Opinion

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Your lawn reveals all

Your lawn reveals all

Spring’s here!

  • May 30, 2008
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Your lawn reveals all

Heed this warning: Remove it or lose it

What’s the best way to combat car prowls: Remove all valuables and lock your doors.

  • May 30, 2008
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How to delete e-mails, for good

How to delete e-mails, for good

Q: I’m still using Outlook Express for e-mail and everything seems to be working fine, but I have a concern. I’ve heard that when I delete emails from my Inbox, Sent Items and Deleted Items folders, Outlook Express continues to store the emails I’ve deleted?

  • May 30, 2008
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How to delete e-mails, for good

Finally, a transportation plan that makes sense

Put aside for a moment the pros and cons of Dino Rossi’s recently released transportation plan and consider this: It outlines what direction we should go in, why, how to get there, and how we’ll pay for it.

  • May 30, 2008
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All tolls, all the time

A new study has weighed in on the topic of tolls and road congestion. This one is different. It considers all tolls, all the time.

  • May 30, 2008
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County Charter needs to be changed

The King County Charter is currently open for a review that occurs once every 10 years.

  • May 30, 2008
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The joys of being invisible

Nurse: “Doctor! There’s an invisible man in the waiting room!”

  • May 30, 2008
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The rebate debate: food or flat screen

Fill the gas tank or stock up on Top Ramen?

  • May 30, 2008
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Transportation: Two ways to go

Every once in a while, an election comes along that decides not just the next four years but the next 20.

Stop the mailbox madness

One of the great things about living in the suburbs is that we don’t waste our time with freedoms of expression.

  • May 30, 2008
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