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Cover Oregon Deadline

Don’t forget: If you don’t get health insurance from your employer, today, Dec. 4, is the deadline to apply through Cover Oregon – in order for coverage to begin January 1. Although CoverOregon.com was problem-plagued (like its national counterpart), Cover … Continue Reading

Epic Dash

Even if you could care less about football, you should check out this wildly unlikely last play over the weekend, when Auburn (ranked no. 5) suddenly beat Alabama (ranked no. 1). Alabama was ahead seven points with about two minutes … Continue Reading

Can You Hear Me Now?

What do YOU think? A backlash is underway against the FCC’s proposal to allow in-flight cellphone calls. The Commission said Thursday that it will consider the idea at its December meeting, unleashing a firestorm of criticism.

The union representing flight … Continue Reading

Healthy Holiday Kitchen Tips

The Environmental Working Group is out with a Holiday Healthy Food Guide. It emphasizes choosing food relatively free of added chemicals, and avoiding potentially toxic chemicals in cookware (like Teflon), storing and reheating leftovers safely.

Here’s the EWG list.

Applied Geometry

A Vancouver family is celebrating a new home this week – built mostly by high school students. The “Math in Construction” classes at Evergreen and Mountain View High Schools joined forces with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity to measure, cut, and … Continue Reading

Military Children Suffer

Teenagers with parents in the military have a higher risk of suicide when their relatives are deployed multiple times, according to a new study.

University of Southern California researchers found a link between multiple deployments of parents or siblings and … Continue Reading