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Scouters Mountain's nature garden
By Rebecca Koffman

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Why does a nature park need a nature garden?

NYT Politics

How Trump’s Playboy Persona Came Back to Haunt Him
A salacious indictment against the 45th president is the latest chapter in a life made for the tabloids.

Columbian Newspaper

Tesla deliveries face one big question: Did price cuts work?
Author: Dana Hull and Esha Dey, Dana Hull and Esha Dey, Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. shares are set to mark their best-ever start to a year, buoyed by price cuts across the electric-vehicle maker’s lineup in a bid to boost sales. Investors will soon discover if all the enthusiasm was justified.


Quick spring refreshes
Author: KIM COOK, Associated Press

Maybe you had hoped to be in a new home this year but were deterred by high housing prices. Maybe it’s just the arrival of spring that’s got you looking around your rooms and wanting something fresh.


Care, ‘magic’ help D.C. cherry blossoms defy age
Author: JESSICA DAMIANO, Associated Press

Peak bloom has arrived for the thousands of Japanese cherry blossom trees at the National Mall in Washington, and the area is awash in magnificent pink and white.


East Clark County mixed-use development to feature ‘open-air lifestyle’
Author: Will Campbell

New plans for a large 12-building development in the Columbia Palisades show an “open-air lifestyle” space with many walkable pathways and underground parking on the 14.5-acre site.


Religious service attendance down
Author: LUIS ANDRES HENAO, Associated Press

A “stable share” of Americans has participated in religious services in some way – virtually or in person – during the coronavirus pandemic, though in-person attendance is slightly lower than before the COVID-19 outbreak.


Drywall damage in home? Here’s how to fix it
Author: Hunter Boyce, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

From scuffs to scrapes to gaping holes, drywall damage happens. It’s an unfortunately unavoidable part of homeownership. But drywall repair doesn’t have to be daunting. Here’s how to easily fix your damaged drywall, according to the experts.


Estrich: Trump’s crime inciting violence
Author: Susan Estrich

‘What kind of person can charge another person, in this case a former President of the United States, who got more votes than any sitting President in history, and leading candidate (by far!) for the Republican Party nomination, with a Crime, when it is known by all that NO Crime has been committed, & also known that potential death & destruction in such a false charge could be catastrophic for our Country?”


Cheers & Jeers: Taking on treaty; lingering ills
Author: The Columbian

Cheers: To the Columbia River Treaty. President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Canada contained some news that is pertinent to Washington. Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emphasized the importance of the Columbia River Treaty and their mutual desire to modernize the pact.