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Energy Adviser: Weigh options before going solar

June 5, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

When it comes to lowering your energy consumption and reducing your carbon footprint, photovoltaic power is tough to beat — even in the cloudy Pacific Northwest. But, as with any significant investment in your home or business, it’s wise to consider your circumstances and weigh your options carefully. Read story

An eggplant damaged by flea beetles in New Paltz, N.Y. Flea beetles are tiny, black beetles that pock leaves of many kinds of plants with holes.

Three common garden pests: Pesticide-free ways to keep culprits off your transplants

An eggplant damaged by flea beetles in New Paltz, N.Y. Flea beetles are tiny, black beetles that pock leaves of many kinds of plants with holes.

June 5, 2021, 6:00am Life

Transplants are threatened by three kinds of pest damage this time of year: Stems might be chopped off at the soil line, leaves might be chewed, and/or leaves might be shot full of tiny holes. The most likely culprits are, respectively, cutworms, slugs and flea beetles. Read story

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Buyer’s remorse? Nearly two-thirds of millennial homebuyers have regrets, survey finds

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June 5, 2021, 6:00am Life

In today’s highly competitive real estate market, it’s all too common for buyers to rush into a deal that doesn’t fit their budget or suit their needs. Millennials in particular have the most regrets after buying a home, according to a new Bankrate survey. Read story

Travel plans can be ruined by a missed flight.  Allow plenty of time to get to the airport for once-a-day international flights ??? Atlanta to Istanbul is one such flight ??? to avoid traffic snarls and the possibility of missing the plane.

Ready to travel again? Remember simple tips for smooth traveling

Travel plans can be ruined by a missed flight.  Allow plenty of time to get to the airport for once-a-day international flights ??? Atlanta to Istanbul is one such flight ??? to avoid traffic snarls and the possibility of missing the plane.

May 30, 2021, 6:00am Life

After all this time of staying home, the mask-wearing and the vaccine-taking, that magic carpet ride that is travel is taking flight once again. We’re planning vacations to those long-awaited bucket list destinations or simple weekend getaways. Read story

One way to make a laundry room feel welcoming is to incorporate cabinetry and shelving to stay organized.

Make over laundry area with organizational designs

One way to make a laundry room feel welcoming is to incorporate cabinetry and shelving to stay organized.

May 29, 2021, 6:04am Life

The laundry room may not get much love in the home, but anyone with an active lifestyle can tell you it gets plenty of attention at least once a week. Read story

Tips for buying art online

May 29, 2021, 6:03am Life

It’s an overused statement, but you can do this, you can learn about art acquire a painting, print or other artistic piece, and place it in your home. Read story

Find sweet success with melons

May 29, 2021, 6:02am Life

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Growing melons takes some effort in Western Oregon, but with the right methods it can end in sweet success. Read story

Energy Adviser: Heat pumps efficient, affordable

May 29, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

The dog days of summer aren’t far away and that means many Clark County residents believe they have two options — sweat it out or huddle around the noisy and energy-hungry portable air conditioner. Read story

Zion National Park in Utah is expected to be a popular destination on Memorial Day weekend. Above, the Virgin River snakes through the Narrows in the park in 2019.

About 37M Americans plan to travel Memorial weekend

Zion National Park in Utah is expected to be a popular destination on Memorial Day weekend. Above, the Virgin River snakes through the Narrows in the park in 2019.

May 23, 2021, 6:02am Life

LOS ANGELES — Temperatures are rising and you’re thinking about a summer road trip to somewhere with a lot of open space so you won’t be stuck in a stuffy airplane or a crowded hotel lobby, trying to hold your breath. Read story

If you're concerned about carbon emissions, reel mowers are the way to go.

Find your mower match

If you're concerned about carbon emissions, reel mowers are the way to go.

May 22, 2021, 6:02am Life

CORVALLIS – Considering the 80 million home lawns in the country, there are a lot of people buying lawn mowers. Read story