Opinion

Here’s a technology to-do list for back-to-school

Seafair has come and gone. The Summer Olympics have concluded. And the Presidential candidates have been decided.

  • Aug 30, 2008

No new bridge? No tolls

When the 520 floating bridge opened in 1963, travelers had to stop at a toll booth on the east side of the bridge and fork over 35 cents (close to $3 today).

Paving the way for a paid day off

Many see the Labor Day weekend as the last days of summer. It’s the last long weekend before the dreary days of fall and winter. It’s the last paid holiday before Thanksgiving.

One-on-one with Big Foot | Pat Cashman

You might have seen the news story last week: A couple of guys from Georgia told people that they had found the body of a dead Bigfoot – and they were going to show it at a press conference, proving once and for all that such a creature really existed.

  • Aug 25, 2008

Take a stand against domestic violence, attend Wednesday’s vigil

Melissa Batten just wanted to move on with her life. Joseph Batten didn’t allow that to happen.

Information is finally free — again

One of the most convenient and robust tools technology has brought us is the cell phone.

  • Aug 23, 2008

How extremes alter public perception

The public needs extremes.

  • Aug 21, 2008

Chinese American idol

Like a lot of you, I’ve been watching the Olympics.

  • Aug 21, 2008

Mystery of the hanging shoes | Pat Cashman

A friend of mine was driving past a cemetery with his 4-year-old daughter one day and noticed her looking closely at it. “Do you know what that place is?” the dad asked. “Oh sure, “she answered casually. “That’s where the dead guys live.”

  • Aug 18, 2008

Think things through before buying a new computer

Q: I have an Intel P4 computer with one megabyte of RAM using Windows XP. It runs flawlessly. I haven’t even considered buying a new computer because this one still does everything I want it to. And since Microsoft is supporting XP for a few more years, I thought I could wait a little while longer. But I just used my neighbor’s new quad-core computer and I’m rethinking my decision. What do I need to know before I take the plunge and buy a new computer?

  • Aug 18, 2008

Saving bucks for back-to-school

Back-to-school season is here, but for many, the budget is bare.

Judging the judges: Who’s worth your vote

Judicial elections are different from all other elections in Washington State.

Olympic spirit shines brightest

For more than a year, critics called for a boycott of the Beijing Olympic Games. They cited human rights violations and a government that tries to keep its citizens in the proverbial dark when it comes to liberty.

  • Aug 14, 2008

A perfect plan to fix our economy — sort of | Jeremy Greenberg

As someone with an economics degree, I am qualified to tell you, straight up, that our economy currently sucks.

  • Aug 12, 2008

Initiative 26 gives voters more choices

Next week’s primary isn’t exactly a barn-burner as many races only have two candidates, at best.

  • Aug 11, 2008

Quintuple whammy diminishing our workforce FEELING THE PINCH

It’s horrifically ironic.

  • Aug 8, 2008

Go online to get your Olympic Games fix

In all its glory, fanfare and controversy, the 2008 Summer Olympics have finally arrived ... and they’re online!

  • Aug 7, 2008

Domestic violence knows no boundaries

Domestic violence can ruin relationships, tear apart hearts and lead to cold-blooded murder.

  • Aug 7, 2008

August elections: Top two advance | John Carlson

This is usually the time of year when columnists don’t write about politics because nothing is really going on.

Bountiful booty can be found in the woods | Pat Cashman

When he was about eleven years old, my brother Dan walked in the door one day after school wearing a New York Yankees ball cap. “Where’d you get that?” I asked him enviously. But before he had even replied, I already knew what his answer would be.

  • Aug 6, 2008