King County is facing the largest budget shortfall in its history.
When we reconstitute our government this fall through the remarkable exercise of American democracy, we will shape the future not only with regard to controversial issues, but also for widely-supported, crucial institutions such as higher education.
Construction on 166th Avenue NE has caused a lot of frustration on Education Hill over the past couple of weeks. This has certainly been unpleasant, and we apologize for disrupting those who need to drive through this work zone.
Can you name our country’s biggest problem?
No, it’s not a decay of morals, though there probably is.
No, it’s not our economic inefficiencies or the crash of Wall Street.
No, it’s not a desensitizing to violence and other people’s tragedies as a result of the TV news or YouTube.
No, it’s not the boatloads of money and mounds of mud being thrown around in the name of votes. And it’s not even the near-complete corruption of our elected officials.
These are all huge issues we must fix, but the biggest problem facing our country is apathy.
We just don’t care.
Is Washington running a surplus or a deficit?
In last Saturday’s debate, Governor Christine Gregoire stated that Washington was running an $800 million dollar surplus, while other states were entangled in deficits.
I was sitting in the stands a few of weeks ago when the Huskies football team saw a potential victory evaporate faster than spilled beer on a hot sidewalk – all because of a referee’s call. A fan sitting just behind me meant to shout, “This is an outrage!” But instead, the words came out, “This is bull___!”
Taking center stage this week, we address how to consolidate those numerous and unwieldy e-mail accounts and, on a lighter note, present where to creatively assemble your summer memories online.