Replacing over-grown shrubs

Question: We moved into an established older home four years ago. One of the first things we did was prune back several over-grown shrubs. We now find ourselves pruning those same shrubs every year or so. We now have the means to replace those shrubs with new ones. Are there shrubs available which require very little if any pruning?

Olsen honored by Legislature

Sheila Olsen talks with Joe Ahlstrom while attending the August 2011 GOP picnic at Tautphaus Park. Olsen died Feb. 11 at age 79. Robert Bower / Post Register file

Sheila Olsen, a longtime local Republican activist and pillar of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been honored by the Idaho Legislature with a concurrent resolution that passed both the House and Senate in unanimous votes.

Knocking out Parkinson’s

Scott Kent works out with a double-ended bag during Rock Steady Boxing, a boxing class for people with Parkinson’s disease, at Apple Athletic on Monday. “A year ago I was almost wheelchair bound,” Kent said. “My wife had to help me do everything.” Kent credits physical activity, he generally works out five times a week, to getting where he is today. John Roark /

“Left, right, left, right. Duck!”

‘It’s literally highway robbery’

Phil Parhamovich of Wisconsin temporarily lost nearly $92,000 of his life’s savings last year after a stop by the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Now, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill that will prohibit the state from using so-called asset forfeiture waivers — a form that allows people to sign over their money or assets to the government if they are implicated in a drug crime. Courtesy photo

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Nearly five months after a Wisconsin man successfully petitioned the state of Wyoming to return the $91,800 it took from him, the state Legislature passed a bill that would have made it nearly impossible for a Highway Patrol trooper to take that money in the first place.


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