As lawmakers work their way through infrastructure proposals and appropriations bills, Democrats are confronted with a gap between President Joe Biden and members of Congress over how to address what both see as a big ...Read more
Q: Our association’s board of directors is not doing their job. Overgrown landscaping, boats and inoperable vehicles in driveways, and houses that need painting are among the many problems in our community. What can a ...Read more
Dear James: I could use a long bench on my deck to use when entertaining. Are there low-cost, simple-to-build bench designs that I could make myself? -- Mark B.
Dear Mark: Building a deck bench is one of the most common ...Read more
This morning I was up early (for me) and could barely make out the plants outside. But I saw the Superbells calibrachoas moving as if a ghost were in the midst. I knew immediately it was a Ruby-throated hummingbird wasting...Read more
This fresh summer salad is topped with seared sweet scallops. It’s perfect for a hot summer night. Scallops, which need very little cooking, should be prepared so the inside remains creamy. Prolonged cooking will shrink...Read more
Many renters are ramping up their searches for bigger places after COVID-19 forced them to work more than a year at home.
Although workers are gradually returning to their regular offices this summer, many are still being...Read more
The "grand bargain" that Seattle politicians and developers struck for larger buildings and affordable housing is starting to yield some results.
Under the new Mandatory Housing Affordability program formulated in 2015, ...Read more
Flies are a nearly unavoidable nuisance in most homes, especially during the warmer months of the year. Annoying for sure, but more than just pesky, houseflies (Musca domestica) can carry and transmit disease and cause ...Read more
(UPI) A tiger living at a Texas sanctuary was declared by Guinness World Records as the oldest living tiger in captivity at the age of 25 years and 319 days old.
Guinness World Records said Bengali, a tiger that came to ...Read more
(UPI) A Michigan sheriff's K-9 and his handler came to the rescue when a woman visiting a beach lost her wedding rings.
Elsa Green said in a Facebook post that she was visiting the beach at Eagle River with her family ...Read more
Ford Motor Co. reported better-than-expected second-quarter financial results and improved its outlook for the full year, even as it continues to battle supply-chain constraints that have caused delays in delivering hotly-...Read more
General Motors Co. is restarting its full-size trucks plants next week after a week of production impacts caused by the global semiconductor shortage, but other facilities face additional downtime, the automaker said ...Read more
Another round of extra tax refund cash began hitting bank accounts Wednesday as the Internal Revenue Service sent money to taxpayers in the middle of an abrupt change in the rules relating to jobless benefits.
About 1.5 ...Read more
Q: We have some bearded iris that have spread out from their original planted spot and now form a circle with an empty spot in the middle. Can we divide them and replant them back into the spot they came from? It is the ...Read more
Millions of people who discovered the outdoors at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic have returned to parks, state forests and waterways. What they don’t know about ticks and other bugs could make them dangerously ill. ...Read more
In 2019, the California Air Resources Board commissioned a report from Cal Maritime with a title that would cause the eyes of even the most nerdy bureaucrat to glaze.
The name of the 135-page thicket of tables and ...Read more
IN NORTH-CENTRAL MINNESOTA — Fishing stories often are not only about fishing. Frequently misunderstood as tales of conquest, or attempts at conquest, the best of these yarns instead often regale the vagaries of family ...Read more
Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout proved as good with a fishing rod while in the Twin Cities as he is with a bat, catching outsize northern pike and largemouth bass on his day off July 21, along with teammate Dylan ...Read more
(Table for Aug. 1-Aug. 15)
This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.
In my kitchen, I have a small collection of cookbooks which I consider prized possessions. One of them, the classic Betty Crocker Cookbook, was a wedding gift and, trust me, it's seen more than its share of splatters and ...Read more
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