Jill Richardson

06/26/2016 - 7:00am

    Imagine painstakingly making up your way up the cables of Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome peak — only to see swooshes and slogans encouraging you to “Just Do It.”

    “Welcome to Half Dome,” a gleaming banner greets...

06/19/2016 - 1:00pm

    There should’ve been an overhaul in how we regulate toxic chemicals years ago. Like when the 2010 President’s Cancer Panel report concluded that babies are now born “pre-polluted.” Or when it came to light that a common flame retardant used in...

06/12/2016 - 6:00pm

    I recently stayed with a friend who lives just a few miles from the Mexican border — and from the start of the Pacific Crest Trail.

    Since I was there anyway, I thought, what the heck? I might as well...

06/04/2016 - 8:00am

    Food labels are changing.

    In the past, you could only see how much total sugar was in your food. That included sugars naturally occurring in healthy, whole foods — like lactose in milk —...

05/28/2016 - 4:00pm

    If you’re poor, many Americans think, it’s your own fault. It’s a sign of your own moral failing.

    I don’t personally believe that, but the idea has roots in our culture going back...

05/20/2016 - 8:00pm

    The time has come for me to play my Woman Card.

    A male Republican politician in my state of Wisconsin has introduced a “bathroom bill” like the one passed in North Carolina, which requires...

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