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Energy Adviser: Improve home with insulation

May 8, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

Homeowners searching for ways to make their houses more efficient are often surprised to learn that the best place to start may be hanging over their heads. Read story

Gardening With Allen: Higher mowing height can lead to healthier lawn

May 8, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

My lawn looks very good right now, but when summer comes, my neighbor’s lawn looks thicker and greener. He says I should raise my mowing height. Does mowing height really make that much difference? The golf course mows fairways shorter than I do and they always look good. Read story

paint bucket with red paint and brush on white background.

Recycle leftover paint with PaintCare in Clark County

paint bucket with red paint and brush on white background.

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

You’ve finished your big painting job but you overestimated the amount of paint you’d need and now you have 4 gallons you’ll never use. Or perhaps you have a shelf in the garage that’s given over to storing paint cans of all colors and sizes. You don’t need the paint,… Read story

Volunteer Anne Devereaux examines some of her favorite flowers at the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum. Devereaux said she's in her eighth year working at the arboretum.

Vancouver’s Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum beloved, ‘magical’

Volunteer Anne Devereaux examines some of her favorite flowers at the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum. Devereaux said she's in her eighth year working at the arboretum.

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

After a long, dark winter stuck inside, we’re fully awake to spring, now demanding our attention by throwing blooms in our path and sending blue skies vaulting overhead. Local gardens are calling to green thumbs as well as those who don’t know a bearded iris from a bonzai. Vancouver’s Jane… Read story

Suit aims to make pet telemedicine permanent

May 8, 2021, 6:00am Pets & Wildlife

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of veterinarians and pet owners in California is asking the state to permit more telemedicine for animals even after the pandemic ends. Read story

EXPLAINER: What are cicadas and why do they bug some people?

May 7, 2021, 11:52am Life

Cicadas, red-eyed bugs singing loud sci-fi sounding songs, can seem downright creepy. Especially since the trillions of them coming this year emerge from underground only every 17 years. Read story

FILE- In this file photo taken Jan. 27, 2020, people are seen arriving at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp, where more than 1.1 million were murdered, in Oswiecim, Poland, for observances marking 75 years since the camp's liberation by the Soviet army. Needham, Massachusetts-based TripAdvisor on Thursday, May 6, 2021, faced criticism from the camp's museum and memorial after an author posted an inappropriate review of the museum on the TripAdvisor website, stating the reviewer visited to "test the chamber". The company originally declined to remove the message.

TripAdvisor removes insensitive review of Auschwitz Museum

FILE- In this file photo taken Jan. 27, 2020, people are seen arriving at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp, where more than 1.1 million were murdered, in Oswiecim, Poland, for observances marking 75 years since the camp's liberation by the Soviet army. Needham, Massachusetts-based TripAdvisor on Thursday, May 6, 2021, faced criticism from the camp's museum and memorial after an author posted an inappropriate review of the museum on the TripAdvisor website, stating the reviewer visited to "test the chamber". The company originally declined to remove the message.

May 7, 2021, 9:45am Business

NEEDHAM, Mass. — Travel website TripAdvisor has removed an insensitive review of the Auschwitz Museum after initially saying it complied with its submission guidelines. Read story

Two California condors rest on Cinda Mickols' porch railing over the weekend in Tehachapi, Calif. A flock of the rare, endangered birds took over her deck the last few days. About 15 to 20 of the giant endangered birds have recently taken a liking to the house in Tehachapi and have made quite a mess.

Flock of giant California condors trashes woman’s home

Two California condors rest on Cinda Mickols' porch railing over the weekend in Tehachapi, Calif. A flock of the rare, endangered birds took over her deck the last few days. About 15 to 20 of the giant endangered birds have recently taken a liking to the house in Tehachapi and have made quite a mess.

May 7, 2021, 8:28am Life

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — Giant California condors are rare — but not at Cinda Mickols’ home. Read story

Two volunteers walk through the Clark County Fair before the doors open in 2018.

2021 Clark County Fair canceled due to pandemic

Two volunteers walk through the Clark County Fair before the doors open in 2018.

May 7, 2021, 8:16am Clark County Life

The Clark County Fair Board announced Friday that the 2021 fair has been canceled.  Read story

"Top Chef" is based in Portland for Season 18. Among the chefs competing, from left, are Sasha Grumman, Gabriel Pascuzzi, Dawn Burrell, Byron Gomez, Sara Hauman, Nelson German and Avishar Barua.

Contestant thinks ‘Top Chef’ will boost Portland’s image

"Top Chef" is based in Portland for Season 18. Among the chefs competing, from left, are Sasha Grumman, Gabriel Pascuzzi, Dawn Burrell, Byron Gomez, Sara Hauman, Nelson German and Avishar Barua.

May 7, 2021, 6:03am Entertainment

PORTLAND — For Gabriel Pascuzzi, one of two Portland-area chefs competing on “Top Chef” Season 18, having the show finally come to town in 2020 provided a much-needed boost for the local food scene. “It’s kind of the perfect timing,” Pascuzzi says, in that the cooking competition series, which airs… Read story