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-This photo provided by Tabitha Persaud shows Isalyne Persaud, left, Ivan Persuad, middle, and Immit Persuad, right, watch a concert featuring reggae artist Kolohe Kai from their home in Kailua, Hawaii on Aug. 21, 2020. Internationally renowned ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and singer Kimie Miner, one of the most popular artists in Hawaii right now, were among the other headliners of recent online concerts for a Hawaii elementary school.

Star power helps uplift, connect Hawaii elementary school

-This photo provided by Tabitha Persaud shows Isalyne Persaud, left, Ivan Persuad, middle, and Immit Persuad, right, watch a concert featuring reggae artist Kolohe Kai from their home in Kailua, Hawaii on Aug. 21, 2020. Internationally renowned ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and singer Kimie Miner, one of the most popular artists in Hawaii right now, were among the other headliners of recent online concerts for a Hawaii elementary school.

October 19, 2020, 6:02am Entertainment

HONOLULU — Some of Hawaii’s most popular musical artists have appeared before an unlikely audience — a small elementary school on Oahu’s windward coast. Read story

The Storey Burn Trail runs through the Tillamook State Forest in Oregon's Coast Range, near the start of the original Tillamook Burn fire in 1933.

Hiking through the Tillamook Burn: An Oregon forest recovers, decades after devastating fires

The Storey Burn Trail runs through the Tillamook State Forest in Oregon's Coast Range, near the start of the original Tillamook Burn fire in 1933.

October 18, 2020, 12:45pm Latest News

It’s quiet in the Coast Range forest, the morning mist giving way to blue sky, sun cresting the hilltops and filtering in through the trees. Read story

Basil Dhanens is shown with a biplane in 1931 that he probably built in his garage near today's Highway 99 and 78th Street. He was also a one-man water department and airport operator. A Belgian immigrant, pilot, weatherman and entrepreneur, he was so popular that Hazel Dell almost changed its name to Basilville.

Clark County History: Hazel Dell Airport

Basil Dhanens is shown with a biplane in 1931 that he probably built in his garage near today's Highway 99 and 78th Street. He was also a one-man water department and airport operator. A Belgian immigrant, pilot, weatherman and entrepreneur, he was so popular that Hazel Dell almost changed its name to Basilville.

October 18, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

A garage, an airport, a well and a weather station almost changed the name of Hazel Dell. As a youthful Belgian immigrant, Basil Dhanens (1894-1972), traveled across the country to live with Clark County relatives on their farm. Arriving at Portland’s Union Station, he possessed $1.50, black bread, a sausage… Read story

Tina Fey as Gov. Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Sen. Hillary Clinton.

7 best political impressions on ‘SNL’

Tina Fey as Gov. Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Sen. Hillary Clinton.

October 18, 2020, 6:03am Entertainment

Jim Carrey temporarily joining the the cast of “Saturday Night Live” to portray Joe Biden has me reflecting on my favorite impersonations of politicians in the show’s 45-year history: Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Walk to traps could have ended badly

October 18, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

I was born on Dec. 2, 1931, on a small farm north of Parkrose, Ore., about a half of a mile from the Columbia River on Holman Street. For some reason Holman Street now is closer to the Columbia River. Read story

What French song is used in a recent Allstate ad?

October 18, 2020, 6:02am Entertainment

You have questions. I have some answers. Read story

Check It Out: Finding comfort in favorite authors

October 18, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

I have a confession to make: I’m struggling with today’s column. This year has been challenging, to say the least, but a recent event feels — at the moment — like the most challenging thing of all. In case you haven’t heard, a main water line broke next to the… Read story

Conchata Ferrell arrives at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 16, 2007, in Los Angeles. Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on "Two and a Half Men," has died. She was 77.

Conchata Ferrell an actor you wanted to see in everything

Conchata Ferrell arrives at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 16, 2007, in Los Angeles. Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on "Two and a Half Men," has died. She was 77.

October 18, 2020, 6:01am Entertainment

When I read that Conchata Ferrell had died, I was suddenly, deeply and surprisingly sad. Read story

Jim and Ceci Mains' preparations for a pandemic-safe Halloween include 6-foot distance markers and a 20-foot candy slide at their home in west Vancouver.

Clark County families keeping Halloween safe, sweet

Jim and Ceci Mains' preparations for a pandemic-safe Halloween include 6-foot distance markers and a 20-foot candy slide at their home in west Vancouver.

October 18, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The treats haven’t changed, but it’s a much trickier world out there this fall. Look no further than the potential swapping of microscopic breath particles as people open their doors, shriek with fake fright and distribute candy to gasping, giggling youngsters. Read story

Fall best time to control slugs, their eggs

October 17, 2020, 6:13am Life

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Just as we begin to think about wrapping things up in the garden for the season, slugs slither out of their homes underground to lay their eggs for next year. Read story