Opinion

Fast and furious: Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Once in a while I get to test-drive a car that gets so much reaction from people, it’s almost embarrassing.

  • May 30, 2008

MYERS

The City of Seattle offers subsidies to residents to buy CFLs. Meanwhile, the state is considering adding a fee for the bulbs to fund mercury disposal.

  • May 30, 2008

A plan for caring for our animals

The subject of shelter animal care is an emotional issue, and one that until just recently divided us in county government.

  • May 30, 2008

County must do right for animals

Elsewhere on this page is an article by Julia Patterson and Ron Sims. It’s worth reading. Patterson is head of the Metropolitan King County Council. Sims is County Executive. Both are astute politicians, the kind of people you want helping run our government.

  • May 30, 2008

Start planting for a summer harvest

Fill those indoor flats, seed trays, egg cartons and small plastic pots, because this is the week to start seeds indoors for setting out later. Warm-season crops like tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, peppers and eggplants need to be started six to eight weeks before the middle of May, which is when it is warm enough for them to survive outdoors.

  • May 30, 2008

Start planting for a summer harvest

Fill those indoor flats, seed trays, egg cartons and small plastic pots, because this is the week to start seeds indoors for setting out later. Warm-season crops like tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, peppers and eggplants need to be started six to eight weeks before the middle of May, which is when it is warm enough for them to survive outdoors.

  • May 30, 2008

Your lawn reveals all

Spring’s here!

  • May 30, 2008

Heed this warning: Remove it or lose it

What’s the best way to combat car prowls: Remove all valuables and lock your doors.

  • May 30, 2008

How to delete e-mails, for good

Q: I’m still using Outlook Express for e-mail and everything seems to be working fine, but I have a concern. I’ve heard that when I delete emails from my Inbox, Sent Items and Deleted Items folders, Outlook Express continues to store the emails I’ve deleted?

  • May 30, 2008

Finally, a transportation plan that makes sense

Put aside for a moment the pros and cons of Dino Rossi’s recently released transportation plan and consider this: It outlines what direction we should go in, why, how to get there, and how we’ll pay for it.

  • May 30, 2008

All tolls, all the time

A new study has weighed in on the topic of tolls and road congestion. This one is different. It considers all tolls, all the time.

  • May 30, 2008

County Charter needs to be changed

The King County Charter is currently open for a review that occurs once every 10 years.

  • May 30, 2008

The joys of being invisible

Nurse: “Doctor! There’s an invisible man in the waiting room!”

  • May 30, 2008

The rebate debate: food or flat screen

Fill the gas tank or stock up on Top Ramen?

  • May 30, 2008

Transportation: Two ways to go

Every once in a while, an election comes along that decides not just the next four years but the next 20.

Stop the mailbox madness

One of the great things about living in the suburbs is that we don’t waste our time with freedoms of expression.

  • May 30, 2008

My hero: Mom

Mother’s Day is this Sunday but there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t cherish and adore the most inspirational woman in my life.

  • May 30, 2008

Solving more of your e-mail problems

Q: Reading your answer in the Redmond Reporter the other day about how to really, really delete Outlook Express emails, reminded me that I still have all the emails I saved when I switched from OE to Outlook a couple of years ago. I now know how to delete them, but my question is about how to access the ones that I still want to refer to occasionally. Is there any way to open a .dbx file when you’re using Outlook for email?

  • May 30, 2008

The cooling of global warming

On my desk is a recent issue of TIME magazine devoted to the dangers of global warming.

Helping kids come to grip with image and identity

From steroid-using athletes to celebrities who bounce between clubs and rehab, today’s role models can leave a lot to be desired.

  • May 30, 2008