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Sharetea owner NaNa Sisakvanich, right, combines vats of black tapioca pearls while Tyme Sisakvanich watches at Sharetea in Hazel Dell. A global shortage in the ingredients that make up the tapioca pearls in boba tea is affecting businesses that serve the colorful drinks.

Clark County boba tea businesses say they’re prepared for ‘pearl’ shortage

Sharetea owner NaNa Sisakvanich, right, combines vats of black tapioca pearls while Tyme Sisakvanich watches at Sharetea in Hazel Dell. A global shortage in the ingredients that make up the tapioca pearls in boba tea is affecting businesses that serve the colorful drinks.

May 12, 2021, 6:02am Business

Bubble tea, boba tea, or pearl tea is a tea-based drink with small round tapioca balls (or pearls) bobbing at the bottom of the cup. This Taiwanese beverage has become increasingly popular in Vancouver. Read story

Lo mein noodles tossed in a spicy peanut sauce get an extra boost from tender chunks of chicken.

Chicken lo mein fast to make, full of flavor

Lo mein noodles tossed in a spicy peanut sauce get an extra boost from tender chunks of chicken.

May 12, 2021, 6:02am Food

I live in a noodle household. Thick, thin, fresh or dried, I probably could eat them every night and never be bored because there are so many sauces and preparations to make them shine. Read story

These creamy chicken enchiladas use chicken soup and sour cream for a cheesy, chicken-y enchilada, with savory flavor from green onions.

The Whole Enchilada: Creamy Chicken Enchiladas simple, satisfying

These creamy chicken enchiladas use chicken soup and sour cream for a cheesy, chicken-y enchilada, with savory flavor from green onions.

May 12, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

As a high schooler, I had a profound bias against any type of restaurant food that my parents tried to re-create at home. Pizza, sweet-and-sour chicken and enchiladas — none of those things, I believed, should be attempted in our residential kitchen. Enchiladas, my teenage brain said, are a cherished… Read story

Marshall Community Center pool to reopen after repair job

May 12, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

The swimming pool at Vancouver’s Marshall Community Center will reopen Monday after a nearly four-month closure. Read story

FILE - Norman Lloyd, executive producer of Hollywood Theater, a series of high-class dramatic shows seen on affiliated stations on the Public Broadcasting Service, poses for a photo on Dec. 26, 1974, in Los Angeles. Lloyd, the distinguished stage and screen actor known for his role as a kindly doctor on TV's "St. Elsewhere," has died at 106. Manager Marion Rosenberg said the actor died Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.

‘Saboteur,’ ‘St. Elsewhere’ star Norman Lloyd dies at 106

FILE - Norman Lloyd, executive producer of Hollywood Theater, a series of high-class dramatic shows seen on affiliated stations on the Public Broadcasting Service, poses for a photo on Dec. 26, 1974, in Los Angeles. Lloyd, the distinguished stage and screen actor known for his role as a kindly doctor on TV's "St. Elsewhere," has died at 106. Manager Marion Rosenberg said the actor died Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.

May 11, 2021, 5:25pm Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Norman Lloyd, whose role as kindly Dr. Daniel Auschlander on TV’s “St. Elsewhere” was a single chapter in a distinguished stage and screen career that put him in the company of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin and other greats, has died. He was 106. Read story

Geophysicist Rebecca Kramer charges batteries for high-precision GPS equipment at USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver late last month. Staff was packing up monitoring gear being shipped to be used in studies of the volcanic system at Yellowstone National Park.

USGS monitors Yellowstone volcano system from Vancouver

Geophysicist Rebecca Kramer charges batteries for high-precision GPS equipment at USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver late last month. Staff was packing up monitoring gear being shipped to be used in studies of the volcanic system at Yellowstone National Park.

May 11, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

As Rebecca Kramer geared up for a summer project to monitor Yellowstone’s volcano system, she was doing prep work in an east Vancouver parking lot. Read story

United Airlines gate agent Emma Watt helps passengers scan their boarding passes for a flight to San Francisco at O'Hare International Airport on June 18.

Back-to-front plane boarding increases COVID-19 risk

United Airlines gate agent Emma Watt helps passengers scan their boarding passes for a flight to San Francisco at O'Hare International Airport on June 18.

May 11, 2021, 6:00am Health

Boarding passengers seated at the back of the aircraft first — a COVID-era change by Delta Air Lines Inc. and others to cut the risk of infection — actually increases the chance of catching the virus by 50 percent, a scientific study showed. Read story

A Minke whale, which was freed on Sunday after it became stuck on Richmond lock's boat rollers but has remained in the Thames, is seen near Teddington Lock in London, Monday, May 10, 2021. A Port of London Authority spokesperson said a whale had never been seen this far up the Thames before, some 95 miles from its mouth.

Minke whale is lost far from home in London’s Thames River

A Minke whale, which was freed on Sunday after it became stuck on Richmond lock's boat rollers but has remained in the Thames, is seen near Teddington Lock in London, Monday, May 10, 2021. A Port of London Authority spokesperson said a whale had never been seen this far up the Thames before, some 95 miles from its mouth.

May 10, 2021, 8:15am Life

LONDON — A young minke whale was lost far from home Monday, trapped in the Thames River upstream of London landmarks after it escaped from rescuers overnight. Maritime authorities were trying to recapture the whale so they could relocate it to safer waters. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, singer Blake Shelton speaks in the press room after winning single of the year award for "God's Country" at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The CMA will provide 4 million meals in cities with large populations of musicians and music industry professionals in partnership with Feeding America, and will also launch a donation challenge to fund  additional meals through its MICS Covid-19 initiative Monday, May 10, 2021. Shelton said he is proud to be part of the initiative and drumming up more support to raise funds for the food banks.

Blake Shelton joins drive to help feed out-of-work musicians

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, singer Blake Shelton speaks in the press room after winning single of the year award for "God's Country" at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The CMA will provide 4 million meals in cities with large populations of musicians and music industry professionals in partnership with Feeding America, and will also launch a donation challenge to fund  additional meals through its MICS Covid-19 initiative Monday, May 10, 2021. Shelton said he is proud to be part of the initiative and drumming up more support to raise funds for the food banks.

May 10, 2021, 8:04am Entertainment

For more than a year now, the state of America’s live music industry has been a grim one. Read story

This image released by HBO shows a scene from the two-part documentary "Crime of the Century," about the opioid epidemic, premiering May 10.

Filmmaker says opioid crisis is ‘The Crime of the Century’

This image released by HBO shows a scene from the two-part documentary "Crime of the Century," about the opioid epidemic, premiering May 10.

May 10, 2021, 6:05am Entertainment

NEW YORK — Not unexpectedly given the subject matter, HBO’s two-part documentary “The Crime of the Century” opens with a body bag. Read story