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Lewiston law enforcement gives fresh look at unsolved 1982 killings

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

From top left: Kristina Nelson, Christina White. From bottom left, Kristin David, Steven Pearsall, and Brandy Miller. (Courtesy photos)
Hoping to take advantage of advances in DNA technology, the Lewiston Police Department announced a renewed effort Tuesday to try to solve the 35-year-old unsolved killings of two women and the disappearance of a man from the same night in 1982.

The eclipse dazzles inside Oregon’s totality

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

MAGONE LAKE, Oregon – On the centerline in the path of Monday’s total solar eclipse, the 2 minutes and 6 seconds of darkness passed far too quickly. The sun disappeared behind the moon, plunging this central Oregon lake and its visitors into a strange twilight at 10:22 a.m.

Hanford becomes comical punching bag for HBO’s John Oliver

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry, left, closely observes as worker trainers Joni Spencer, center, and Dean Beaver prepare to give a respirator demonstration, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at the HAMMER Training Facility in Richland, Wash. The federal facility offers a wide variety of training to Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., stands next to Perry and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., stands  between the workers at right. (Bob Brawdy / Associated Press)
Just days after Energy Secretary Rick Perry made his first trip to the Hanford nuclear reservation, HBO’s John Oliver used the polluted nuclear site as a satirical punching bag for the nation’s decades of failure to find a permanent storage solution for the millions of gallons of nuclear waste.

In downtown Spokane, the eclipse brought wonder and an eerie sky but no big moment

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

From Spokane, the moon only obscured approximately 90 percent of the sun during the eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The light dimmed, the air cooled and the solar eclipse showed its growing crescent in shadows cast by leaves. For a moment, as people turned their eyes sunward, or stared at their pinhole projections on the ground, or wondered what everyone was looking at, the world slowed down. Traffic calmed. Jackhammers stilled. People gathered on sidewalks.

Then and now: Duncan Garden reaches its peak

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:22 p.m.

May 2017 - Duncan Garden, with a European Renaissance layout of planting beds, is shown in May of 2017 before the annuals are planted in a massive effort by parks personnel. By August and September, the colors and profusion overwhelm visitors, especially those who are gardeners. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The European Renaissance-style garden in Manito Park that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer was planted around Memorial Day of this year with tens of thousands of begonias, marigolds, dahlias, snapdragons, petunias, geraniums and others to create the profusion, color and elegant symmetry of a royal garden. It is now a feast for the eyes. It’s worth a visit for those who haven’t been recently.

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I was kind of hoping it would feel just a bit more Twilight Zoney.