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Nature notes: Canada geese family rearing

By Kendalynn Ross Teacher/Naturalist Intern A month ago, V-shaped flocks peppered our skies. With their populations increasing fast ...

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Al Batt: When do Swedes turn their lights on in the rain

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I never know when it’s raining hard enough to turn on my ...

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Ask A Trooper: Worried about scams when buying a car

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I am looking at purchasing my first vehicle but I am worried about ...

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Jena DeMoss: Fueling champions — A guide to spring sports nutrition for kids

Spring is here, and your kids are kicking it into high gear with long practices, all-day meets, and ...

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Austin Public Library: Tech-infused programs abound at Austin Public Library

By Eric Christians Technology Coordinator Greetings Austin and surrounding communities. My name is Eric Christians and I am ...

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The Wide Angle: Lack of internet nearly killed us

Now that I’m at the age of 50 and frighteningly close to the senior citizen’s discount at Perkins, ...

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APS Column: An update from Austin Public Schools

By Superintendent Dr. Joey Page As we look forward to spring and warmer weather, we wanted to take ...

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Sen. Gene Dornink: Getting back to bipartisanship

Friends and neighbors, I am writing to you as I prepare for Thursday’s committee hearing. At this point ...

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Jamey Helgeson: Reminder: The order deadline for the 29th annual Rose Sale approaching

As the calendar inches closer to March 26, it’s essential to mark your calendars for the deadline for ...

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Peggy Keener: A caste system of a different kind

I recently finished reading the book “Caste – The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson. It is ...

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Al Batt: How tall people experience rain

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Someone called and left a message. I wrote it down. I can’t ...

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The Wide Angle: To paint or not to paint

Here’s the dilemma I’m facing: To paint or not to paint. A couple of years ago we decided ...

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Ask A Trooper: Mild weather leads summer driving habits

By Sgt. Troy Christianson With highs near 50 and the sun in the sky, it can be hard ...

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Jena DeMoss: Fall in love with seafood

Did you know that almost 90% of Americans do NOT meet the recommended intake for seafood? Seafood has ...

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Ask A Trooper: Appropriate ways to use roundabouts

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I have noticed that there are more aggressive actions being taken at roundabouts. ...

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