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‘Apocalypse HellFire’: These souped-up trucks, built in Pompano Beach, aim to let you ride out the end times in style

May 26, 2024, 6:02am Business

If the rich really are building underground bunkers for a coming apocalypse, a Pompano Beach, Florida, company is building the vehicles they’ll need once it’s safe to return to the… Read story

‘We have half a piece of art’: Chris Murphy continues quest to reinstall Calder clouds

May 26, 2024, 5:05am Life

On gun control, health care and immigration, Christopher S. Murphy has gained ground by building coalitions. On the project to refabricate and rehang a portion of Alexander Calder’s “Mountains and… Read story

National Spelling Bee competitors try to address weaknesses, including ‘super short, tricky words’

May 28, 2024, 3:25pm Life

A four-letter word sent Shradha Rachamreddy to a third-place finish in last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee. Read story

Fossils like these ammonites and dinosaur bones make up a portion of the inventory at Crystal Cavern in downtown Camas.

Digging into business: Castro’s Minerals finds success at sister store Crystal Cavern in Camas

Fossils like these ammonites and dinosaur bones make up a portion of the inventory at Crystal Cavern in downtown Camas.

May 25, 2024, 6:14am Business

In a world where time is fleeting and objects are made to be discarded, a beautiful rock formed over eons has a certain appeal. You feel as though you’re grasping a small remnant of Earth’s primal forces. Read story

Energy Adviser: Keep cool without burning money

May 25, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Life

Air conditioning is a summertime necessity for many in Clark County and while it helps take the edge off the hottest part of the year, air conditioners consume a lot of power and can drive up your energy bill. Read story

Lithia Park is a 93-acre scenic wonderland of trees, birds and a babbling brook in Ashland, Ore.

Oregon’s Ashland has more than Shakespeare Festival

Lithia Park is a 93-acre scenic wonderland of trees, birds and a babbling brook in Ashland, Ore.

May 25, 2024, 6:04am Life

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Ashland, Ore., is all Shakespeare, all the time. Home to the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the town of around 21,000 isn’t exactly subtle about its love for the playwright. A few of the businesses you may pass: The Stratford Inn, The Bard’s Inn, Anne… Read story

Go the distance on a scenic hike with family

May 25, 2024, 6:04am Life

Lace up your boots and include a hiking adventure in your next family getaway. Here are five ideas to consider. Read story

The Parthenon Temple at the Acropolis of Athens, Greece.

Know the law for your destination

The Parthenon Temple at the Acropolis of Athens, Greece.

May 25, 2024, 6:04am Life

Between making sure your passport is updated and that you’ve packed the right necessities, international travelers should also check how unusual or unexpected laws might impact them while they’re abroad. Read story

CDC issues heat protection guidelines ahead of summer travel season

May 25, 2024, 6:04am Health

As travelers set out on their summer vacations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a new Heat and Health Initiative to protect Americans from heat exposure. Read story

A Gee&rsquo;s Bend x Target display at a Target store in Trumbull, Conn., Feb. 10.

One-of-a-kind quilts capture public’s imagination, then Target comes along and creates quilting conundrum

A Gee&rsquo;s Bend x Target display at a Target store in Trumbull, Conn., Feb. 10.

May 25, 2024, 6:04am Life

Over the past two decades, Gee’s Bend quilts have captured the public’s imagination with their kaleidoscopic colors and their daring geometric patterns. The groundbreaking art practice was cultivated by direct descendants of slaves in rural Alabama who have faced oppression, geographic isolation and intense material constraints. Read story