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Birth announcements throughout North Central Washington

Christmas no holiday for Tacoma detainee and his family

It was a difficult Christmas for Ramon Mendoza Pascual at Tacoma’s federal immigration detention center, his family said. He’s one of many detainees who went on hunger strikes several times this year to protest deportations and conditions at the center on the Tacoma Tideflats.

Buddhist center hosts spiritual study group

EAST WENATCHEE — The HUMUH Clear Mind Buddhist Life Science/Meditation Center of Oroville will host a Satsang spiritual study group at 4 p.m. Jan. 11 in the sanctuary of the Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway.

Apple Leaf | Poor portrayals of violence and sex in the media

Across all countries and accessing all kinds of people, the media is everywhere. It screams at us from paper platforms, its messages are passed from one mouth to the next, and it burns into our eyes through screens. Television, computers, and the phones glued to our hands all shove propaganda and subliminal messages down the throat of society. It is universally accessible, and is instantly effective.
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Exploring the hidden stories of Northwest wildlife

On Jan. 9, David Moskowitz — expert wildlife tracker, photographer, author and outdoor educator — will provide an evening of amazing photographs and tales exploring the hidden stories of our region’s wildlife.
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The Best World Photos of 2014

Wenatchee World photo editor Don Seabrook and photographer Mike Bonnicksen do outstanding work on a regular basis. As a two-man photo staff, they cover a lot of territory to snap award-winning images for the newspaper.

Dear Abby: No pay, no thanks leaves man thinking ‘no, wait’

Dear Abby: I am recently divorced and now seeing a wonderful woman who is pretty much everything I was looking for except for a couple of issues, which concern going out to eat — which we do often. Not once has she offered to pay for a meal.

Dear Abby: Daughter’s baby-sitting leads to another baby

Dear Abby: My 16-year-old daughter, “Sierra,” started baby-sitting in the afternoons for a couple when she was 15. Sometimes her dad or I would drop her off; sometimes the husband, “Karl,” would before he left for work. My husband and Karl became friends, and when Karl and his wife split up, we let him stay on our couch for a few months.

Dear Abby: Grandkids will benefit from bilingualism

Dear Abby: “Left Out in Florida” (Sept. 2) feels it is inconsiderate of her daughter-in-law to speak only her native language (not English) with her children in front of their grandparents. You advised that the mother should speak English in this situation.
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Forget ravioli: Gnudi is all you need now

You know how a word you’ve just learned suddenly begins popping up everywhere? Well, gnudi have been doing virtually the same lately, showing up on menus in restaurants I’ve visited and in cookbooks I’ve been reading.
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Great showing by NCW wines in Platinum Judging

North Central Washington wineries showed they can compete with the state’s largest and most prestigious wineries at the 15th Annual Platinum Judging, held by Wine Press Northwest and Great Northwest Wines in Kennewick Oct. 21-23.
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Newell, Levesque

Amanda Levesque and Adam Newell were married Sept. 29 at Mountain Springs Lodge in Plain before Rev. Phil Strong.

Births

Birth announcements throughout North Central Washington
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St. Germain, Badger

Drew St. Germain and Jil Badger were married Oct. 18 at the Cashmere Riverside Center.
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Drive-thru prayer for the heartsick and hurried

FREMONT, Calif. — M.J. Johnson drove onto the Holy Spirit Catholic Church parking lot and, as her car’s motor idled and its headlights pierced the evening darkness, she prayed with a church volunteer, asking God to help her father as he grieves for his late wife.