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Dad Daze: Navigating the tricky world of teen dating

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 14, 2020

It's not easy to get in trouble during your first day of school, but I was called into a meeting nearly a decade ago due to my then 6-year-old son, Milo. His teacher told me that within the initial hour of first grade, Milo kissed a girl.
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Don’t let distance learning be a pain in the neck (or head, or wrist)

Last spring, adults suddenly working from home full-time received a lesson in ergonomics the hard way. This fall, make certain your kids don’t have to, as well. To ensure learning from home isn’t a pain in the neck (or strain on the eyes), we turned to experts in ergonomics and children’s health.

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The Full Suburban: Presence of grandparents is a gift in our family

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 14, 2020

Every year on my birthday, my paternal grandmother, Grandma Grace, would send me a card with a $10 check tucked inside. Even though Grandma Grace lived in Minnesota her entire life, I felt very close to her because she was the kind of person who made you feel like you were the most precious being in the entire world.
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Ask Dr. Universe: Why do ants build mounds?

Ants build mounds in all shapes and sizes. Beneath those piles of dirt, ants are building their underground homes. That’s what I my friend Rob Clark, an entomologist who studies bugs on plants. His job is to figure out if bugs make a plant sick or help the plant grow.
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Family Fun: Library videos help students experiment with science at home

Science can be explosively fun – and messy. That's what Molly Moore is learning. Moore, an education and enrichment librarian for the Spokane County Library District, is creating weekly Science From Home videos hoping to help children and families engage in STEM activities at home while many students are working remotely this fall.
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Upcycled Life: Colored pencil pendant

While cleaning out supplies to get ready for the next school year, think twice before tossing those short, stubby pencils. They might be too short to sharpen any further but just right to turn into a colorful piece of jewelry.

4 favorite Gonzaga basketball teams

The basketball court at the McCarthey Athletic Center is photographed before an NCAA college basketball game between Gonzaga and BYU, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) (Young Kwak / AP Photo)

While we look ahead to future seasons of Gonzaga Bulldog basketball , it’s fun to look at highlights from past years.