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You might be asking yourself, what is a western pond turtle? It’s a question I would have asked myself for the majority of my life. I learned about western pond turtles, one of only two turtle species native to Washington, in 2015. I was lucky enough to help take care of several turtles whil…

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“Home” has taken on a new meaning since the pandemic hit. Working, schooling, cooking, cleaning, enjoying time with loved ones or couch surfing, – most of us have done it all, using our homes, condos and apartments as multi-purpose basecamps. 

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Somewhere in the middle of nowhere is Great Basin National Park. One of the most remote national parks in the system, Great Basin is located on the Nevada-Utah border. It takes some effort to reach this place, because it’s not near much of anything. 

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As the world re-opens, which habits will you take with you, and which will you leave behind? This is a fresh start for all of us, to reassess our life as we know it, and think about what we want for the future. I know that many of you have had major changes this past year. Whether that be mo…

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Being truly grateful for the present moment and focusing on what you have versus what you don’t have is the key to happiness. Mindfulness can help you appreciate your life and attract more great things to you. It can also help you engage with people and tasks in the present moment. This can …

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For this month’s column, I asked a long-time colleague to develop a ‘soils’ article for your general gardening knowledge.  I’m always discussing plants and this article talks about what’s needed to keep those plants happy and healthy.  FYI, our contributing columnist, Karen Benson, is a WSU …

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From chemical bonds to the Second World War, our 12-year education system appears to cover just about all there is to learn. That is, excluding the single most important concept in setting students up for future success: financial literacy. 

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I recently had the opportunity to be a tour guide of City Hall with a fifth grader from The Overlake School named Ender. He was curious about what happens at City Hall and what the mayor and other employees did there. This is a slightly expanded and more technical recounting of our conversat…

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My name is Gary Harris and I am the mayor of Woodinville. I was asked recently by the Woodinville Weekly if I would like to write a monthly opinion piece for the paper. After some consideration I agreed, as long as we had a basic understanding of what I would write about. 

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We are beginning to see some signs of spring, and this is a great time of year to practice some detoxification.  The best part about detoxification is that it brings mental clarity as well as a physical reset for your body. I am going to discuss some ways you can incorporate detoxification i…

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A short time ago, while facing yet another election challenge from former NFL tight-end Clint Didier, Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA), along with main sponsor Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), began drafting one of the most important pieces of state legislation in the history of print publishing.…

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Do you find yourself down or depressed in the winter months more-so than other times of the year? How about feeling little interest in things you usually enjoy? Difficulty concentrating? Changes in appetite? You may be one of the 5% of adults who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)…

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Colorado Springs is home of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s headquarters and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center. And now with the opening of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum & Hall of Fame, the town has achieved the Olympic trifecta.

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Takeout food. It’s how we treat ourselves and support local businesses in our community at the same time. There’s nothing like slurping some steaming hot ramen on a cold evening or grabbing a burrito after a long day. 

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With all of the hunkering-down the majority of us have done over the past year, it seems as though many had a good deal of time to look out at their back yards and decide some enhancement through the installation of new plantings. With all of this energy to improve our landscapes, it is dish…

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Are you excited to welcome the new year and put 2020 behind you? We are too. Let’s take a moment to reflect on some positive environmental achievements and make resolutions to continue this important work in 2021. 

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As the holidays are approaching and the public health guidelines are still encouraging everyone to stay at home, it is important to keep your healthy eating habits going. Mindful eating is a way to stay in tune with your body without eating out of boredom or overeating.

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The holiday season is here. If you’re worried about how the holidays will look this year for you and your family, you’re not alone. As the pandemic goes on, it continues to affect many plans and traditions.  

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The holiday season is here. If you’re worried about how the holidays will look this year for you and your family, you’re not alone. As the pandemic goes on, it continues to affect many plans and traditions.   

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As the holidays are approaching and the public health guidelines are still encouraging everyone to stay at home, it is important to keep your healthy eating habits going. Mindful eating is a way to stay in tune with your body without eating out of boredom or overeating. 

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You’ve probably heard the term “self-care” a lot lately.  It’s a popular buzzword, particularly since the pandemic began.  Here’s a primer of what it is, why it’s important, and why it’s particularly important now.

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