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?
Among the sights I have yet to see is that of a protestor marching in front of the corporate headquarters of Raid, carrying a placard that says, “End the killing of spiders, fleas, houseflies, chiggers, mealworms and cockroaches!”
The King County Council placed an alternative to Initiative 26, alongside the initiative on the August primary ballot.
Initiative 26 was signed by more than 80,000 King County voters last winter and, if approved, will make the offices of King County executive, council and assessor nonpartisan.
This may surprise you. King County Metro is buying a fuel that is significantly more expensive than diesel, may be worse for the environment, may increase local food prices, may lead to global hunger and potentially cost King County more as a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange.
That fuel is canola-based biodiesel.
From the beginning, Auburn’s Nikkolis O’Neal took a special interest in how things worked mechanically. It was his way of finding order in a distracted, often confused world of learning inside a crowded classroom.
Ever met one of those people who seemingly can do everything? I know a guy like that.
He speaks approximately 47 different languages fluently, including Esperanto.
He can play 14 musical instruments – simultaneously.
And yet, I recently found out something he doesn’t know how to do – at all. Amazingly, he doesn’t know how to swim.
The Washington State Republican convention last weekend in Spokane should have been dull and uneventful.
All they had to do was approve a slate of national convention delegates to support the obvious nominee, John McCain, vote for a short, concise party platform and leave town.
Instead the tenacious Ron Paul people, who made up more than a third of the delegates, contested the McCain forces on virtually every front.
It was a drizzly, cold evening May 21 at the James Street Park and Ride lot in Kent.
But the inclement weather didn’t stop a band of cyclists from the task at hand: riding an 11-mile route to acknowledge the untimely deaths of their comrades.
The event was the Ride of Silence, a worldwide rolling gesture aimed at those who share the road with cyclists, walkers and runners. And it was Kent’s first foray into the event.