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Nobody left a loser at Saturday night’s “Casino Classique de Monaco,” the 63rd Annual Gala and Auction for the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce.
When the ribbon was snipped on a new floating bridge connecting Montlake to the Eastside in 1963, a toll was collected to pay for its construction. It ranged over time from 25 to 35 cents and was lifted in 1979 when the bridge was paid off ahead of schedule.
Change is inevitable.
Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) in Kirkland is hosting its 11th annual Employment and Education Fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, with a special opening session beginning at 9 a.m.
Did you know that, just before the recession hit, 25,000 Washington businesses reported problems finding enough job applicants with bachelor’s degrees?
I am typically very pro-law enforcement. Being from the suburbs, I respect the important responsibilities the police have, such as breaking up high school beer parties, setting up speed traps, and occasionally busting someone for having his dog off leash.
The state’s economy continues to tank, home foreclosures are ongoing and companies are laying off more workers.
We don’t know if Gov. Gregoire is right to want to cut 150 state boards and commissions to help balance the budget. But we do know that it probably can’t hurt.
The title is spelled variously — sometimes Czar, sometimes Tsar, and sometimes Tzar. But always pronounced Zar. And Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske is in line to become one.
Let’s start where everyone agrees.
The Redmond vs. Garfield basketball game: Old news, right?
On Feb. 3, we held our first vote by mail-only election to choose an elected Director of Elections from among six candidates.
In Olympia, everyone is trying to save money. Ideas that were unheard of a year ago are now getting serious consideration. And that’s good. Budget fat can build up anywhere, including nooks and crannies in “hands off” areas of state government, including education and the state prison system.
Starbucks recently announced that they are selling their new $45 million corporate jet. With sales slumping and layoffs being planned, the company realizes that times have changed.
Like clockwork, initiative guru Tim Eyman once again pumps the press for more publicity.
Let’s face it: this year is going to suck.
Unions are lining up to sue Gov. Christine Gregoire because her budget doesn’t include money to pay for a new labor contract.
On February 3, as required by a charter amendment approved by voters last November, King County will hold a special election to decide who will be our Director of Elections through the end of 2011.
Early in the morning on Jan. 20, 2009, as night approached its zenith across the Pacific Northwest, I was awakened by a melody from my BlackBerry.