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Actors contribute to Prince Philip’s rich Hollywood history

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… Read story

Clark County’s new poet laureate seeks wisdom

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

When Armin Tolentino and a couple of friends bicycled all the way across the United States in 2007, it was boring in the best possible way, he said. Read story

 

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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

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

Everybody Has a Story: Wedding ring lands rainbow trout

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

Recently, with a friend, I fished for rainbow trout in beautiful Battle Ground Lake. It just so happened to be on the anniversary of my wedding day with my wife Nancy, 63 years ago, at which time I had given her a wedding ring. Read story

The outdoor theatre where the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore., is held is seen in 2018. The famed Shakespeare festival is tentatively planning on having in-person performances in the fall.

Oregon event venues seek path to reopening

The outdoor theatre where the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore., is held is seen in 2018. The famed Shakespeare festival is tentatively planning on having in-person performances in the fall.

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Entertainment

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is tentatively planning to resume in-person performances this fall, welcoming back theatergoers for the first time in well over a year and helping spur the Southern Oregon economy. Read story

Melissa McCarthy as Lydia, left, and Octavia Spencer as Emily in "Thunder Force." (Hopper Stone/Netflix)

6 movies that allow Octavia Spencer to shine

Melissa McCarthy as Lydia, left, and Octavia Spencer as Emily in "Thunder Force." (Hopper Stone/Netflix)

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Entertainment

“Wait. She was in that?” is a comment you’re certain to make if you take a look at Octavia Spencer’s credits. Read story

After seven years' work, George Washington Goethals finished the Panama Canal in 1914, completing a task that stymied two other engineers. He commenced his first real engineering work as a lieutenant at the Vancouver Barracks, and performed many routine duties, including planning the headquarters building, designing the new post cemetery, mapping telegraph lines and creating tables marking the distances between Department of the Columbia posts. This photo was taken before his death in 1928.

Clark County History: Vancouver’s historical connection to Panama

After seven years' work, George Washington Goethals finished the Panama Canal in 1914, completing a task that stymied two other engineers. He commenced his first real engineering work as a lieutenant at the Vancouver Barracks, and performed many routine duties, including planning the headquarters building, designing the new post cemetery, mapping telegraph lines and creating tables marking the distances between Department of the Columbia posts. This photo was taken before his death in 1928.

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Maybe his middle name, Washington, foretold George W. Goethals’ (1858-1928) assignment to the Vancouver Barracks during 1882-1884. As the sole engineer under ill-tempered Brig. Gen. Nelson Miles, district commander, he was expected to be the Columbia District’s engineering mastermind. The recent West Point graduate faced large swaths of unmapped land… Read story

Two supermoons on the rise this spring

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Life

Skies in the Pacific Northwest have started to clear, which should bode well for stargazers hoping to catch the supermoons coming this season. Read story

Ehrenreich among PEN award winners

April 18, 2021, 5:12am Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Ehrenreich, Ross Gay and Michael X. Wang are among the winners of prizes from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. Read story