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Still have Thanksgiving leftovers? Check out this month’s In The Kitchen

This month’s page includes creative ways to use leftovers.

 

It’s all about the cheeseball | Living with Gleigh

It must be time for the holidays. I don’t say this because my favorite Christmas tradition, the band Erwilian, is playing on Dec. 17 at the New Hope Presbyterian Church (you can get tickets and more information on their website erwilian.com).

  • Nov 30th, 2016

 

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Dr. Universe sees the future of trees for this question

Dear Dr. Universe: How long can trees live? - Jessy, 8, Seattle,…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016
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Community gathers Sunday for Thanksgiving dinner

The Black Diamond Community Center was packed with food and fun for all.

  • Nov 21st, 2016
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Planning dinner in shifts | Living with Gleigh

Every weekday I cook dinner, but there are not really any days I’m certain who’s going to show up to eat. I like to sit around the table as a family, but it doesn’t happen often anymore and we end up eating in shifts.

  • Nov 18th, 2016
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King County libraries get support from community

King County Library System has a long history of strong support from its community. As an independent taxing district, KCLS provides citizens who live within the district a direct voice in library funding.

  • Nov 15th, 2016
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Dr. Universe lands on an answer for this week’s question

Curiosity can lead us cats to some pretty great heights. We like to climb trees and sneak along tall bookshelves. Sometimes we might have a bumpy landing, but more often our amazing cat reflexes help us land on our feet.

  • Nov 15th, 2016
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Fitness trackers: Helpful or all hype? | MultiCare

Those sleek wristbands that look like a cross between a bracelet and a watch, and record each step you take: Maybe you’ve seen them around, maybe you have one of your own or maybe you’ve just heard the hype.

  • Nov 14th, 2016
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Before becoming an adult I wish I knew…

… how to find an apartment | How To Adult

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I’ll always have space in my head to be their mom | Living with Gleigh

I was working on my youngest daughter’s Tot to Teen photo album the other day. It’s basically a summary of the different events as she grew up.

  • Nov 10th, 2016

Free firewood to fundraisers around town to turning clocks back an hour | Community News and Notes

This week’s news and notes feature a correction as well as a number of different fundraising events happening around town.

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Saluting our World War II Veterans | Tahoma National Cemetery

Celebrate Veterans at the 19th annual ceremony Friday, Nov. 11 starting at 11 a.m.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016
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Dr. Universe explains the phenomenon of being scared

While our fears might be different, we all get scared sometimes. Vacuums, dogs and even cucumbers make my hair stand on end. Perhaps for you it’s spiders, the dark or the thought of monsters under your bed.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016
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‘The Girl on the Train’: Good film and even better read

Reporter Ana Karen Perez Guzman dives in and reviews the new released movie as well as the book.

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What have I done? | Living with Gleigh

I wasn’t going to write about Halloween today, because, frankly, I’m over it. Or rather my kids are over it. They are essentially adults (though they are not adults in my eyes until I say they are), and not having trick or treated for a few years, they are off doing their own thing. But I’m writing about it because the thought of them on their own kind of stresses me out.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Dr. Universe gets dizzy for this question

No matter how still we stand, or if we’re in Scotland, Malaysia or the United States,we are always spinning. Our Earth spins at a constant, very fast speed as we makea trip around the sun.

  • Oct 29th, 2016
Chicken meatballs is just one of three tasty crockpot recipes featured this month. Recipe by Clayton Brenden and photo by Sarah Brenden.

Three simple crockpot recipes perfect for the fall | In The Kitchen

Not sure what to make as the weather outside gets colder?

Chicken meatballs is just one of three tasty crockpot recipes featured this month. Recipe by Clayton Brenden and photo by Sarah Brenden.

Dr. Universe gets dizzy for this question

No matter how still we stand, or if we’re in Scotland, Malaysia or the United States, we are always spinning. Our Earth spins at a constant, very fast speed as we make a trip around the sun.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Dr. Universe gets dizzy for this question

No matter how still we stand, or if we’re in Scotland, Malaysia or the United States, we are always spinning. Our Earth spins at a constant, very fast speed as we make a trip around the sun.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

There’s more than one way to make a difference | Living with Gleigh

If you have followed my column at all, you already know how much I hate housework. I mostly despise cleaning alone. I don't mess it up by myself, so I shouldn't have to clean it by myself. My daughters, though they've never had scheduled weekly chores, are more than willing to pitch in when I ask. They might not take initiative to clean something on their own – really, if I ask them to empty the dishwasher, they will, but won't put in dirty dishes from the sink – however, they never complain about the state of anything. If they do, they will inherit the chore and it becomes their responsibility until they move out. It's why my oldest daughter has to clean the bird cage. Needless to say, I encourage them to point out when I've dropped the tidy ball, but it doesn't happen often. Go figure.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

There’s more than one way to make a difference | Living with Gleigh

If you have followed my column at all, you already know how much I hate housework. I mostly despise cleaning alone. I don’t mess it up by myself, so I shouldn’t have to clean it by myself. My daughters, though they’ve never had scheduled weekly chores, are more than willing to pitch in when I ask.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Dr. Universe explains memories

How do we remember stuff?

  • Oct 21st, 2016

It’s not too much to ask | Living with Gleigh

Now that my children are technically grown, I've had to find other things to occupy the space in my head that yells at them to do homework. I've recently lost a lot of weight, so I have more energy and have begun to consider that I could actually get something done in the evenings. The problem is that my husband likes to hang out in my office, watching TV, and surfing the internet for car parts he doesn't need.

  • Oct 19th, 2016

A do-over day to do over | Living with Gleigh

Last Friday I had great intentions to accomplish a lot. I don't know why they got derailed. It could have been the hurricane in Florida. My gardening friend and her family were in the path, but I had already checked in with her and she was not even in an evacuation zone. Maybe it was my heartfelt sorrow for the people of Haiti. At least most people in the U.S. have insurance and some sort of shelter, fresh water and food. But those people in Haiti have no other resources.

  • Oct 15th, 2016

Tips, tricks and advice on dating | How To Adult

In less than a year, three of my friends got married and had babies. My friend and I, let's call her Jessica, whom I've known since I was 5, like to visit the babies as much as possible. One weekend when we were visiting one of our friends and their baby in Vancouver, Wash., we came to the realization of how strange life can be, how everyone has such a different life path. Here we had friends that had a house, were married and had a baby. We were still single, living in the city and doing whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted. We spent all of our free time together with our other two friends, Aubrey and Damian, doing whatever. We spent most of our free time together, going on trips, having girls nights that involved giggle fests and scary movies. The best part about our friend group was that we didn't have significant others or kids to worry about. We could make plans at any time without having to ask a significant other or worry about babysitters for a kid.

Dr. Universe explains the sticky, slimy lives of spider webs

Dear Dr. Universe: How do spiders make silk? Also, sometimes spiders hang down from the ceiling, when they climb back up, where does the silk go? –Johnny, 8, Pullman, WA

  • Oct 13th, 2016

How to hate your kids less in 60 minutes a day | Living with Gleigh

I write a lot about my angst over my daughters because I compare them to what I read on Facebook. It's a mistake, because Facebook is the best 5 percent of everyone's lives. So we compare 100 percent of our lives to 5 percent of others' best. It's a 21st century self-confidence problem, to be sure.

  • Oct 5th, 2016
Apple Butter recipe and photo contributed to The Reporter by Emma Wehmann.

How ‘Bout Them Apples | In The Kitchen

For more than a year now, The Reporter has been busy cooking up recipes to share with the community.

  • Sep 30th, 2016
Apple Butter recipe and photo contributed to The Reporter by Emma Wehmann.
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Dr. Universe explores the colorful world of fall this week

Why do leaves change color? –Lucy, 5, Seattle, WA

  • Sep 29th, 2016
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Step on the carousel | Living with Gleigh

As colleges started these last couple weeks, I realized there is a comparable agony to the empty nest syndrome: when your kids aren't leaving and you don't see any signs of them taking steps toward their futures. It's not that I'm not proud of my kids, I am. They don't get in trouble, they aren't abusing controlled substances and they have jobs. They haven't been arrested (although in a totally odd, random family conversation we've decided that if you're going to be arrested you should go big and get arrested by the FBI). My biggest complaint about them is it would be nice if they did the dishes once in awhile, without being told. My issue is that they don't seem they want as much for themselves as I want for them. I don't want them to wait for life to start happening. It's already started; they just need to get on the carousel. They seem to have dreams, but are slow to pursue them. My oldest, who has attention deficit disorder, has a difficult time wrapping her head around change. My youngest just graduated from high school, is simply tired of school and wanted a break.

  • Sep 29th, 2016

Dr. Universe discusses flying this week

Dr. Universe: How can birds fly when they flap their wings, but when we flap our arms nothing happens? – Ravin, 9, London, UK

  • Sep 23rd, 2016

Oversight of motherly duties | Living with Gleigh

I have failed in my duties as a mother. I have not prepared my children to go out into this world and survive on their own. The other day my 19 year old asked me how one would get a package from our house to her friend's dorm in San Diego.

  • Sep 21st, 2016

Dr. Universe is seeing red for this week’s question

Why are apples red? -Emily, 5, Seattle

  • Sep 16th, 2016

Ante Up Band performs Saturday in Maple Valley

This Saturday, Sept. 17 at Stocktons Restaurant in Maple Valley, Ante Up Band will be performing.

  • Sep 15th, 2016

We could all use a little silliness in our lives | Living with Gleigh

My daughter decided to celebrate her birthday over Labor Day weekend. One because the date and venue of the anime convention I usually took them to changed, and two, a couple of the girls she goes to the convention with were leaving for college soon. It's just another adult reality in her new, post-graduate life: get a job, go off to college, and celebrate your birthday when it's convenient for your friends.

  • Sep 14th, 2016
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Dr. Universe chases after this answer

Why do cheetahs run so fast?

  • Sep 8th, 2016
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Learn how to buy a car with help from reporter Ana Karen Perez Guzman | How To Adult

When my brother and I got our driver's license, my dad made a deal with us. Whatever we put down for a car, he would match.

Labor Day, indeed | Living with Gleigh

I had a vague idea what Labor Day was, so I looked it up. Loosely translated it means barbecues and yard work for America. I personally have been laboring all week to excavate along my fence to create a new flower bed.

  • Sep 7th, 2016

War never changes, but it certainly changes us | Point of Review

"I wrote this book not to dissuade us from war but to understand it. It is especially important that we, who wield such massive force across the globe, see within ourselves the seeds of our own obliteration. We must guard against the myth of war and the drug of war that can, together, rend us blind and callous as some of those we battle."

  • Sep 2nd, 2016