There’s always something

We spend our summers camping and attending rod runs, which are car…

  • Jul 19th, 2017


Even a bad respite has its place

During extremely stressful situations, like my MIL being in hospice care these…

  • Jul 12th, 2017


When mom discovers a new superhero

Having toddlers is an exercise in patience, having teenagers is an exercise…

  • Jul 7th, 2017


Dr. Universe explains how astronauts in eat in space

Rhemi, 12, St. Louis, Mo. Dear Rhemi, Astronauts eat all kinds of…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

The responsibility of the living to the dying

By Gretchen Leigh

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Dr. Universe explains earthquakes

Dear Dr. Universe: When will the next major earthquake be? Earthquakes really…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Dr. Universe explains what causes lightening

Dear Dr. Universe: What causes lightning? -Monica, 10, Costa Rica And while…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Maple Valley teenagers show talent and commitment

Miss Washington Teen USA is a competition that selects a representative to…

Just give her a toothpick for Heaven’s sake

These last several weeks, my husband and I have been making the…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Was it something I said?

Three mornings a week I swim at the Covington Aquatic Center. I’m…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Outstanding Kentwood senior graduates

During his four years at Kentwood High School, Warren Bacote-Wilson has found…

Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe: Why do snakes shed their skin? Kalitia, 12, Zimmerman, Minn.

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Keep kids active this summer

Keep kids active this summer The city of Covington partnered with the…

Zone 3 Explorers gear up for regional competition

Zone 3 Explorers is a program for young adults and is designed to train them to work in the fire service.

Kentlake senior overcomes challenges, embraces diversity

Kentlake High School senior Jayke Chavez has embraced the diversity in the…

Dump your own trash, I’m busy | Living with Gleigh

We seem to be the dumping ground for stuff no one wants.…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Summer reading: Relax, learn and have fun

It seemed like winter was longer‐than‐usual this year, but it’s behind us now

  • Jun 1st, 2017

The Great Chocolate Incident | Living with Gleigh

If anything could have made me cry, it would have been the Great Chocolate Incident

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Dr. Universe explains where our blood comes from

Why do we have blood? Where does it come from? –Norelle, Olympia, Wash.

  • May 31st, 2017

Be thankful for the ups and the downs

I have always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason

Nobody gets paid enough to deal with the likes of me | Living with Gleigh

My family was more than happy to get away from me as I chattered nonstop

  • May 25th, 2017

Dr. Universe describes the journey of island animals

How do animals get to islands?

  • May 24th, 2017

Rethinking yardwork to take care of your body

In the Pacific Northwest, spring is the vacation-like feel that comes with along overdue blue sky

  • May 20th, 2017

Before I became an adult I wish I knew…

…how to eat like an adult

Ardent adoration isn’t always necessary | Living with Gleigh

I’ve always maintained Mother’s Day is a holiday for mothers whose mothers have passed away or live far away

  • May 18th, 2017

The long, simple lives of turtles are explored by Dr. Universe

How do turtles live so much longer than other animals?

  • May 17th, 2017

Getting the facts on colonoscopies: 5 myths debunked

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States

  • May 13th, 2017

Mom brain on details | Living with Gleigh

I’m trying my very best to stay out of my daughters’ business

  • May 11th, 2017

‘13 Reasons Why’ is worth settling in and watching

It’s no secret when a new show is released on Netflix

Dr. Universe talks viruses and animals

How do viruses affect animals? - Gianni, 10, Cayman Islands

  • May 10th, 2017

Get bushels of berries | The Compleat Home Gardener

May Day alert! The ground in Western Washington is still cold from…

  • May 5th, 2017

Tahoma robotics team competes in championship | News and Notes

Tahoma robotics team competes in championship From April 19-22 the Tahoma robotics…

Call of the wild | Living with Gleigh

“Forewarning – this column is not for the feint of stomach.”

  • May 3rd, 2017

6K, benefit concert, deadlines and more | News and Notes

More than 10 countries will participate in World Vision’s Global 6K for Water

Problem solving 101 | Living with Gleigh

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that my husband and I broke out the RV for the first time this year

  • Apr 27th, 2017

Dr. Universe is hot and cold for this week’s question

Dear Dr. Universe: What exactly is climate change? How does it affect the way we live? –Pranav, 10

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Tahoma students have big achievements | News and Notes

Tahoma High School’s Robotics team advances to World Championship April 19-22

Dr. Universe explains the purpose of blood

Our bodies have many living parts, like skin, muscle, brain and bones

  • Apr 19th, 2017

All that’s needed for a glorious Easter | Living with Gleigh

After last Easter, I decided to dispense with a fancy dinner

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Unsafe Space, a review of “Life”

The American movie going public has fallen in love with space movies once again

  • Apr 17th, 2017