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Did you know there are only three to seven things you must do if you are pulled over by the police in Washington state?
Hurrah for Kirkland Councilman Toby Nixon and Councilwoman Penny Sweet for being the council’s two dissenters opposing the goofy
Privatization. For many liberals, it’s a bad word.
Should we consider privatizing Kirkland’s ballpark, Lee Johnson Field, and Peter Kirk Pool? I say yes.
As an avid downtown Kirkland restaurant patron, I feel qualified to opine on the top 10 restaurant and bar tables in downtown Kirkland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nine-year-old Allison Hoff’s Kid’s Corner op-ed on bullying in school was great!
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.
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.
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.
So the University of Washington is favoring higher-paying out-of-state students over locals. But shouldn’t UW be for local talent?
Kirkland has privatized ambulances (Kirkland Reporter,
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.
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.
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?”
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!