Opinion

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
  • BY Wire Service

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
  • BY Wire Service

How extremes alter public perception

The public needs extremes.

  • Aug 21, 2008
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Chinese American idol

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

  • Aug 21, 2008
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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
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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
  • BY Wire Service

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
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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
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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
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Quintuple whammy diminishing our workforce FEELING THE PINCH

It’s horrifically ironic.

  • Aug 8, 2008
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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
  • BY Wire Service

Domestic violence knows no boundaries

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

  • Aug 7, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

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
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Help! Where did my child go? | Parenting

You may find yourself asking this question if you’re the parent of a 12- to 16-year-old. Suddenly, the sweet, loving kid you used to know has been replaced by this ... this being that grunts one-word answers, holes up in his room for hours, and spurns any show of affection from you.

  • Aug 1, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Use an editing program to properly size digital photos

I received an e-mail this week with the subject ‘Stupid Question’ and I began to wonder, are there computer-users out there who feel inhibited from writing e-mails or calling in with their questions? I hope not!

  • Aug 1, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Share the roads, avoid the problems

There’s no question that bicycles are popular around here. The Burke-Gilman and Sammamish River trails draw bicyclists (and walkers) daily. Redmond even has a velodrome for bicycle racing.

  • Aug 1, 2008
  • BY Wire Service