Dr. Wood: If you or a family member has contact with a bat, it’s time to take action

During our long Northwest evenings, with lots of bugs around in summer, bat sightings are common. You may see them darting through the evening sky as they collect mosquitoes and other insects for their suppers. They also help protect crops from insects, and help to pollinate a wide variety of plants. However, while bats provide many benefits to people, they also can carry rabies, which is a rare but potentially deadly disease, not only to humans, but also to pets.

Panorama neighbors opposed to Lacey rezone they feel harms their residential neighborhood.

Neighbors of the Panorama senior living complex have been fighting a rezoning of their residential neighborhood that allows for expansion of the facility and up to an 8-story apartment complex.