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Ammi Midstokke: The inheritance of wisdom

6:30 A.M.

Close-up of handcrafted snowshoes that were finally put to use two generations later. (COURTESY PHOTO / Courtesy of Ammi Midstokke)
Sometime around 1984, my grandmother Beverly had her first heart attack. And as things went with Granny, she never did anything halfway. A team of surgeons rearranged her plumbing leaving her legs scarred and brain scared of egg yolks.

Environmental and fishing groups file suit over salmon

UPDATED: 10:24 P.M.

In this June 27, 2012, file photo, a Chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville, Wash. (Rick Bowmer / Associated Press)
Environmental and fishing groups sued the federal government on Thursday as they seek cooler water for salmon in the Columbia River system. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Seattle against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the agency.