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Estella Valdez, seen at her home in Chicago on July 22, has an international trip to Aruba in August and is the only person in her bridal party who still needs a passport. (Jose M.

Passport delays stifle travel plans

Estella Valdez, seen at her home in Chicago on July 22, has an international trip to Aruba in August and is the only person in her bridal party who still needs a passport. (Jose M.

August 5, 2021, 5:59am Business

CHICAGO — As a pandemic newlywed, all Estella Valdez wants to do is join her new husband, family and friends for the Aruba honeymoon they rescheduled for August. Read story

Travel dreams come true at 5 destinations

August 1, 2021, 5:51am Life

Make your travel dreams come alive. Here are five family vacation ideas to consider: Read story

Solar panels offer benefits

July 31, 2021, 6:14am Life

During a summer of heat domes and high temperatures, it’s easy to let the sun just get on your nerves. But year-round, the sun can benefit you by pumping energy into your house courtesy of solar panels. Read story

Minimalist designs aren't limited to seating and organization. You'll want to decorate your space to match.

How to use minimalist design

Minimalist designs aren't limited to seating and organization. You'll want to decorate your space to match.

July 31, 2021, 6:13am Life

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that less may be more. If you want to clear your home of clutter, a minimalist design can be the way to go. Read story

Fertilizing in mid-summer gives plants a boost.

A midsummer snack: Fertilizing veggies again gives plants a boost

Fertilizing in mid-summer gives plants a boost.

July 31, 2021, 6:05am Life

CORVALLIS, Ore. — So, your vegetable garden is growing lush and fruitful — or not. If the latter is true, you may need to feed your plants Read story

The amount of water in the watering can and the area over which that water spreads can tell you if you've watered enough, but not too much.

Rain gauge helps get watering right

The amount of water in the watering can and the area over which that water spreads can tell you if you've watered enough, but not too much.

July 31, 2021, 6:03am Life

In my experience, gardeners often overestimate rainfall. A cloudburst might seem to have thoroughly saturated the ground, but scratch down an inch and you might find bone-dry soil. Read story

Bedding, pillows perfect for heading to college

July 31, 2021, 6:00am Life

Thinking back to my years at university, I remember a lot of different emotions. That first time away from home is an eye-opener! Read story

Tips for picking the perfect sofa for your space

July 31, 2021, 6:00am Life

Long or short, chaise or sectional — what are the best options when it comes to a sofa? Read story

Energy Adviser: Energy Star appliances can reduce power bills

July 31, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Shopping for a new appliance can be an overwhelming experience. Not only are there many manufacturers all making great claims and promises, but about half the models on the showroom floor seem to have more in common with a smartphone than they have with their cousins of a decade ago. Read story

Colorful bamboo plates and bowls, stylish acrylic wine glasses, a sleek wine chiller, a cozy throw for cooler nights, and smart bug-repelling gear -- these are just a few ways you can amp up your outdoor entertaining this summer.

Amp up outdoor entertaining

Colorful bamboo plates and bowls, stylish acrylic wine glasses, a sleek wine chiller, a cozy throw for cooler nights, and smart bug-repelling gear -- these are just a few ways you can amp up your outdoor entertaining this summer.

July 24, 2021, 6:08am Life

Socializing and outdoor entertaining carry an extra kick this summer as pandemic restrictions ease. What better time to freshen up your al fresco tabletop and entertaining gear? Read story