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News >  Family

The Full Suburban: Same road, different view

My husband is the kind of guy you would want with you in a foxhole. Me, not so much. I mean, if you wanted cookies brought in, or needed an overall organizing of the foxhole, you might want me there. But in general, I’m a little too “panicky” to be of much use.

News >  Religion

Mormons leader warns of ‘rampant immorality’ at conference

A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged members Saturday during a church conference to root their families in the teachings of Christ to prepare their children for a world with “rampant immorality and addictive pornography.”
News >  Home and garden

In the Garden: Blueberries provide a delicious harvest, plus beauty in the landscape

I’ve grown blueberries for about 25 years and, aside from the delicious harvest they provide, I appreciate what they contribute to our landscape. In the spring, the bushes are covered with cream-colored flowers that bumblebees clamor over to get their sweet nectar. Those flowers are followed by green berries that gradually turn blue in July. Come fall, all eyes are on the leaves as they transform from green to a vibrant red.
News >  Home and garden

Ask The Builder: Building trades are a vocation, not a job

I absolutely recommend that young people pursue careers in the trades. We need thousands of carpenters, electricians, plumbers, roofers, masons, etc. We’ll always need them. It’s never been easier to stay busy as the explosion of social media allows homeowners to rapidly and easily share the contact information of tradespeople that do the job right, not over.
News >  Family

Ask Dr. Universe: How many peas would fit in the sun?

Our sun is so massive, you could fit more than 1 million earths inside of it. To find out how many peas would fit inside the biggest object in our solar system, I decided to ask my friend and mathematician Kimberly Vincent at Washington State University.
News >  Health

U.S. investigates seizure risk with electronic cigarettes

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

U.S. health officials are probing a new potential health risk with e-cigarettes: seizures. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it is reviewing nearly three dozen reports of seizures among e-cigarette users, mainly teens and young adults.
News >  Health

People living with incurable cancers urge more research

Millions of people are surviving for years with cancers that have spread widely and are considered incurable, and there’s a new push for more research on what it’s like to live with the disease, not just how to treat it.
News >  Family

Creative Studio for Variously-abled Adults working to end social isolation

UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Creative Studio for Variously-abled Adults is held for people of all abilities, including people who have autism or disabilities, who can gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests. Members can browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color or just hang out.