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Careful use of pesticides is crucial to valuable pollinators

March 28, 2020, 6:02am Life

Chemicals are routinely applied around residential landscapes to kill insect pests and troublesome weeds, but many are indiscriminate and devastate pollinators in the process. Read story

French priests master livestream service amid virus

March 28, 2020, 6:00am Churches & Religion

MARSEILLE, France — Recent restrictions on gatherings in France to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus have forced religious communities to adapt the way they express their faith. Read story

Gardening with Allen Wilson: Fertilize twice in spring, two months apart for greener lawn

March 28, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

My neighbors have greener lawns than I do. Should I fertilize my lawn now to make it green up faster? Read story

Energy Adviser: Customer service portal is beneficial

March 28, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have disrupted life’s routines for just about everyone in Clark County. As individuals the impacts on our lives range from inconvenience to incredible hardship; for all of us things are far from normal right now. Read story

Leave anxiety behind and be open to today

March 28, 2020, 5:48am Churches & Religion

“Do not worry, do not be anxious” are messages found in Christian scripture. Say that to me and it’s like saying “don’t think about elephants.” But I’ve come to realize the difference between concern and worry. Read story

Students write letters to assisted-living residents

March 28, 2020, 5:06am Churches & Religion

The first-grade classes at Eugene Field Elementary School in Park Ridge, Ill., spent Thursday writing letters to residents of an assisted living facility a few blocks away. Read story

Oregon Zoo welcomes new beaver

March 27, 2020, 12:49pm Life

The Oregon Zoo has added a second beaver to its menagerie, welcoming Maple earlier this month to its facilities in the West Portland hills. Read story

Oregon Shakespeare Festival lays off staff, delays season reopening to September

March 27, 2020, 12:49pm Entertainment

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the latest institution to make tough financial decisions amid the coronavirus outbreak and ensuing economic downturn. Read story

‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ actor Mark Blum, 69, dies from COVID-19 complications

March 27, 2020, 12:48pm Entertainment

Mark Blum, the actor known for roles in “Crocodile Dundee” and “Desperately Seeking Susan,” has died from complications of COVID-19. He was 69. Read story

Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

March 27, 2020, 9:39am Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters’ concerns and help families weather the crisis, the channel said Friday. Read story