Opinion

Don’t let alcohol stand in the way of your graduate’s future

Thousands of mortar boards will be tossed into the air across Washington this June; a time-honored sign that our high school seniors have finally graduated.

  • May 31, 2008

Transportation: What went wrong when

It’s expected that transportation will be the biggest local issue in the 2008 elections.

Adventures in moving

I helped a friend and his wife load their stuff into a big U-Haul some days ago. They were moving to southern California.

  • May 30, 2008

Grilled flank steak: Elegant and easy

Looking for an easy, low fat and elegant meal for entertaining?

  • May 30, 2008

Guns, freedom, common sense

Pretty much everyone agrees that people shouldn’t have guns in planes and bars. Guns don’t mix well with alcohol. But what about other places?

  • May 30, 2008

Hot buttons: How to help your child manage anger

From cyberspace bullying to school shootings, the news is filled with examples of youthful anger run amok.

  • May 30, 2008

The new-look Volkswagen SUV: Funny name, serious people-mover

Two is better than one. Volkswagen has finally freshened their very successful Touareg SUV, now called the Touareg 2. Funny name, serious people-mover.

  • May 30, 2008

Community College education: Broad brush, precision tool

Most of us recognize education’s sweeping impact as an equalizer and door to opportunity for people of all backgrounds and economic status.

  • May 30, 2008

Creative solutions to the home mortgage crisis

The suburbs are synonymous with success. We pride ourselves on having good schools, nice homes, and police sophisticated enough to racially profile without appearing to do so.

  • May 30, 2008
How to take on those frustrating font issues

How to take on those frustrating font issues

In this week’s edition of Tech Talk, we address fonts, fun and frustration.

  • May 30, 2008
How to take on those frustrating font issues
All aboard: Riding the bandwagon to Greenville

All aboard: Riding the bandwagon to Greenville

A neighbor of mine — Tony — is trying his best to take this “going green” thing seriously.

  • May 30, 2008
All aboard: Riding the bandwagon to Greenville

Spring has sprung and so have new games

Game developers have emerged from their winter hibernation and the influx of new titles has finally picked up.

  • May 30, 2008
Time to give up eco-fads

Time to give up eco-fads

Todd Myers is director of the Center for the Environment at Washington Policy Center, a non-partisan public policy research organization in Seattle and Olympia. For more information contact WPC at (206) 937-9691 or online at washingtonpolicy.org.

  • May 30, 2008
Time to give up eco-fads
Wind power on the rise in Washington

Wind power on the rise in Washington

We’re number five! We’re number five! We’re number five!

  • May 30, 2008
Wind power on the rise in Washington
Crazy ironic twist: Howard Schultz saves the Sonics

Crazy ironic twist: Howard Schultz saves the Sonics

In an ironic turn of events, Howard Schultz is trying to go from zero to hero among the Sonic faithful.

  • May 30, 2008
Crazy ironic twist: Howard Schultz saves the Sonics
Fast and furious: Subaru Impreza WRX STI

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
Fast and furious: Subaru Impreza WRX STI

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