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Street law 101: Seven things you must do if police pull you over | Jeff Jared

Did you know there are only three to seven things you must do if you are pulled over by the police in Washington state?

 

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Cross Kirkland Corridor, Park Lane construction and other snippets | Jeff Jared

Hurrah for Kirkland Councilman Toby Nixon and Councilwoman Penny Sweet for being the council’s two dissenters opposing the goofy

 

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Privatizing Kirkland’s pool: A rebuttal | Jeff Jared

Privatization. For many liberals, it’s a bad word.

 

Privatize Lee Johnson Field and Peter Kirk Pool | Column

Should we consider privatizing Kirkland’s ballpark, Lee Johnson Field, and Peter Kirk Pool? I say yes.

No. 1 table in Kirkland: Thin Pan Thai restaurant in downtown Kirkland offers great outdoor seating for people watching and enjoying views of Lake Washington.

Top 10 tables in Kirkland | Jeff E. Jared

As an avid downtown Kirkland restaurant patron, I feel qualified to opine on the top 10 restaurant and bar tables in downtown Kirkland.

No. 1 table in Kirkland: Thin Pan Thai restaurant in downtown Kirkland offers great outdoor seating for people watching and enjoying views of Lake Washington.
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Rural people should pay extra cost for mail delivery, transportation | Jeff E. Jared

After writing about privatizing the Post Office and buses, many liberals have rebutted this by arguing that with people in rural and hard-to-reach areas, they need the subsidy, or the rights - like guarantee of mail delivery and being able to get somewhere on a public bus.

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Gay marriage, ‘yes,’ but forced association with gays, ‘no’ | Jeff E. Jared

My first column with this paper was in support of legalizing gay marriage (April 22, 2009). Now, almost three years later, it’s front page news as Washington became the 7th state to do it.

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What’s not in the constitution? | Jeff E. Jared

Did you know the word “republican” is in the U.S. Constitution, but “democracy” is not? Similarly, “contract” is in there, but “subsidy” and “price control” are not.

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The City of Kirkland recently voted to purchase the old BNSF corridor seen here.

Privatize Kirkland’s rail trail | Jeff E. Jared

Kirkland is buying 5.5 miles of the old rail line from Renton to Snohomish that carried the Dinner Train for years. It’s buying it from the Port of Seattle for $5 million, and may convert it to a bike path and walking trail.

The City of Kirkland recently voted to purchase the old BNSF corridor seen here.
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Is ‘getting involved’ a male duty? | Jeff E. Jared

Nine-year-old Allison Hoff’s Kid’s Corner op-ed on bullying in school was great!

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Postal service should be privatized | Jeff Jared

I must beg to differ with my paper’s Sept. 30 editorial (“Take action now to keep Postal Service running”) supporting the U.S. Postal Service.

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Forget King County Metro car-tab fees and bus cuts | Jeff Jared

Instead of another tax hike to rescue our government-run monopoly and centrally planned bus system (King County Metro), we should just legalize private jitneys.

Kirkland annexation brings more police, taxes and fees for some | Jeff Jared

After the annexation of the Finn Hill, North Juanita and Kingsgate neighborhoods on June 1, Kirkland now has 80,000 people now, up from 50,000.

Jared | University of Washington, and its sports, should be privatized

So the University of Washington is favoring higher-paying out-of-state students over locals. But shouldn’t UW be for local talent?

Jared | Privatized ambulances in Kirkland is a good thing

Kirkland has privatized ambulances (Kirkland Reporter,

Jared | Japan and nuclear power

The disaster in Japan is so disheartening. The Japanese are probably the kindest, most polite people on earth, and Japan is one of the wealthiest nations in the world and probably the most prepared, yet this earthquake-tsunami-nuclear meltdown is bringing it to its knees.

Jared | 520 toll coming soon on floating bridge

Get ready, you’ll be paying tolls on the 520 floating bridge next spring. You can already start pre-signing up at www.wsdot.wa.gov/goodtogo. I have mixed feeling about this $2-$4 dollar toll on 520.

Health care bill violates privacy rights

The new you-gotta-buy-health-insurance law violates privacy rights found in Article I, Section 7 of the Washington State Constitution, and in the federal 1st, 4th, 5th… Continue reading

Jeff Jared | On secession: Why not divorce for states?

Talk of secession makes people nervous. Images of the Civil War and “state’s rights” racists appear. But we need to detoxify this image because state’s rights today is a burgeoning political movement that has nothing to do with race. Should Washington join British Columbia to form “New Cascadia?”

Jeff Jared | A changing city and school district in Kirkland

Ugh, downtown Kirkland looks like a war zone. With all the construction and street closings, it feels like Fallujah. With the new BofA building and the new bus station going in, construction and destruction seem everywhere. And a rash of restaurants have closed. OMG, what a bummer!