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The drive comes alive with mural stretching along I-5 overpass in downtown Vancouver

July 22, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Vibrant and colorful Pacific Northwest native flowers, fruits, animals and more decorate the East Evergreen Boulevard Interstate 5 overpass. Read story

Bill Maher may stop doing stand-up, but not television

July 22, 2024, 6:04am Entertainment

We’re used to Bill Maher throwing curve balls, but in May he delivered a real doozy. On his podcast, “Club Random,” he told guest Jerry Seinfeld that he may retire… Read story

 

Pets & Wildlife

Female giant panda Xiang Xiang, born in Japan&rsquo;s Ueno Zoo in 2017 and returned to China in 2023, enjoys a birthday treat June 12 at the Bifengxia Panda Base of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Ya&rsquo;an, China. (CAROLINE CHEN/Associated Press)

Panda diplomacy: Biggest winner in China’s loan program is the pandas themselves

China’s panda diplomacy may have one true winner: the pandas themselves.

Science & Technology

People cool off in misters along the Las Vegas Strip on July 7 in Las Vegas. (John Locher/Associated Press)

Rising Mercury Ups Consequences: Researches find links between extreme heat and death and birth rates, test scores

If you’re suffering through another sweltering day this July, the effects of extreme heat may seem painfully obvious. But the fallout from soaring temperatures goes…

Dining Out

FILE - Naomi Pomeroy&#039;s Beast restaurant is shown on Sept. 27, 2013, in Portland, Ore. Naomi Pomeroy, an award-winning chef who helped put Portland, Ore., on the map as a culinary destination, has drowned in an inner tubing accident in the Willamette River, authorities said. She was 49 years old. Pomeroy drowned Saturday, July 13, 2024, near Corvallis after the group she was tubing with got caught on an exposed snag in the water, the Benton County Sheriff&#039;s Office said. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Oregon award-winning chef Naomi Pomeroy drowns in river accident

Naomi Pomeroy, an award-winning chef who helped put Portland, Oregon, on the map as a culinary destination, has drowned in an inner tubing accident, authorities…

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Atala caterpillar&rsquo;s crawl on a native coontie plant.

Rare butterfly is behind ‘mass destruction’ on rare Miami plants. Can both be protected?

Atala caterpillar&rsquo;s crawl on a native coontie plant.

July 22, 2024, 6:00am Life

A small butterfly once thought extinct has staged such a comeback in South Florida that it is now considered a bit of a garden pest — and a persistent problem for a renowned research facility where its caterpillars feast on a curated collection of tropical plants, some of them rarer… Read story

This image released by Netflix shows Ralph Macchio, from left, William Zabka and Yuji Okumoto in the series &ldquo;Cobra Kai.&rdquo; (Curtis Bonds Baker/Netflix via AP)

‘Cobra Kai’ Season 6: Daniel and Johnny fight for the soul of the Valley one last time

This image released by Netflix shows Ralph Macchio, from left, William Zabka and Yuji Okumoto in the series &ldquo;Cobra Kai.&rdquo; (Curtis Bonds Baker/Netflix via AP)

July 21, 2024, 6:05am Entertainment

There are only so many ways to tell the same story and only so many guest stars to bring back from the original movies. That’s always been a challenge for “Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” TV spinoff on Netflix that has now reached its sixth and supersized final season. It’s… Read story

Simone Biles takes a selfie with Suni Lee, left, Hezly Rivera (blocked), Jordan Chiles and Jade Carey, right, at the United States Gymnastics Olympic Trials on Sunday, June 30, 2024, in Minneapolis.

‘Simone Biles Rising’ review: An elite gymnast untangles the twisties

Simone Biles takes a selfie with Suni Lee, left, Hezly Rivera (blocked), Jordan Chiles and Jade Carey, right, at the United States Gymnastics Olympic Trials on Sunday, June 30, 2024, in Minneapolis.

July 21, 2024, 6:00am Entertainment

Ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, where gymnast Simone Biles is set to compete, the two-part Netflix documentary “Simone Biles Rising” focuses on a pivotal event in her athletic career: Pulling out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of the twisties, a term of art describing the disorientation… Read story

Nicole Kidman stars in Stanley Kubrick&#039;s 1999 film &quot;Eyes Wide Shut.&quot; (Warner Bros./Hulton Archive/Getty Images/TNS)

Nicole Kidman on marriage, marijuana and the making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’

Nicole Kidman stars in Stanley Kubrick&#039;s 1999 film &quot;Eyes Wide Shut.&quot; (Warner Bros./Hulton Archive/Getty Images/TNS)

July 21, 2024, 6:00am Entertainment

“Eyes Wide Shut” was Stanley Kubrick’s final film. He died four months before its release. It took its stars — Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Hollywood’s most famous couple — off the market for nearly two years, as what was supposed to be a six-month shoot stretched on indefinitely, to… Read story

This image released by Universal Pictures shows a scene from &ldquo;Twisters.&rdquo; (Universal Pictures via AP)

Into the eye of the storm: Breaking down the climactic movie theater scene of ‘Twisters’

This image released by Universal Pictures shows a scene from &ldquo;Twisters.&rdquo; (Universal Pictures via AP)

July 21, 2024, 6:00am Entertainment

Following the success of his 2020 breakout “Minari” — an intimate, semi-autobiographical drama about a South Korean immigrant family living in 1980s Arkansas that earned six Oscar nominations — Lee Isaac Chung felt ready for a change of pace and a bigger canvas. Read story

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Glen Powell, right, and Daisy Edgar-Jones in a scene from &ldquo;Twisters.&rdquo; (Universal Pictures via AP)

Movie Review: A new generation drives into the storm in rousing ‘Twisters’

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Glen Powell, right, and Daisy Edgar-Jones in a scene from &ldquo;Twisters.&rdquo; (Universal Pictures via AP)

July 21, 2024, 5:32am Entertainment

We have a complex relationship with disaster movies. Just look at the discussion about a “ Twisters “ poster, which became a perfect encapsulation of our love-hate tendencies. Read story

This image released by Netflix shows Ivan Beerkus, right, and Angela Nikolau in a scene from &ldquo;Skywalkers: A Love Story.&rdquo; (Netflix via AP)

‘Skywalkers: A Love Story’ review: Thrill seekers chase love, likes

This image released by Netflix shows Ivan Beerkus, right, and Angela Nikolau in a scene from &ldquo;Skywalkers: A Love Story.&rdquo; (Netflix via AP)

July 21, 2024, 5:28am Entertainment

A pair of influencer daredevils take their love to insane heights in “Skywalkers: A Love Story,” a thrilling documentary that’s part heist movie, part Instagram romance. Read story

Director Brian Tashima, from left, tells actor Lydia Pentz and Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle where to walk for a scene Wednesday during filming of &ldquo;Hold My Beer&rdquo; at the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver.

‘Hold My Beer’ is a love letter to Vancouver from beer-loving author turned filmmaker

Director Brian Tashima, from left, tells actor Lydia Pentz and Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle where to walk for a scene Wednesday during filming of &ldquo;Hold My Beer&rdquo; at the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver.

July 20, 2024, 6:13am Clark County Life

Vancouver author Brian Tashima intends to take viewers on a hero’s journey that begins in the isolation that autism can bring, treks through several friendly Vancouver locations and heads off into the sunset of craft-brewing destiny. Read story