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No other animal of the sea has been so misunderstood, feared, and vilified as the lowly octopus. The octopus is an invertebrate that belongs in the phylum Mollusca along with chitons, clams, … more
My go-tos for pop culture, entertainment and hobbies, as most who know me might say, are books, video games, writing, TV shows and concerts. But I've been known to dabble in the outdoors, … more
As we continue to adapt our daily lives dues to COVID-19, there’s almost no doubt that someday we will all be able to return to what we have come to know as “normal.” With that thought in mind, … more
Greetings to all in Legislative District 16 and the surrounding area. The Legislature will reconvene Monday after a break since mid-March due to COVID-19. When it does, the situation will have … more
It had been months since I had seen my brother, AJ. The pandemic had kept us apart. I was here in Nebraska, while he was at his house — a group home for people with disabilities — in Davenport, … more
There's a lot to love about county fairs. Though many have been canceled by COVID-19, Washington County vows to host a trimmed-down, safe edition at the end of the month. So, there's a question to … more
One of the most famous science research ships in history was the British Royal Navy vessel the HMS Endeavor. It sailed under the famous Captain James Cook and made voyages to the South Pacific that … more
Divisive issues are probably always a part of any society, especially a democracy that we enjoy here in the United States. Lately, we’ve been a part of some pretty major situations that have many … more
As fall is quickly approaching, the decision whether to play college football this year or not will need to be made soon. Some think there’s no possible way universities can have seasons while … more
Whoever says salt is an absolutely necessary ingredient in cooking, hasn’t been using herbs and spices to their full potential. Now, don't get me wrong, I do add salt here and there to my meals, … more
The wandering albatross, with an adult wingspan of 10 to 11 feet, is the largest and most spectacular of the world's approximately 360 kinds of flying seabirds. There are 13 species of … more
As we all know, we’re going through some truly unique times. Never in the history of the world, has there been a time like this. Sure, there have been pandemics, and yes, there have been protests. … more
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