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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017

In this photo provided by Microsoft, Microsoft researcher Ethan Jackson sets up a trap for mosquitoes in Harris County, Texas, in 2016. A new high-tech version trap is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape, and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite. (AP)

MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 7 P.M.

New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs

A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape – and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite. Whether it really could improve public health is still to be determined.

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017

Unwanted tunes

Dear Annie: I go to a small school, with only a handful of people in my graduating year. We’ve all known one another since kindergarten and first grade, and we all spend our time talking and interacting as a group. ...

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017

Wedding anniversary: Couple mark 50th

John and Nancy HorstketterSpokane Valley John and Nancy Horstketter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Dec. 26, with a gathering with family and friends on Jan. 14 at CenterPlace in Spokane Valley. Hosts for the event included their children and spouses: ...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, in a scene from "The LEGO Batman Movie." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) ORG XMIT: NYET101 (Warner Bros. Pictures / AP)

SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 7 P.M.

‘Lego Batman’ stays No. 1, conquers ‘The Great Wall’

The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, “The Great Wall” was intended to prove that the world’s no. 2 movie marketplace could produce Hollywood-sized blockbusters of its own. Though it ran up $171 million in ticket sales in China, “The Great Wall” pulled in $18.1 million in its North American debut over Presidents Day weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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ClarksvilleMel McCuddin: The Art of Darkness

Inside a downtown gallery maybe two decades ago – that’s where I first got McCuddined. I recall strolling through the vast array of art when one canvas stopped me cold. ...