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Farmers in ‘Dust Bowl Zone’ adapt to lack of water

September 20, 2021, 6:05am Life

For decades, the Texas Panhandle was green with cotton, corn and wheat. Wells drew a thousand gallons a minute from the seemingly bottomless Ogallala aquifer, allowing farmers to thrive despite… Read story

Clark County History: The Biddles and Beacon Rock

September 19, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

In the early 1900s, the U.S. Corps of Engineers ignored Beacon Rock as a scenic wonder but saw it as potential rubble for forming jetties near Astoria, Ore. By 1914,… Read story

Olivia Jade nears “Dancing with the Stars” debut amid backlash

September 19, 2021, 6:04am Life

Olivia Jade’s return to “Dancing with the Stars” comes in lockstep with controversy. Read story

Everybody has a story: Reward for working hard

September 19, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

We own a small company that adjoins the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail greenway. We recently noticed there were workers clearing away debris from the abandoned homeless camps in the greenway near our building. Then there were crews clearing the heavy underbrush in the greenway, consisting mostly of blackberries. That’s tough… Read story

TV Q&A: Has Syfy channel lost its way?

September 19, 2021, 6:03am Entertainment

I have been a longtime fan of the Syfy channel as horror, sci fi, thrillers, and so on, are my favorite shows. Over the last year I have seen a huge decline in the variety and focus on this genre from this channel. For example, the same Harry Potter movies… Read story

FILE - Author Louis Menand appears at a ceremony honoring him with the 2015 National Humanities Medal in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Sept. 22, 2016.  Menand's Cold War cultural history "The Free World" is among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards.

Menand among National Book Awards nominees

FILE - Author Louis Menand appears at a ceremony honoring him with the 2015 National Humanities Medal in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Sept. 22, 2016.  Menand's Cold War cultural history "The Free World" is among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards.

September 19, 2021, 6:02am Life

NEW YORK — Louis Menand’s Cold War cultural history “The Free World” and Hanif Abdurraqib’s meditation on Black artistry “A Little Devil in America” are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards. Read story

Members of the Washington Dance Creative perform during Saturday's Arts Alive! event at the Clark County Public Service Center Plaza in downtown Vancouver.

Arts Alive! event goes on despite weather, pandemic

Members of the Washington Dance Creative perform during Saturday's Arts Alive! event at the Clark County Public Service Center Plaza in downtown Vancouver.

September 18, 2021, 6:01pm Clark County News

The show must go on, of course — even when a pandemic is dragging on and you’re unexpectedly facing a big downpour. Read story

Energy Adviser: Fall is time for home inspection, maintenance

September 18, 2021, 6:09am Clark County Life

Cooler mornings, football on TV, the return of pumpkin spice lattes—the signs are everywhere: Fall is fast approaching and winter isn’t far behind. Read story

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 file photo, Barbie H. leads a protest against the six-week abortion ban at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Dozens of people protested the abortion restriction law that went into effect Wednesday.

Some abortion foes question Texas ban

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 file photo, Barbie H. leads a protest against the six-week abortion ban at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Dozens of people protested the abortion restriction law that went into effect Wednesday.

September 18, 2021, 6:08am Life

The new Texas law that bans most abortions in the state has been welcomed by many of the religious leaders who help bolster the anti-abortion movement. Yet some abortion opponents in U.S. religious circles are wary of the law and questioning the movement’s current direction. Read story

Gardening With Allen: Restore shrubs to natural shape

September 18, 2021, 6:07am Clark County Life

We recently purchased a home that fits us very well, but the landscape does not fit us. Shrubs have been sheared into thick, artificial-looking boxes and balls rather than the natural look that we like. Some shrubs have lower branches that are bare of leaves. Is there any hope for… Read story