Saturday, July 4, 2020
July 4, 2020

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This chili simple, fast, delicious

July 1, 2020, 6:04am Food

Several years ago, my partner and I spent a month in San Antonio, where his family lives. We were both unemployed at the time, so we spent the days driving around the city, exploring and eating all the wonderful food. We consumed a lot of chili. Read story

Thai-style ribs spicy comfort food

July 1, 2020, 6:02am Food

I don’t need food to be hot. But I do like it spicy. Even comfort food. I add chile flakes to pasta, hot sauce to mashed potatoes, black pepper to scrambled eggs. Read story

Pro tips for DIY wedding cake

July 1, 2020, 6:02am Food

Even in a pandemic, folks are getting married. And where there’s a wedding — even a small one in the backyard — there’s usually a cake. Read story

BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

July 1, 2020, 6:00am Entertainment

NEW YORK — The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers, including George Floyd. Read story

Daytime Emmys: ‘Young and Restless’ best drama

July 1, 2020, 6:00am Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — “The Young and the Restless” won best drama at the first virtual Daytime Emmys along with three acting trophies on Friday night, with some winners speaking out about racial injustice. Read story

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ dies

June 30, 2020, 8:47am Entertainment

NEW YORK — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98. Read story

Pandemic pumping up biking interest in Clark County

June 30, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Business

Wave 1 was when the gyms closed. Wave 2 came when the layoffs began. Wave 3 arrived after the stimulus checks went out — and that was all before the start of the sunny weather that typically ushers in the busy summer season. Read story

Honeybees better after bad year

June 30, 2020, 6:02am Life

American honeybee colonies have bounced back after a bad year, the annual beekeeping survey finds. Read story

Virus Diary: Trying to cope while the mind works against you

June 30, 2020, 6:02am Life

JOHANNESBURG — This is for you out there who’ve found it hard to cope with coping. You who dutifully tried meditation, yoga, baking, knitting, plant-rearing and general self-care even before the pandemic and envy the people who embrace them now and seem to get on just fine. Read story

Rose Festival employees to be furloughed, parades officially canceled for 2020

June 29, 2020, 1:47pm Clark County Life

PORTLAND — This time of year, the Portland Rose Festival Foundation should be basking in a post-festival glow, but due to the coronavirus pandemic that upended the 2020 event, the organization is now working to stay afloat. Read story