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Amid a historic run of inflation over the last year, the cost of housing—especially rent—has been one of the most significant pressures on household finances. Renters in many markets are seeing increases of 20% or more as they sign new leases, and with the nationwide rental vacancy rate at j…

Ande lives in Puyallup, Washington, and reads my weekly column in her paper. She’s got a very common problem. In fact, tens of thousands of people suffer from it in places where there’s abundant rainfall for many months during the year.

A California woman who punched a flight attendant in the face during a flight and broke her teeth has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Vyvianna Quinonez on Tuesday was also ordered by the federal judge in San Diego to pay nearly $26,000 in restitution and a $7,500 fine for the assault on a May 2021 Southwest flight between Sacramento and San Diego. Quinonez is prohibited from flying for three years while she is on supervised release and must participate in anger management classes or counseling. Quinonez last year pleaded guilty to one count of interference with flight crew members and attendants.

Seven-term U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader has lost the Democratic primary in Oregon to progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner. The vote count in the state’s 5th Congressional District was significantly delayed by ballots with blurry bar codes in Oregon’s third-largest county that were rejected by vote-counting machines. McLeod-Skinner had the backing of the local Democratic parties in all four counties covered by the redrawn Congressional district, which now includes the fast-growing city of Bend. She urged stronger action on climate change and portrayed Schrader as too conservative and beholden to pharmaceutical companies. McLeod-Skinner will face Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer in November.

Medicare recipients will get a premium reduction — but not until next year. That reflects what Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra says was an overestimate in costs of covering a controversial new Alzheimer’s drug. Becerra’s statement Friday says the 2022 premium should be adjusted downward but legal and operational hurdles prevent officials from doing that in the middle of the year. He did not say what the adjustment would be. Medicare Part B premiums jumped by $22 a month, to $170.10, for 2022, in part because of the cost of the drug Aduhelm, which was approved despite weak evidence that it could slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.

If you’re not a cilantro fan, you might pass on this delicious grilled chicken summer salad from @kristen.cook. If you are, start chopping some fresh veggies now.

This shrimp and rice bowl from @onlysarahd is packed with flavor from chili lime seasoning and seasonal vegetables including corn and tomatoes. It’s the perfect well balanced summer dish.

TikTok creator @shaynateresetaylor kept it simple with perfectly cooked seared sushi-grade ahi tuna and some micro-greens. 

With boating season ramping up, it's a good time to talk about best practices for pet-friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the lake, river or sea with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged first mate in mind.

Misinformation in the pet food market abounds. To help determine fact from fiction, here's research on the most common misconceptions about pet food.

Misinformation in the pet food market abounds. To help determine fact from fiction, ManyPets researched 10 of the most common misconceptions around pet food.

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