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This is usually the time of year when columnists don’t write about politics because nothing is really going on. But not this year. Washington’s primary elections, which have been held the third week in September for generations, are now scheduled for the third Tuesday in August. And when you enter the voting booth, things will be different.
There’s no question that bicycles are popular around here.
Feeling the pinch of uncertain times, the Auburn Food Bank is running low on many goods.
When he was about 11 years old, my brother Dan walked in the door one day after school wearing a New York Yankees ball cap. “Where’d you get that?” I asked him enviously. But before he had even replied, I already knew what his answer would be. “I found it in the woods,” he said. Naturally. That’s where kids like us found everything.
God might love you and me, but his love for the Seattle Mariners is less certain.
While recorded history stretches pretty far back, it doesn’t go back far enough to tell us the name of the person who invented the yard sale.
Today, most family-wage jobs in Washington require some form of post-secondary education or training.
Money Magazine is out with its list of the best places to live in the United States. The financial magazine, part of the CNN, Time Warner corporate behemoth, may be best known for this annual summary.
I’m planning to write one of those self-help, motivational books one of these days. That is, if I can get up for it. I almost got around to it yesterday, but I got invited to a chili feed at the last moment.
In 1854, a cholera epidemic struck London, England. Thousands of people were dying and no one could determine the cause. Doctors were stumped as deathly ill adults and children filed into the overcrowded hospitals.
Barack Obama and “change.” The two are inextricably linked. In his remarkably successful run for the Democratic nomination for President, regardless of where he campaigns, the senator constantly, ceaselessly promises change. And he’s already delivered, but it’s probably not the “change” his supporters wanted.
Can you spot the sentence that is not contained within our nation’s Declaration of Independence?
The Washington State Problem Gambling Web site, www.notagame.org, highlights the seriousness of youth gambling. On the average, it says problem gamblers began gambling at about 10 years of age. It also notes that kids who gamble are twice as likely to use illegal drugs, three times more likely to drink alcohol and to be in a gang fight, and four times more likely to smoke cigarettes and to get in trouble with police.
How well do you, your family and friends know your country’s history? Take the following quiz and find out. Could make for some interesting conversations during the July 4th holiday weekend.
Hands-free calling while driving is here in our state. It could not have come soon enough.
The other day, I thought of a new law that ought to be enacted.
At 92 years young, Mary McKean remains part daring, part inquisitive.
The King County Executive, along with the Sheriff, Prosecuting Attorney and judges from around the county, recently revealed that King County is facing a budget crisis of great magnitude.
Every candidate for president and the U.S. Senate and Congress should be asked the following question this year: “Do you want the price of gasoline to come down?
Coincidence is a remarkable thing – it can lead to great memories and a future filled with hope.