Opinion

Education funding.
Education funding.

To Get Better, Fire the Worst

The Nation’s report card arrived last week.

QWest Field Apple Cup: Cougars vs. Huskies
QWest Field Apple Cup: Cougars vs. Huskies

‘All cuts’ budget not cost-effective option

Much has been written about the budget shortfall that Gov. Chris Gregoire and state lawmakers are grappling with in Olympia this legislative session.

EDITORIAL | How to get there

A decision will usually only go one way or the other. But even more important than reaching a destination is how we reach it.

Gay marriage is inevitable

Iowa’s highest court recently legalized gay marriage and Vermont’s legislature was the first state to legalize it via the vote. So social conservatives can’t cry “judicial activism” when it comes to Vermont.

Washington families deserve a Homeowner’s Bill of Rights

Every year, thousands of Washingtonians take ownership of new single family homes.

Holly Wilke

Keep Kirkland green on Earth Day event April 25

Did you know there were 372 acres of natural undeveloped areas in Kirkland?

  • Apr 8, 2009
Holly Wilke

Juanita Bay Park update and green calendar

The swallows have returned, and a few other spring migrants and summer residents are beginning to show up, but it has been a quiet month birdwise.

TV Birth Education Means High Cost, High Care

On TV, babies and mothers are heroically “saved”, hour after hour, on prime-time drama and reality shows like “Baby Story” (TLC), “Birth Day” (Discovery), and “Maternity Ward” (TLC).

Real estate: Spring beginnings start at home

Could it be that our “Long Winter’s Night” is finally coming to an end?

More horse power.

What to do about state deficit

April 26, 2009. That is the last day of the Legislature under the state Constitution. That’s less than one month away.

More horse power.
Washington State: Hang Tough.

Editorial: The changing face of news

In 2009, we witnessed the demise of major metro dailies such as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Denver's Rocky Mountain News. More will follow.

  • Mar 25, 2009
Washington State: Hang Tough.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer went to press for its final time March 17.

Muddy Shoes

My shoes got muddy last week. Spit-shined, black dress shoes. Walking through Golden Gate National Cemetery near San Francisco, 161 acres overlooking the bay, waves of white marble markers riding the contours of the terrain.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer went to press for its final time March 17.
The SilentPartner

Sleep apnea linked with nighttime teeth clenching

According to the National Institutes of Health, sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans, the majority of whom remain undiagnosed. Dr. Jeffrey Doneskey, Oral Medicine Specialist

  • Mar 18, 2009
The SilentPartner

Healthy Eating Requires Health Education

In a recent issue of the New York Times, Alice Waters, the founder of the famous restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., co-wrote an article on the importance of teaching and practicing healthy eating habits in our schools.

Len McAdams

Hello and Welcome to Home Improvement

I am looking forward to sharing with you the latest news and trends related to maintaining and upgrading your home over the coming months. Being in the home remodeling business continues to be an interesting and challenging career for me and my team. Please join us for each new issue.

  • Mar 11, 2009
Len McAdams
Len McAdams

Who is Len McAdams, anyway?

My Medicare card came in the mail the other day - not such an earthshaking event, really, but the sort of thing that invites rumination. Then a friend from another line of work asked me, “How did you decide to go into the remodeling field?” Mo

  • Mar 11, 2009
Len McAdams

Ins and outs

It’s no laughing matter that our humor columnist Jeremy Greenberg has packed his bags and moved to sunny San Diego with his wife and kids. But do not

‘Triple Bottom Line’ practices impact community, environment

Our swans decamped for their summer nesting grounds overnight February 28-March 1.