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Dear Annie 3/8

Dear Annie: I’m a mom to three beautiful little boys, all younger than 10. Although I love my kids more than anything, I’ve always wanted to have a little girl. When I talk about it with my husband, he says he’s content with our boys and that if we have another child, it’s bound to be another boy, so we shouldn’t even try.
A&E >  Movies

Water Cooler: Films to celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month

UPDATED: Mon., March 8, 2021

Most everyone knows that St. Patrick’s Day is coming up next week, but did you know that March is also Irish-American Heritage Month? The cultural celebration was first established in 1991 when it was designated by the U.S. Congress as a month-long tribute to Irish American culture and contributions.


Miss Manners 3/8

Dear Miss Manners: During the entire quarantine, my “friends” have been getting together with people from their extended families and other friends for continuous parties and holiday celebrations – like 26 people! My husband and I are following the stay-home orders.
News >  Pacific NW

MacKenzie Scott marries Seattle teacher after Bezos divorce

UPDATED: Sun., March 7, 2021

SEATTLE — MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist, author and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has married a Seattle science teacher who expressed gratitude “for the exceptional privilege it will be to partner in giving away assets with the potential to do so much good when shared."
News >  Family

Ask Dr. Universe: How do touch screens work?

When I got your question, I decided to do a little experiment. First, I tapped my finger on a tablet and sent a message to a friend. Next, I put on a pair of wool mittens and started typing, but the screen did not respond. 
News >  Nation

Carla Wallenda, member of famed hire-wire act, dies at 85

UPDATED: Mon., March 8, 2021

Carla Wallenda, a member of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act and the last surviving child of the famed troupe’s founder, has died at the age of 85. Her son, Rick Wallenda, said on social media she died Saturday in Sarasota, Florida, of natural causes.
News >  Family

A to Z Scavenger Hunt: W is for Wow

Wow, explorers! You discovered so many cool things while completing the A to Z Scavenger Hunt sponsored by The Spokesman-Review and Dishman Hills Conservancy. You saw natural features: rivers, rocks, trees, mountains and valleys.
A&E >  Movies

Audiences hold back even as more movie theaters reopen

UPDATED: Mon., March 8, 2021

Theaters reopening did not set the box office on fire. Theatrical grosses stayed relatively muted despite major new releases like Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” and Lionsgate’s Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley action flick “Chaos Walking.”
News >  Home and garden

Upcycled Life: Kintsugi repair

Fixing a broken item can be an act of art in itself. While not all repairs return the object to its original functionality, creative repairs can bring new life and beauty to the item. Kintsugi is a Japanese technique using lacquer and powdered gold.

Dear Annie 3/6

Dear Annie: I am a 57-year-old divorced woman. I have a 31-year-old son who is dealing with serious health consequences from neglecting his Type 1 diabetes for the past 10 years. My heart breaks for him. His health keeps declining. He will have to start dialysis soon. He’s lived with me for most of his adult life.