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This week in Clark County history

February 3, 2023, 5:16am Clark County Life

A weekly look back compiled by the Clark County Historical Museum from The Columbian archives available at columbian.newspapers.com or at the museum. Read story

Actor Bob Odenkirk is kissed during a a news conference after being honored as Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, in Cambridge, Mass.

Hasty Pudding fetes Bob Odenkirk as its 2023 Man of the Year

Actor Bob Odenkirk is kissed during a a news conference after being honored as Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, in Cambridge, Mass.

February 2, 2023, 5:25pm Entertainment

Award-winning actor and bestselling author Bob Odenkirk was feted Thursday as 2023 Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals, which included a roast during which he donned a pink dress over his clothes. Read story

Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 137th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Phil's handlers said that the groundhog has forecast six more weeks of winter.

Groundhog Day: Check out these other forecasting rodents

Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 137th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Phil's handlers said that the groundhog has forecast six more weeks of winter.

February 2, 2023, 4:43pm Life

Rodents predicting weather trends. Why? Read story

In this photo released by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, an excavator makes numerous attempts to free a whale from the shoreline and move it onto Lydgate Beach in Kauai County, Hawaii, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. Scientists suspect the large sperm whale that washed ashore in Hawaii over the weekend may have died from an intestinal blockage because it ate large volumes of plastic, fishing nets, and other marine debris.

Hawaii whale dies with fishing nets, plastic bags in stomach

In this photo released by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, an excavator makes numerous attempts to free a whale from the shoreline and move it onto Lydgate Beach in Kauai County, Hawaii, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. Scientists suspect the large sperm whale that washed ashore in Hawaii over the weekend may have died from an intestinal blockage because it ate large volumes of plastic, fishing nets, and other marine debris.

February 2, 2023, 8:16am Nation & World

A whale that washed ashore in Hawaii over the weekend likely died in part because it ate large volumes of fishing traps, fishing nets, plastic bags and other marine debris, scientists said Thursday, highlighting the threat to wildlife from the millions of tons of plastic that ends up in oceans… Read story

FILE - Writer-director James Gunn, appears at the premiere of "The Suicide Squad," in Los Angeles on Aug. 2, 2021, left, and producer Peter Safran appears at the premiere of "The Conjuring" in Los Angeles on July 15, 2013. Gunn and Safran, co-chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios, debuted their plans for a revamped and newly unified DC Universe of films and television series, including a new Superman film in 2025, a Wonder Woman prequel and a Batman movie that won't star Robert Pattinson. (AP Photo) (Clay Enos/Warner Bros.

DC Studios to revamp comic book empire

FILE - Writer-director James Gunn, appears at the premiere of "The Suicide Squad," in Los Angeles on Aug. 2, 2021, left, and producer Peter Safran appears at the premiere of "The Conjuring" in Los Angeles on July 15, 2013. Gunn and Safran, co-chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios, debuted their plans for a revamped and newly unified DC Universe of films and television series, including a new Superman film in 2025, a Wonder Woman prequel and a Batman movie that won't star Robert Pattinson. (AP Photo) (Clay Enos/Warner Bros.

February 2, 2023, 6:05am Entertainment

James Gunn and Peter Safran know Warner Bros.’ DC film and television franchise has been a mess. Read story

Jacob Crabtree, left, Bianca Flores and Keilene Brown are Enspire Arts' 2022-23 scholarship recipients and arts ambassadors.

Scholarships from Clark County nonprofits boost young artists

Jacob Crabtree, left, Bianca Flores and Keilene Brown are Enspire Arts' 2022-23 scholarship recipients and arts ambassadors.

February 2, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

In a growing area like this one, it’s pretty typical for performers to volunteer their services. They’re motivated by ambition and joy, not by profit. And when it comes to student actors, parents often must pay registration or other fees before their kids can appear in plays staged by local… Read story

Navigator Alexander Belyakov, co-pilot Georgiy Baidukov and pilot Valery Chkalov stand by their plane on June 20, 1937, after completing a record-setting flight in Vancouver.

Who’s performing at the Grammy Awards

February 2, 2023, 6:00am Entertainment

Music’s biggest night returns to Los Angeles as the 65th Annual Grammy Awards hits Crypto.com Arena on Sunday. Read story

Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie (Dustin Franz/AFP/Getty Images)

Concert to honor Robinson, Gordy

Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie (Dustin Franz/AFP/Getty Images)

February 2, 2023, 6:00am Entertainment

How sweet it is: Veteran Motown Records artists Lionel Richie, The Temptations, The Four Tops and The Isley Brothers are all slated to perform Feb. 3 at the 2023 MusiCares Person of the Year fundraising concert at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year’s edition honors Berry Gordy, the founder… Read story

CarlaRae Arneson of Lynnwood grabs a tea press full of fresh tea from Peanut the server robot at Sushi Hana on Jan. 5 in Lynnwood.

Peanut the robot has a song in her H.A.R.T and tea on her tray at Lynnwood sushi restaurant

CarlaRae Arneson of Lynnwood grabs a tea press full of fresh tea from Peanut the server robot at Sushi Hana on Jan. 5 in Lynnwood.

February 2, 2023, 6:00am Latest News

This waitress sings, juggles three trays and pulls 10-hour shifts, diligently and without tips. Read story