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Oregonians get ready for the big eclipse

“The eclipse is coming, the eclipse is coming.” In China, 715 years ago, that statement would’ve been met with fear and worry over what disaster the darkening of the skies would foretell to fall upon the leader.

August 8, 2017 3:12 p.m. read more..

Gerald Gaule finds niche with ‘senior radio’

Gerald Gaule was just a boy when he had his first on-air experience in radio. He was at the Clark County Fair in southwest Washington when he came upon a radio station disc jockey broadcasting remotely. Gaule, already a fan of radio who loved to listen to his shortwave and create radio shows at home, watched and listened to the DJ for two or three hours.

May 8, 2017 1:56 p.m. read more..

Portland project provides household items to the most needy

Imagine you are a mother with two children, struggling to make ends meet. You finally are able to get an apartment, but you have not even a chair to sit on, or the warm glow of a lamp for evening light. As the founder of Community Warehouse, Roz Bebener heard this story countless times.

May 5, 2017 3:53 p.m. read more..

Healthy habits for a good night's sleep

When getting ready for bed, good health habits mean brushing your teeth and washing your face. But what about when you’re tucked in and just can’t seem to fall asleep no matter how many sheep you count?

May 5, 2017 2:48 p.m. read more..

Young teen Harry Hendricks learned the meaning of hard work during World War II

A chance conversation among teenagers in an ice cream parlor led Harry Hendricks not only to contribute to America’s war effort, but learn lifetime job skills. It happened in 1943, when Hendricks — barely a teen himself — struck up a conversation with another teen working at the bustling shipyards run by businessman Henry J. Kaiser on the north side of the Columbia River, where thousands of workers were churning out U.S. military vessels during World War II.

May 2, 2017 1:52 p.m. read more..

Pet therapy brings its rewards

Pet owners know first-hand that dogs and cats love unconditionally; they are there when the person needs a hug or a smile. This love and acceptance make dogs and cats ideal therapeutic visitors for the elderly and disabled in nursing homes and care facilities.

April 11, 2017 11:42 a.m. read more..

Suffering chronic pain? There are options for pain management

Sarah Gradis’ patient was an older woman experiencing chronic pain, primarily in her back and legs. The woman was independent, lived on her own and was reluctant to ask her family for help with everyday tasks. But she was having difficulty with things like housework, and was feeling increasingly isolated and concerned she might fall.

April 10, 2017 3:49 p.m. read more..