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Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters get warmer

March 31, 2020, 6:03am Life

PORTLAND, Maine — Climate change is imperiling the world’s largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal collisions between whales and big ships that ply the same waters. Read story

Clark County experts: Art journals offer creative outlet in face of COVID-19

March 31, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Health

When we encounter a work of art that moves us, it’s an inspiration and balm to our spirits. But it turns out that appreciating art isn’t the only thing that’s good for our brains. Making art may be even more important. Read story

Sesame Workshop enlists Elmo, Cookie Monster on hand-washing

March 30, 2020, 7:49pm Entertainment

NEW YORK — Elmo, Rooster and Cookie Monster are doing their part to help keep kids safe as the coronavirus pandemic grinds on. Read story

‘Strega Nona’ author Tomie dePaola is dead at age 85

March 30, 2020, 4:43pm Entertainment

CONCORD, New Hampshire — Tomie dePaola, the prolific children’s author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died Monday at age 85. Read story

Plácido Domingo hospitalized in Mexico with coronavirus

March 30, 2020, 10:39am Entertainment

Plácido Domingo has been hospitalized in Mexico with complications related to COVID-19, Opera News reported on March 28. Read story

Sweet: Peeps production stops, but Easter is taken care of

March 29, 2020, 2:45pm Food

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — No more Peeps are being hatched for at least a couple of weeks — but it shouldn’t affect Easter baskets. Read story

Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

March 29, 2020, 1:57pm Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like “Home” and “Pickup Man,” has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61. Read story

Check It Out: Try eResources other than books

March 29, 2020, 6:15am Clark County Life

Continuing on with last week’s message about free eResources available from the library, I want to let readers and viewers know that in addition to eBooks and eAudiobooks, library card holders also have access to movies, documentaries, TV shows, music, eComics and kids programming through a variety of resources such as Kanopy, Hoopla and Freegal. You can also view recent issues of your favorite, popular magazines digitally on your computer… Read story

Zoos, aquariums livestream animals

March 29, 2020, 6:07am Life

As the COVID-19 virus causes people around the world to stay at home and self-quarantine, popular tourist attractions are being forced to temporarily shut down. However, several zoos and aquariums across the United States are encouraging people to welcome their beloved exotic animals into their homes through online streaming. Read story

Ahrens, Flaherty discuss McNally

March 29, 2020, 6:07am Entertainment

Terrence McNally died on Tuesday from complications related to the novel coronavirus. Lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty, who collaborated with the playwright on the musicals “Ragtime,” “A Man of No Importance” and “Anastasia,” spoke to Times staff writer Ashley Lee on Wednesday, paying tribute to the theater giant in this edited conversation. Read story