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As researchers look to bring back the woolly mammoth, a prized specimen from Spokane County still stands in Chicago

October 18, 2021, 6:05am Life

CHICAGO — Walking through the Field Museum’s Evolving Planet exhibit, a museum visitor can see how the world has changed during the last 4.5 billion years. Read story

Dick Boushey, owner of Boushey Vineyards in the Yakima Valley, harvests grapes on Aug, 31, 2021. Boushey has been growing wine grapes in Yakima and Benton counties for more than 40 years. (Matt M.

Washington wineries considering dramatic changes for climate change

Dick Boushey, owner of Boushey Vineyards in the Yakima Valley, harvests grapes on Aug, 31, 2021. Boushey has been growing wine grapes in Yakima and Benton counties for more than 40 years. (Matt M.

October 18, 2021, 6:02am Food

Dick Boushey has been growing wine grapes in Yakima and Benton counties for more than 40 years. The 70-year-old Boushey and his employees grow 23 grape varieties on vineyards stretching over 295 acres. Read story

Our COVID cocoon: The parents aren’t alright (but help may be coming)

October 18, 2021, 6:02am Life

HELENA, Mont. — My unvaccinated 7-year-old son began hacking and sneezing in late September as the hospitals in our home state of Montana started buckling under the latest COVID surge. I took him to get tested when his symptoms wouldn’t go away. Read story

Jeff Stanford at an exhibit of coprolite (fossilized dinosaur droppings) at the Orlando Science Center on Oct. 12, 2021. The center currently has on display more than a dozen poop specimens, including the Guinness World Record holder of the largest fossilized excrement from a carnivore ever found. Just one example of unusual items that have insurance policies to protect them. (Stephen M.

Dinosaur poop, drones and butlers are among unusual things insured in Florida

Jeff Stanford at an exhibit of coprolite (fossilized dinosaur droppings) at the Orlando Science Center on Oct. 12, 2021. The center currently has on display more than a dozen poop specimens, including the Guinness World Record holder of the largest fossilized excrement from a carnivore ever found. Just one example of unusual items that have insurance policies to protect them. (Stephen M.

October 18, 2021, 6:02am Life

ORLANDO, Florida — At more than 26 inches long and 20-plus pounds, Barnum is the world record holder for the largest recorded pieces of feces ever made by a carnivore, laid by a Tyrannosaurus rex as much as 70 million years ago. Read story

This image released by CBS shows Utkarsh Ambudkar, foreground left, and Rose McIver in a scene from the comedy series "Ghosts."  (Cliff Lipson/CBS via AP) (Bertrand Calmeau/CBS)

Sitcom ‘Ghosts’ combines misfit spirits, feel-good charm

This image released by CBS shows Utkarsh Ambudkar, foreground left, and Rose McIver in a scene from the comedy series "Ghosts."  (Cliff Lipson/CBS via AP) (Bertrand Calmeau/CBS)

October 18, 2021, 6:02am Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The title seems to be a dead giveaway, but there’s more to the new comedy “Ghosts” than things that go bump in the night. Read story

LEFT: Head cider maker Andrew Byers poses for a portrait at Finnriver Farm and Cidery in Chimacum, Washington on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. CENTER: An apple with likely sunburn at Finnriver Farm and Cidery. According to Byers, there are too many variables to say for certain what harms or affects apple growths. RIGHT: Byers peers into a box of Perry pears while sipping some cider near the end of the day.

Climate change forces Washington apple cider industry to adjust

LEFT: Head cider maker Andrew Byers poses for a portrait at Finnriver Farm and Cidery in Chimacum, Washington on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. CENTER: An apple with likely sunburn at Finnriver Farm and Cidery. According to Byers, there are too many variables to say for certain what harms or affects apple growths. RIGHT: Byers peers into a box of Perry pears while sipping some cider near the end of the day.

October 18, 2021, 6:00am Food

Something is off with Andrew Byers’ apples. Read story

Sandy Russo, Ry Russo-Young, Tom Steel, Cade Russo-Young and Robin Young in a family photograph from "Nuclear Family." (Courtesy HBO/TNS)

How one family weathered the ‘terrifying’ spotlight of an HBO documentary

Sandy Russo, Ry Russo-Young, Tom Steel, Cade Russo-Young and Robin Young in a family photograph from "Nuclear Family." (Courtesy HBO/TNS)

October 18, 2021, 6:00am Entertainment

Robin Young and Sandy Russo wanted to start a family of their own when it was virtually unheard of for same-sex parents to raise children together. Read story

Sam Christie, (right) of UC Davis Oiled Wildlife Care Network releases a ruddy duck, and Kylie Clatterbuck, (left) of International Bird Rescue releases an eared grebe, into Huntington Harbor on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. The two birds were picked up during the recent oil spill off of Huntington Beach shores and rehabilitated.

Cleansed of oil, birds harmed by Orange County spill take flight in Huntington Beach

Sam Christie, (right) of UC Davis Oiled Wildlife Care Network releases a ruddy duck, and Kylie Clatterbuck, (left) of International Bird Rescue releases an eared grebe, into Huntington Harbor on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. The two birds were picked up during the recent oil spill off of Huntington Beach shores and rehabilitated.

October 17, 2021, 4:30pm Nation & World

LOS ANGELES — On Oct. 3, the first winged victim of the Orange County oil spill washed ashore in Newport Beach. Its white and light-brown feathers were caked with black crude. Cold, oily water had seeped through its down and onto its skin. Read story

A sign warns motorists of the closure of Sequoia National Park as the KNP Complex fire threatens the area on Sept. 15, 2021 in Three Rivers, California.

‘Running out of options’: Fight to protect giant sequoias has gotten experimental

A sign warns motorists of the closure of Sequoia National Park as the KNP Complex fire threatens the area on Sept. 15, 2021 in Three Rivers, California.

October 17, 2021, 10:30am Nation & World

As flames from the KNP Complex threatened to race up a steep slope toward the remote Muir Grove of giant sequoias, officials at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks had to think fast. Read story

The ???Seinfeld??? gang at its favorite diner.

Check out the 5 greatest ‘Seinfeld’ episodes to savor on Netflix

The ???Seinfeld??? gang at its favorite diner.

October 17, 2021, 6:28am Entertainment

“Seinfeld” repeats migrated to Netflix on Oct. 1, meaning a new generation of fans have a chance to get introduced to an American classic. But where to begin? Here are my 5 favorite episodes, in order of preference, that I first shared back in 1998. Read story