I've always wondered: how mint flavoring became associated with clean teeth

Mar 16, 2018
Listener Grant Cohoe says he's "not a fan of mint" and asks: "Why it is that mint is so ubiquitous in toothpaste, mouthwash and the like?"
Mint flavored toothpaste at the store. 
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What the loss of a mill means to a town

Jan 8, 2018
An industry that once defined Camas, Washington, is coming to an end. Now the former mill town is searching for its future identity.
Camas Mayor Scott Higgins in his office.
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California consumers are buying gold health insurance plans in record numbers

Dec 13, 2017
Obamacare’s open enrollment period closes for most states Friday. Thanks to a complicated federal formula, a spike in premiums this year has given consumers who are eligible for subsidies more money to buy insurance. And early signs suggest some people…