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Yes, we can do this

We are all getting a first-hand glimpse of our favorite newscaster’s kitchen as they report from home. The top half looks good and very professional, but we all know that the bottom half is wearing sweatpants. How things have changed. Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, formerly unheard of, are our new heroes. We
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News

What might reopen and be allowed soon

Washington’s efforts to restore pre-coronavirus public and business activity will happen in four phases. Governor Jay Inslee announced May 11 the state’s stay-home order would continue through May 31, but he said phases lasting a minimum of three weeks would be used by officials to evaluate public safety at each juncture and determine when it’s
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Life with coronavirus: Optimistic food for thought Life with coronavirus: Optimistic food for thought

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to throw up roadblocks for our way of life, it’s no small feat to find reasons to be optimistic in the face of uncertainty about the future, both near and long-term. But the general outlook gets a boost from the efforts of many who are doling out help with physical
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Lower-cost prescriptions promoted

A new state law aimed at protecting patients from excess costs of prescription medications requires pharmacists to charge the lesser of a customer’s insurance co-pay or the cash price. The new law (House Bill 2464), which was approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor in March, will take effect June 10. When it
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Con artists trying to trick investors during pandemic

Financial authorities are cautioning investors in Washington to beware of con artists seeking to capitalize on fear and uncertainty created by the coronavirus situation. “We know con artists are opportunistic and use current events to cloak their schemes with an air of immediacy and legitimacy. Never make an investment decision without understanding what you are
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Lifestyles

Early-spring preps produce a beautiful summer garden Early-spring preps produce a beautiful summer garden

As winter fades into spring, gardeners can’t wait to get busy in the garden.  Pruning, cutting back perennials and ornamental grasses and preparing the garden for spring planting are just a few of the tasks.  Keep yourself and the pollinators overwintering in your garden safe as you start the cleanup process. Always prune with a
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Food

No-bake cheesecake that’s diabetic-friendly No-bake cheesecake that’s diabetic-friendly

In “The Clean and Simple Diabetes Cookbook,” dietitian Jackie Newgent provides 25 step-by-step, easy-cooking recipes that are endorsed by the American Diabetes Association–the book’s publisher—for meeting the ADA’s dietary and nutritional guidelines in everyday meal planning for diabetics. One of them is the No-Bake Cheesecake in a Glass. Here it is.   INGREDIENTS 1 (10-ounce)
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Adventures

Webinar has advice for safe travel

Traveling in the Puget Sound area, the Pacific Northwest and faraway has unique challenges during the coronavirus outbreak, but what’s true now and in the future is that there’s nothing like travel to keep you active and engaged, and also that traveling safely takes careful planning. With that in mind, “Safe Travels for Seniors”–a free,
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Health & Fitness

Physical and mental health while social distancing: How to do it Physical and mental health while social distancing: How to do it

COVID-19 has the public rethinking how they stay healthy – both physically and mentally. Even those in good health can start to feel anxious and fearful when the words pandemic and social distancing are mentioned. But can you stay active and mentally healthy while social distancing? The answer is a resounding yes. While routines have
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Personal Finance/Business/Products

Vets’ benefits: Medicare versus VA

For military veterans who are approaching Medicare eligibility or are new to Medicare, it might be confusing to know the difference between your VA benefits and Medicare benefits. Let’s set the record straight on four common misperceptions about veterans and Medicare. Myth 1: My health coverage is covered by the VA, so I don’t need
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