US finds 500 Native American boarding school deaths so far

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A first-of-its-kind federal study of Native American boarding schools that for over a century sought to assimilate Indigenous children into white society has identified more than 500 student deaths at the institutions, but officials expect that figure to grow exponentially as research continues.

Island Life: A rare sight

The rarely seen stinkhorn fungus shows its colors in Kona. Stinkhorns are mushrooms that are found from the tropics to more temperate regions.

6 ways to make your garden more successful

Homeowners enjoy gardening for many different reasons. In addition to adding beauty to a property, gardens can offset grocery costs by yielding tasty produce. They also offer important habitats and food sources for both insects and animals.

Style at Home: The art of pattern mixing

We love to mix everything from styles to colors and especially patterns. After all, new traditional design is a mix itself. It is classic and fresh, livable and luxe, formal and fun. The goal is to take “traditional” elements and turn them into “new” design concepts that paint the story of you in your home. Pattern mixing is the starting point to be creative and show personality; it is the perfect excuse to be wild and free and throw the rulebook out the window. Without a rulebook, you can start to create a uniquely wonderful home.

Island Life: Newly eclosed monarch

The term to describe the activity when a butterfly “hatches” is eclosed. This female Monarch butterfly prepares for her first flight 24 hours after eclosing.