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Dear Annie 5/17

Dear Annie: With an estimated 2.5 million couples planning on getting married this year, how can those of us who have successfully navigated marriage over the years help these couples succeed once the honeymoon phase ends?
A&E >  Food

Dirty soda turns trendy with help from TikTok

Dirty sodas – carbonated drinks "spiked" with cream, syrups and other add-ins – are having a moment on TikTok propelled, some say, by pop star Oliva Rodrigo, who was photographed with a cup full of the pebble-iced treat. Mormon mommies, too, can lay claim to fueling the Utah-based trend.

A&E >  Food

Overnight blueberry-lemon French toast makes for an effortless brunch

I've had something of a love affair with breakfast bakes over the years, making them sweet, with fruit and nuts, or savory, with cheese and lots of vegetables, varying the type and cut of the bread and even calling it a different name – French toast bake or strata – depending on how it presents at the table.
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Ask the Doctors 5/17

Dear Doctors: I was surprised when I had to have a TB test for a new job and was shocked that it came back positive. I have no symptoms, and I feel fine. How do you get it? Could I have infected my family? I never realized that TB is common enough in the United States to automatically have to test for it.
A&E >  Art

Doomsday the Cat mural graces Bloomsday route

UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2022

Participants in the 46th running of Bloomsday likely saw two critters as they made their way up the notorious Doomsday Hill: one feathered and one fur-covered. There was the familiar sight of The Vulture, a staple of the race since 1987, and then there was Doomsday, a 14-by-70-foot orange tabby cat.
A&E >  Entertainment

Elle King to perform at 2022 Spokane County Interstate Fair

UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2022

Singer Elle King is the biological daughter of comic and actor Rob Schneider, but she doesn't share much with the veteran humorist. The soulful King, who possesses a sexy and raspy voice, doesn't sound like anybody else on the circuit. That's part of what makes King so refreshing.
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Dear Annie 5/16

Dear Annie: I recently learned that my spouse had a brief affair with someone else early in our relationship. He was an old lover with whom she had an affair years before when he was still married. When first confronted, her response was to give a long string of excuses denying blame.
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Miss Manners 5/16

Dear Miss Manners: As I am a woman over 60 with graying hair, people constantly ask if I have grandchildren. I don’t, nor do I have children. I realize that these people are just trying to make conversation, but when I answer in the negative, the conversation stops dead.
News >  Features

Dad Daze: Lending a helping hand to families in need

UPDATED: Sun., May 15, 2022

A longtime former colleague recently called me while crying. Fortunately, it was tears of joy emanating from the former features reporter. After struggling to make ends meet after losing her job at the start of the pandemic, she is now working in education. For months, the plucky single mother was struggling. 
News >  Features

How to keep a yard safe for your dog – and protect the yard, too

UPDATED: Sun., May 15, 2022

If your dog has ingested something you're worried about, contact your veterinarian or call the ASPCA's control center at (888) 426-4435. For inexperienced and curious puppies, Wismer suggests using exercise pens or chicken wire until they outgrow the "everything-has-to-go-in-my-mouth phase."
News >  Features

The Full Suburban: Apple Watch box holds the greatest gift of all

UPDATED: Sun., May 15, 2022

This week will see us finishing up birthday season around our house, which – I’m not gonna lie – I am very excited about. For the first half of the year, we are hit pretty hard in the birthday department, with one in January, one in March, one in April and two in May. The next birthday coming up is mine.
News >  Features

You asked: Should I get my kid a frequent-flier account?

UPDATED: Sun., May 15, 2022

Is it worth the hassle of getting your kid a frequent-flier account? It seems like huge pain; they need their own email and sometimes their own phone number. But at the same time, we want to have the benefits for flying with our daughter. – Anonymous