Opinion

Careless driver keeps making a mess of things, for Pete’s sake

Last week, a semi-trailer truck clipped a corner of the historic downtown Pioneer Square pergola in Seattle.

  • Sep 27, 2008

Can we handle city’s panhandlers?

How long is the average traffic light? It seems like a long time, but it is usually 30 seconds, sometimes more. If you don’t get through in one cycle, it could be a minute or more?

  • Sep 24, 2008

Time for a showdown as races heat up

If politics were boxing – and sometimes it certainly seems that way – then we have finished with the sparring, and it’s now time for the main event. In other words, the general election will be nothing like the primary.

  • Sep 23, 2008

If winning feels like a million bucks, then losing feels like ___

Iwas sitting in the stands a couple of weeks ago when the Huskies football team saw a potential victory evaporate faster than spilled beer on a hot sidewalk – all because of a referee’s call.

  • Sep 19, 2008

Acceptable action? Teacher strikes and the law

Now that the Bellevue teachers’ strike is over, it’s time to ask and answer a simple question: Are teachers’ strikes acceptable?

  • Sep 15, 2008

For a good chill? Go visit Father Will

My granduncle was the oldest man I had ever seen. His name was Father William Cashman, and I guessed his age at 500 or 600 years, but that was just a guess. He might have been older.

  • Sep 12, 2008

All Washington students deserve the chance to succeed

Back to school is a special time. One million children will fill their backpacks with new books, nervous energy and optimism and board yellow buses to return to school.

  • Sep 10, 2008

How to drive a liberal woman crazy

Iunderstand why some people oppose John McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and why they disagree with her.

  • Sep 8, 2008

Better late than ever: Determined to make a serious run at president

Isuppose this is coming a bit late in the game, but I don’t have much going on right now – so I have decided to run for president.

  • Sep 5, 2008

Opening the doors to a new, promising year

Welcome to the 2008-2009 school year. As a new superintendent, I am honored to serve this community.

  • Sep 5, 2008

How extremes alter public perception

The public needs extremes. So-called radicals, regardless of their spot on the political spectrum, effectively can sway the massive middle’s opinion. In an ideological tug-of-war, the side with the strongest anchors will yank the losers into the mud pit.

  • Sep 2, 2008

My crystal ball: State will select Obama, Rossi

Election day remains a couple of months away, but I’m ready to make some predictions on how our state will vote.

  • Sep 2, 2008

Keeping the scent and tracking the furry Bigfoot phenomenon

You might have seen the news story last week: A couple of guys from Georgia told people that they had a found the body of a dead Bigfoot – and they were going to show it at a press conference, proving once and for all that such a creature really existed.

  • Aug 29, 2008

Auburn reporter: Cultural exchange trip to Japan took on a personal meaning

Most people who write for newspapers dread being part of the stories they write. It’s true: journalism, in its most textbook sense, demands we stay out of the story. But occasionally something happens that requires us to not only write about something, but to experience it.

  • Aug 26, 2008

The media missed a few things last week on election night

When the early vote totals were announced after last Tuesday night’s primary, it looked like good news for the Democrats.

  • Aug 25, 2008

Damaging act spoils worthy mission for club

Vandals, taggers and graffiti sprayers have left an ugly mark throughout the city of Auburn this summer, especially on its spacious parks.

State must do more to protect communities from sex predators

Last month, Kenneth Demone Sims, a convicted sex offender from Renton, was charged with three counts of rape.

  • Aug 18, 2008

No new bridge? No tolls, please

When the 520 floating bridge opened in 1963, travelers had to stop at a toll booth

  • Aug 18, 2008

With friends like these: The gravy train has ended

When Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama won the South Carolina primary, former President Bill Clinton said it was because he was black.

  • Aug 18, 2008