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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Cicadas have come, and they could now go

City Editor Alyssa Schnugg isn’t a fan of flying bugs, but she was interested in the recent appearance of cicadas. That interest has started to wear off, however, with their noise and other issues. (May 28, 2015, Page 4)

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    Learning more about our noisy visitors

    So what do we know about the cicadas that are buzzing in the trees these days? Editor Don Whitten wondered what purpose they serve, and shares the answers he found. (May 20, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Savoring nature — a bigger, more magical world

      Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the wonders of nature and how it would be great if everyone had the time and opportunity to see that part of the world. (August 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Climate change and women

        Climate change will affect women more than men. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at that contention as he wonders about the uninformed and informed debating the issue. (August 7, 2014, Page 4)

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          Birds offer easy way to commune with nature

          Editor Don Whitten writes about a newfound hobby – watching birds – and tells how it’s a relaxing way to commune with nature without having to leave the house. (April 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Windows to the world

            Columnist Scout Julany writes this week about her front-row show in her backyard (February 28, 2014, Page 1B)

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              She Divorced Him!

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a conversation with his creative writing students on the subject of which sex is favored by Mother Nature in the business of romance. (February 18, 2014, Page 4)

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                ‘Natural’ drying may be coming back in style

                Have you seen clothes hanging on a line behind your parents’ or grandparents’ house. Editor Don Whitten recalls those memories and notes that he’s seen a few more houses with new poles and lines as people battle the high cost of energy and go green at the same time. (August 13, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Oh, Fraptious Day!

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray looks back at the Sunday before Memorial Day, noting its calm and beauty as he observed creatures of nature interacting with each other. (June 8, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Learn From The Birds

                    In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about how nature – and birds, specifically – show us all about love and commitment. (February 14, 2012, Page 4)

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