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Nostalgic picks for holiday gifts

November 27, 2020, 6:00am Entertainment

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, nostalgia continues to be essential pop culture comfort food. Consider these DVD picks, all out Dec. 1, for anyone on your gift-giving list (or yourself). Read story

The perfect social distancing activity, the Christmas Ships Parade will float again this year.

Pandemic can’t quash Clark County’s Christmas spirit

The perfect social distancing activity, the Christmas Ships Parade will float again this year.

November 27, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The lighting of the Christmas tree in Esther Short Park passed without fanfare because pandemic safety measures forced cancellation of the usual downtown Vancouver festivities. You can still find plenty of holiday cheer in local celebrations of the lights, sights and music that make this season so beautiful. Here’s a… Read story

Lonnie Thompson, left, and Ellen Mosley-Thompson, paleoclimatologists in their ice core freezer at the Byrd Polar Climate and Research Center at Ohio State University.

Ohio ice core collection at risk for damage

Lonnie Thompson, left, and Ellen Mosley-Thompson, paleoclimatologists in their ice core freezer at the Byrd Polar Climate and Research Center at Ohio State University.

November 26, 2020, 2:45pm Nation & World

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The history of the world is carefully documented and kept in a freezer at Ohio State University. Read story

Jim Howard, a drama teacher at Westwood, Mass., High School, center, stands with his student actors outside the school's auditorium after working on their virtual performance of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."  From left are Ryan Kaplan, who portrays the friar, Lucy Vitali, who portrays Juliet, Howard, Cassidy Hall, who portrays the nurse, and Alex Mansour, who portrays Romeo.

Students put spin on ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Jim Howard, a drama teacher at Westwood, Mass., High School, center, stands with his student actors outside the school's auditorium after working on their virtual performance of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."  From left are Ryan Kaplan, who portrays the friar, Lucy Vitali, who portrays Juliet, Howard, Cassidy Hall, who portrays the nurse, and Alex Mansour, who portrays Romeo.

November 26, 2020, 12:59pm Entertainment

WESTWOOD, Mass. — “Parting is such sweet sorrow” — especially for a theater troupe hoping to stage a live performance of “Romeo and Juliet” in the middle of a pandemic that has closed schools and required social distancing. Read story

Chobe the lioness, who was rescued from “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s Oklahoma facility in 2018 and now lives at the WildCat Ridge Sanctuary in Scotts Mills, was brought in for a CT scan at the Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oregon State University.

Lioness originally from “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s park gets surgery at OSU

Chobe the lioness, who was rescued from “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s Oklahoma facility in 2018 and now lives at the WildCat Ridge Sanctuary in Scotts Mills, was brought in for a CT scan at the Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oregon State University.

November 26, 2020, 8:44am Latest News

A lioness previously rescued from “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s big cat park was treated for a uterine infection at Oregon State University on Monday. Read story

Seattle startup joins NASA-sponsored moon-rover team

November 26, 2020, 6:05am Life

SEATTLE — One could never call a lunar rover sleek. Typically weighing hundreds of pounds, they’re studded with solar panels, sensors, cameras and robotic arms. They carry heavy nuclear-powered heaters to help them survive the moon’s frigid, 14-day-long lunar night. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Plenty to share with turkey jackpot

November 26, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

My dad, Deemer Fryberger, bought a ticket for a turkey raffle from the fire department in Washougal when I was about 10 years old, in 1942. He also entered a drawing for a turkey at the grocery store where we did business. And then he bought a ticket for a… Read story

A playbook sits next to a telephone Dec. 23 in the NORAD Tracks Santa center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Virus won’t stop Santa tracking

A playbook sits next to a telephone Dec. 23 in the NORAD Tracks Santa center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo.

November 26, 2020, 6:02am Entertainment

WASHINGTON — Children of the world can rest easy. The global pandemic won’t stop them from tracking Santa Claus’ progress as he delivers gifts around the globe on Christmas Eve. Read story

Prayer flags flutter in the breeze at Mount Everest.

Scientists find plastic fibers in Mount Everest snow samples

Prayer flags flutter in the breeze at Mount Everest.

November 26, 2020, 6:00am Nation & World

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Scientists have identified the highest instance of microplastics ever found on Earth, near the summit of Mount Everest. Read story

Ridgefield artist Jennifer Williams, left, discusses her painting "Tatoosh" with studio visitors Ann Cavanaugh and Barrie Copeland on a recent Saturday. Williams, an organizer of the annual Clark County Open Studios tour that got canceled this year, has signed up with Artists Sunday, a nationwide campaign to promote local artists online. She's also starting to book private visits with patrons, as seen here.

Online-only Artists Sunday connects Clark County crafters, artists with patrons

Ridgefield artist Jennifer Williams, left, discusses her painting "Tatoosh" with studio visitors Ann Cavanaugh and Barrie Copeland on a recent Saturday. Williams, an organizer of the annual Clark County Open Studios tour that got canceled this year, has signed up with Artists Sunday, a nationwide campaign to promote local artists online. She's also starting to book private visits with patrons, as seen here.

November 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Last year’s self-guided Clark County Open Studios tour of local artists’ private workshops and galleries was the best-attended, biggest-selling outing in the event’s history, according to organizer Jennifer Williams. Read story