Book Scene: Book turns lens on William O. Douglas’ environmental legacy | Explore Yakima

Book Scene: Book turns lens on William O. Douglas’ environmental legacy | Explore Yakima

Should trees have standing? Justice William O. Douglas famously pondered this hypothetical in his dissent in Sierra v. Morton. The Sierra Club had sued to block the development of a ski resort in Mineral King Valley in California. In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Sierra Club had no standing — the … Read more

Book Scene: Illuminating reverence, resilience and reverie | Explore Yakima

Book Scene: Illuminating reverence, resilience and reverie | Explore Yakima

“Poems are gifts to the attentive.” — Paul Celan Marie Marchand is the current poet laureate of Ellensburg. Her newest and second collection is “Gifts to the Attentive.” This collection is divided into three sections: Reverence, Resilience and Reverie. The beginning poems are about mental illness and the recovery process, and Marchand has dedicated the … Read more

Jennette McCurdy rises above childhood trauma with new book | A&E

Jennette McCurdy rises above childhood trauma with new book | A&E

Jennette McCurdy is well-aware the title of her new book, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” (Simon & Schuster) is attention-grabbing. She also readily admits that she means every word. “It’s something that I mean sincerely, I’m not saying it to be flippant.” McCurdy, who co-starred in Nickelodeon shows “iCarly” with Miranda Cosgrove and its spin-off … Read more

Book Scene: Ready for a deep dive into your immune system? | Explore Yakima

Book Scene: Ready for a deep dive into your immune system? | Explore Yakima

There’s a joke about immunology that appeared in an article I read a few years ago. The author of the article, Ed Yong, credited it to Jessica Metcalf, a professor and researcher at Princeton. To (very) roughly paraphrase the original joke: “A cardiologist and an immunologist are kidnapped. Their captors promise to spare whichever doctor … Read more