon protections

April 18, 2021, 9:30am Northwest

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has failed to ensure residents living in public housing are protected from exposure to radioactive gas, the agency’s independent watchdog determined this week, confirming findings from a 2019 investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive. Read story

Rows of conifers grow in a greenhouse at the Webster Forest Nursery, operated by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Washington produces about 8 million seedlings a year for reforestation on state and private lands, but many other states have closed nurseries or cut production in recent years, leaving small forest owners without a crucial supply of trees.

States, including Oregon and Washington, are growing fewer trees. Forest owners say that’s a problem

Rows of conifers grow in a greenhouse at the Webster Forest Nursery, operated by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Washington produces about 8 million seedlings a year for reforestation on state and private lands, but many other states have closed nurseries or cut production in recent years, leaving small forest owners without a crucial supply of trees.

April 18, 2021, 9:30am Latest News

When wildfires ripped through Oregon last Labor Day, they burned huge swaths of forest, including 63,000 acres of smaller, private lands. Read story

2020’s top banned books

April 18, 2021, 6:05am Entertainment

As recently as 2010, the award-winning teen novel “Looking for Alaska” topped the American Library Association’s list of books most often challenged by parents and community members, thanks largely to a single sex scene. Read story

This image provided by General Motors shows the GM Logo.   The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what was a festering conflict into the spotlight because automakers want to pay less. The union says in a statement about GM's announcement Friday, April 16, 2021 that it would build a second U.S. battery plant that the company has a "moral obligation" to pay the higher wages.

Union presses GM to pay full wages at electric vehicle plants

This image provided by General Motors shows the GM Logo.   The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what was a festering conflict into the spotlight because automakers want to pay less. The union says in a statement about GM's announcement Friday, April 16, 2021 that it would build a second U.S. battery plant that the company has a "moral obligation" to pay the higher wages.

April 18, 2021, 6:05am Business

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight. Read story

Check it Out: Poetry perfect for any age; celebrate Poetry Month

April 18, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

April is National Poetry Month Read story

The First Embrace, shows Rosa Luzia Lunardi, 85, embraced by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza, at Viva Bem care home, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Aug. 5, 2020. The photo won the World Press photo of the year.

Coronavirus hug image wins press award

The First Embrace, shows Rosa Luzia Lunardi, 85, embraced by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza, at Viva Bem care home, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Aug. 5, 2020. The photo won the World Press photo of the year.

April 18, 2021, 6:05am Nation & World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A photo symbolizing “love and compassion” of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent “hug curtain” was named the World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday. Read story

In Our View: President on right track with infrastructure plan

April 18, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

The president was right. A huge investment in infrastructure is needed to restore American greatness: “It should be VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars, and be focused solely on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country!” Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Vancouver is on track for its driest April ever

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

April 18, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Did you enjoy the 80-degree day Saturday? At 2:53 p.m., Vancouver reached that magic temperature for the first time this year. At 5 p.m., the high reached 83 degrees, just short of the record 85 degrees in 1897. Friday was close but topped out at 79 degrees, while many of… Read story

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II and Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip in the third season of Netflix's "The Crown." (Sophie Mutevelian/Netflix/TNS)

Actors contribute to Prince Philip’s rich Hollywood history

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II and Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip in the third season of Netflix's "The Crown." (Sophie Mutevelian/Netflix/TNS)

April 18, 2021, 6:02am Entertainment

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh — who died at 99 — spent most of his life as a stalwart companion to his bride, who became Queen Elizabeth II unexpectedly upon her father’s death in 1952. Through those many years, in addition to several documentaries where he appeared as himself, the… Read story