Noticed some changes in your yard? My rhododendron bush was blooming weeks ago  – in February. If you think that seems odd, you’re right. The major papers report that spring is arriving earlier – and it’s most obvious in the Pacific Northwest. See the Seattle P-I and the Oregonian.

Please welcome freelance editor Christina Claassen to Sightline Daily’s team. Christina works three mornings a week from her home at the North Cascades Institute. (Yes, she lives in the park!) She clocks in at 5 and helps clip the regional papers. Christina is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.