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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2009 file photo, a crop duster sprays a field in Alabama. A study published in the journal Science on Thursday, April 1, 2021 finds that farmers in the U.S. are using smaller amounts of better targeted pesticides, but these are harming pollinators, aquatic insects and some plants far more than decades ago.

Study: Pesticide use falls, but harms pollinators more

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2009 file photo, a crop duster sprays a field in Alabama. A study published in the journal Science on Thursday, April 1, 2021 finds that farmers in the U.S. are using smaller amounts of better targeted pesticides, but these are harming pollinators, aquatic insects and some plants far more than decades ago.

April 11, 2021, 6:54am Business

American farmers are using smaller amounts of better targeted pesticides, but these are harming pollinators, aquatic insects and some plants far more than decades ago, a new study finds. Read story

Kemi Alabi wins First Book Award from poets academy

April 11, 2021, 6:09am Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chicago-based writer and activist has received the First Book Award from the Academy of American Poets. Kemi Alabi’s “Against Heaven” is scheduled for publication in spring 2022. Read story

Jon Stewart

Apple TV Plus announces Jon Stewart’s TV return

Jon Stewart

April 11, 2021, 6:05am Entertainment

When it was announced last year that Jon Stewart, the longtime host of “The Daily Show,” was at last returning to TV for a new series, fans rejoiced. Then they wondered: What is this show going to be? And when can we see it? We still don’t know the exact… Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Neighboring warehouse explosive

April 11, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

My parents owned Starr’s Motel in Portland, right next to a fireworks warehouse. Every year we got free sparklers and boomers. Fun for a kid. Read story

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Gain new perspective on pandemic weight gain

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April 11, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

Writing about food for The Columbian during the pandemic has entertained and delighted me. It’s resulted in heartwarming connections with readers. It’s brought me joy when I’ve re-created special dishes from the past, sparking fond memories of my childhood and reminders of lively meals with friends. Read story

Tom Hanks’ ‘Greyhound’ streaming, up for Oscar

April 11, 2021, 6:00am Entertainment

You have questions. I have some answers. Read story

Check It Out: Ditch gadgets, go retro with reading

April 11, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Did you know that April 11 is National Eight-Track Tape Day? My parents had an eight-track player when I was a kid, and believe it or not, I thought it was pretty cool. I can still hear the “ka-chunk” of the cartridge going into the player and the loud “clicks”… Read story

An adult cougar enjoys some shade in Oregon.

Oregon hikers, take care – you’re in cougar country

An adult cougar enjoys some shade in Oregon.

April 11, 2021, 6:00am Northwest

BEND, Ore. — On a sunny Friday two weeks ago, my oldest daughter, Caroline, and I drove east from Bend to Prineville to hike the Steins Pillar Trail. Read story

Old villain returning in ‘Star Trek: Picard’

April 11, 2021, 5:57am Entertainment

Q is warping back to the final frontier. Read story

Markle, Harry’s first Netflix project set

April 11, 2021, 5:08am Entertainment

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are ready to get back to work. Read story