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When the media went looking for an authority on national security after the attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day, they called a U.S. Senator from… Continue reading
When Barack Obama became the first Democratic presidential candidate to receive more than 50 percent of the popular vote in 32 years, much of the… Continue reading
It’s not unusual to walk into a Starbucks and see several cops sitting at tables chatting while on break or getting ready to go on… Continue reading
Before we address the question of “Who lost Boeing?” (the governor’s claim that “no one is to blame” is silly), let’s focus on a hint… Continue reading
When Jennifer Dunn first ran for public office, many people scoffed.Yes, she was attractive, even a bit glamorous. Yes, she was articulate. But her previous… Continue reading
Last year was the single worst season in Seattle sports history.The University of Washington (UW) football team, a dynasty under Don James in the early… Continue reading
One of the great things about call-in radio is that you get to hear ordinary people connect reality to public policy.Take health care. Last week,… Continue reading
It’s being called a “teaching moment.”But the lesson being learned is not what people thought it would be when it was first reported that Harvard’s… Continue reading
Underfunded or poorly run?Two wildly different pictures about King County government are being painted by the current King County Executive and one of the contenders… Continue reading
Yes, we live better lives — in some cases much better lives — because of technology. But when does a wired world become a little too wired? Several studies this decade report that boys between 12-17 watch nearly three and a half hours of television a day. Add to that all the time they spend in front of a computer, or fiddling with their iPod, cell phone or playing with their Xbox and Gameboy, and an unsettling reality sets in: boys (and girls are not far behind) spend most of their free time today looking at a screen.
Here’s some happy news: Most felonies are going down in King County.The one glaring exception: Burglary, where the increase, while small, defies this downward trend.Why… Continue reading
A chance to change King CountyWhen it comes to politics, do voters around here still want change?We’ll know later this summer, specifically Aug. 18. That’s… Continue reading
When do you know that a crime is serious? When it is seriously punished. A convict doing life without parole obviously did something more serious than someone doing 90 days in county lockup.