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Updated May 21, 2015 at 8:44 AM

You pay hundreds of dollars for homeowner’s insurance. It’s required coverage for everyone who takes out a mortgage, yet people seldom go over the fine print of their policy, to find out what is covered, the dollar amount, and any deductibles. Before disaster strikes, why not inform yourself about how, exactly, your homeowner’s insurance protects you?Your home’s structureHomeowner’s insurance will pay toward the rebuilding of your home...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 8:20 AM

Scott Hoffman Black grew up in Nebraska. He remembers playing outside as a child and seeing hundreds of monarch butterflies in the summer sky. On his last visit back with his two children, only a few of the easily identifiable orange, black and...

Updated May 20, 2015 at 8:46 AM

Now that spring is in full swing and the garden is breathing down the neck of summer, it is time to make a list of garden chores to do. The glow of spring can be very deceiving and can lull you into a false sense of security.

Posted May 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Reader question: We are first-time homebuyers. We are also young and uninformed. Our agent is my aunt who was pregnant and due at any time. I found a house I really liked, but she couldn’t show it because of her condition. I had the...

Posted May 17, 2015 at 11:01 PM

TIP OF THE WEEKIt used to be that the “man cave” was relegated to the basement or the garage. Now homes are being designed with the man cave already in mind to give men a place to call their own. Many homeowners...

Posted May 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.” — Nicholas Sparks, "The Notebook," 2004As Southern Oregon moves toward its summer drought period, this quote resonates...

Updated May 14, 2015 at 9:23 AM

William Bartram, a naturalist from Philadelphia, traveled across the Southeast in the spring of 1773 and described “a vast forest of the most stately pine trees that can be imagined.”Bartram was describing the longleaf...

Updated May 14, 2015 at 7:33 AM

Ah, sweet harmony. That’s the word — and the feeling — that springs to mind when you think of a garden arbor, pergola or gazebo. These appealing outdoor features keep everything in balance, adding a distinctly...

Posted May 12, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Reader question: I work in finance with a mid-size publicly traded company. We outsource our relocation policy to a third-party relocation company. Our costs to relocate continue to rise yet our relocation company says that short of...

Updated May 12, 2015 at 7:25 AM

If your yard is covered in shadow for some or most of the day, gardening can be a challenge. Having shade doesn’t equal no possibility of a garden, though. With a little research and creativity, shade gardens can be refreshing,...

Updated May 12, 2015 at 6:52 AM

Is your bathroom too small? You’re not alone in thinking the space could be bigger. A recent survey conducted by faucet maker Moen found that almost half of respondents (45 percent) wish they could make their bathroom...

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