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Parton, Oh, Biles and teachers named ‘People of the Year’

December 1, 2021, 1:10pm Entertainment

People magazine has named Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor Sandra Oh, country icon Dolly Parton and the nation’s teachers as its “2021 People of the Year.” Read story

Lummi Nation declares disaster after invasive crab arrives

December 1, 2021, 8:03am Latest News

The Lummi Indian Business Council has passed a resolution declaring a disaster after more than 70,000 European green crab — an invasive species — were captured and removed from the… Read story

 

Pets & Wildlife

The gray wolf OR-93, shown near Yosemite National Park in February, traveled from Oregon to Southern California in search of territory and female mates. OR-93 was struck and killed this month in a vehicle accident near Interstate 5 in Lebec in Kern County. (Austin Smith/Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs/TNS)

The epic journey of gray wolf OR-93 comes to a tragic end near California interstate

Wolf advocates across the nation were brooding over the bad news this week: The epic journey of a lone gray wolf that ventured from Oregon…

Science & Technology

School students use a mobile app at the ancient site of Olympia, southwestern Greece, on Nov. 10. (Photos by Thanassis Stavrakis/Associated Press)

Technology brings ancient Olympics to life

What would it be like to walk around the ancient religious sanctuary of Olympia when the Olympic Games were held?

Dining Out

The much-anticipated smash burger restaurant hit the spot!, <a href="https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/aug/19/hit-the-spot-smash-burgers-soon-to-be-available-in-vancouvers-uptown-village/">set to open in Uptown Village</a>, is changing its plan after lease negotiations fell through. (The Columbian files)

Hit the spot! cancels lease for Uptown Village spot after supply snags

The much-anticipated smash burger restaurant hit the spot!, set to open at Uptown Village, is changing its plan after lease negotiations fell through.

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Carlos Santana has heart procedure, cancels December shows

December 1, 2021, 7:02pm Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Carlos Santana has successfully undergone a heart procedure and is canceling several Las Vegas shows planned for December. Read story

In Leavenworth, buildings are bedecked with wooden beams, family crests and gingerbread trim — or the trompe l’oeil version of them.

To reduce tourist rush hour, Leavenworth makes changes to annual Christmas lights festival

In Leavenworth, buildings are bedecked with wooden beams, family crests and gingerbread trim — or the trompe l’oeil version of them.

December 1, 2021, 7:42am Latest News

Leavenworth, the Bavarian-style alpine village tucked into the Central Cascades, is renowned for a few things: gorgeous scenery, mountain hikes, buildings that appear to have been airlifted from a German postcard, its Christmas lights and its Oktoberfest. Read story

Chicken Schnitzel frying in oil.

Chicken schnitzel is perfect for Hanukkah

Chicken Schnitzel frying in oil.

December 1, 2021, 6:05am Food

It wouldn’t be Hanukkah without fried foods like potato pancakes (latkes), jelly doughnuts (sufganiyot) and chicken schnitzel. These foods are prepared and eaten throughout the holiday to celebrate the Jewish victory over a tyrant king and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. As the legend goes, a small quantity… Read story

Don't wait for a popup or until somebody opens a nostalgia-driven French bread pizzeria -- make your own, maybe even better than you remember.

Comfort-food favorite French bread pizza is back

Don't wait for a popup or until somebody opens a nostalgia-driven French bread pizzeria -- make your own, maybe even better than you remember.

December 1, 2021, 6:04am Food

SEATTLE — Mention French bread pizza, and people have feelings. The reason is right there on the Stouffer’s French Bread Pizza box, below the cozy logo of the name inside the outline of a pot: “Celebrating 40 Years,” it says in a cursive flourish, and, elsewhere, “Back to the Taste… Read story

This image released by Milk Street shows a recipe for Asian roasted pork shoulder with turmeric and lemon grass.

Aromatic spice paste enlivens Balinese pork

This image released by Milk Street shows a recipe for Asian roasted pork shoulder with turmeric and lemon grass.

December 1, 2021, 6:04am Food

Whether it’s an entire spit-roasted pig or the more accessible skillet-braised shoulder, pork frequently is the focus of feasts during religious festivals in Bali, a pocket of Hindu tradition in majority-Muslim Indonesia. Read story

How to keep pirates away from your porch

December 1, 2021, 6:03am Life

Kennewick — Porch pirates already are out cruising neighborhoods and looking for easy marks as packages are left on doorsteps. Read story

Plates of potato pancakes, or latkes, are displayed in New York in August 2020. Latkes are the food most traditionally associated with Hanukkah. There are all kinds of modern variations using other vegetables and other toppings. (Cheyenne M.

Hanukkah’s potato latkes continue the holiday feasting

Plates of potato pancakes, or latkes, are displayed in New York in August 2020. Latkes are the food most traditionally associated with Hanukkah. There are all kinds of modern variations using other vegetables and other toppings. (Cheyenne M.

December 1, 2021, 6:03am Food

From turkey and cranberry sauce straight to potato pancakes in one weekend. Not bad! Read story

Latkes with Mexican twist blend cultures

December 1, 2021, 6:02am Food

Latkes — potato pancakes — are traditional fare during the eight-day Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which this year ends on Dec. 6. Fried foods are symbolic of the small amount of oil that miraculously kept the ancient menorah burning for eight days instead of just one, more than 2,000 years… Read story