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They’re back

Resistance might not be futile. But if you hope to achieve a stalemate, it has to be more or less never-ending.

Win a coveted reporter’s notebook

Borrow the name of an actual sci-fi movie and apply it to this film premise:

The dandelions we already see in the Inland Northwest this spring are not weeds. They are the first wave of an invasion of hostile space aliens.

I'll choose a winner Tuesday morning. If there is one entry, that person wins.

It's OK to enter more than once.

And if you haven't a clue why anyone would want a reporter's notebook, you are free to move along. Go in peace.


They’re here

Maybe you have already noticed.

But the first wave of dandelions has established a beachhead.

How do you feel about these weeds?

A) Frankly, I sort of admire them. They're so hardy. B) I view them as my archenemy. C) I regard them as a reminder that the pristine turf lawn is utterly unnatural. D) I enjoy leaving them alone, knowing that it undoubtedly bugs a couple of my yard-obsessed neighbors. E) I have tried to bring them to the bargaining table, to no avail. F) I assume they'll be around long after humankind has cashed in its chips. G) Other.  

In retreat

“After gallantly fighting, using all the weapons and tools at my disposal, the not so Dandy-Lions have captured the battlefield,” wrote Larry Woodard. “However, I live to fight the battle another day.”

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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