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Stories tagged: summer

Economics shouldn’t jeopardize kids’ safety in the water

The reminders come every year, sometimes as tragedy, sometimes as relief. A child drowns, or almost does. Last week, there were two near misses – a 3-year-old girl at Witter …

And again: When it comes to safety, nothing beats sunscreen

The word of the day should be rubbed on your arms, smeared on your legs, massaged into your scalp and shoulders. It should be dabbed across the bridge of your …

Sun protection becoming fashionable

The amount of clothing many of us wear in summer is, understandably, inverse to the temperature. Matters of decency aside, that might not be a problem if we wore enough …

Summer of hopes, dreams

The official start of summer is still a couple of weeks away. But some in the Inland Northwest have their to-do lists ready and waiting for the season. “Build a …

Savoring summer

One of America’s cherished myths about summer holds that the season is for the young. Perhaps this notion is shaped by the school calendar. Or maybe it stems from pop …

The summer of death by a thousand bites

I don’t know about you, but the soundtrack to my summer has sounded like this: “Bzzzzzzzzz, bzzzzz (expletive), SLAP, SWAT.”

Dads give summer its shine

Maybe you remember your father showing you how to bait a hook, the tang of his Dutch Masters Perfecto and Aqua Velva clashing with the dank pungency of a leaky …

Protection from sun always tops the list

The snow has melted off our driveway, the garden is in and I cannot get enough of our Eastern Washington sunshine. Time to be outdoors with family and friends! On …

Avoid discomfort; use sunscreen

While the best way to deal with sunburn is not to get one – think sunscreen, limited midday exposure and hats – here’s what to do if you get baked: …

No break for the brain

It’s almost summer vacation time, but even when school is out, learning still will be very much in. Summer vacation, educators say, is no time for parents to let their …

Silverwood Theme Park

So your travel budget this summer may not let you afford a trip to play somewhere far away. Luckily for you, the Northwest’s largest theme park is nearby, just north …

Olympics ‘96

A capsule look at the 1996 Olympic events: Archery Medals - 4 (men’s team and individual, women’s team and individual). Dates - July 28-Aug. 2. Venue - Stone Mountain (Ga.) …

Janet Evans

Her brothers inspired Janet Evans. Photo by Associated Press

Elaine Cheris

Elaine Cheris decries ‘80 boycott. Photo by Associated Press

Karch Kiraly

Kiraly has an eye for any volleyball. Photo by Associated Press

Ana Fidelia Quirot

Ana Quirot made miraculous strides. Photo by Associated Press

Kenny Monday

On mat, Monday gets foes down. Photo by Associated Press

Lawrence Clay-Bey

Clay-Bey puts professional career on hold in pursuit of an Olympic medal. Photo by Associated Press