Opinion

Wired for review: Is living green really feeling green?

Wanna buy a car that’s gentle on the environment? Then don’t buy a new hybrid. Are you buying organic food because it’s good for the environment? If so, you’re making a mistake.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Handle with care: Moving day brings out best, worst in times

I helped a friend and his wife load their stuff into a big U-Haul some days ago. They were moving to Southern California.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Auburn schools in good hands with selection of Herren

Kudos to school officials for selecting Kip.

Feeding the press: An amateur’s guide to manipulating the media

News media mimic domestic beasts of burden: Sometimes lazy, often trainable, but always hungry.

  • May 28, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Don Chadwick

‘Forgotten War’ stays vivid, alive for many who sacrificed

It is often called “The Forgotten War” or “The Unknown War,” but many veterans remember it all too well.

Don Chadwick

For Democratic leaders, it’s time to pick a side and stand by it

Eighteen months after the campaign for their nomination started, Democrats around the country and the state are starting to get antsy.

  • May 14, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Serious condition: Our health isn’t just a personal choice

A recent study underscores the fact that good health isn’t just a matter of personal choice for Americans.

  • May 7, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Cowgirls up? These baristas brewin’ sales

Steam is rising from your friendly neighborhood drive-through espresso stand these days, and it has little to do with a creamy latté.

‘Pacin’ Parson’ ready to step up to mighty challenge

The great explorer Meriwether Lewis walked as many as 30 miles a day on the untamed Great Plains – the early steps during the first American overland expedition to the Pacific Coast more than 200 years ago.

  • Apr 26, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Leaders fouled out: Who’s to blame for Sonics leaving?

He lied to us.

  • Apr 16, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Years of treasures, stuff and junk – who ya’ gonna call?

How did I manage to collect so many things? Who hasn’t asked themselves this question.

  • Apr 16, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Education matters: State’s Running Start is running red

Exceptionally hot metal glows red. Unfortunately, the same is true for Running Start, the exceptionally hot program under which young people go to college while still in high school.

  • Apr 9, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

What’s in a slogan? Plenty, depending on what you’re selling

The flowers are starting to bloom, baseball season has returned and soon summer will be here.

  • Apr 9, 2008
  • BY Wire Service