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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.”
Webster’s definition defines the word “nigger” as a noun with origins from the Spanish word “negro,” which means black.
When the 520 floating bridge opened in 1963, travelers had to stop at a toll booth on the east side of the bridge and fork over 35 cents (close to $3 today). So much money came in that the toll was lowered to a quarter, and the tolls ended in 1979 after the bridge was paid for.
Domestic violence can ruin relationships, tear apart hearts and lead to cold-blooded murder. The horrific story of Melissa and Joseph Batten proved domestic violence has no boundaries. They were both young and successful. Melissa, a game programmer at Microsoft, tried to escape the violent, suicidal wrath of her estranged husband by moving to a different city and acquiring an emergency protection order.
Next week’s primary isn’t exactly a barn-burner as many races only have two candidates, at best. Most candidates will move on to the general election. Still there is an issue on the ballot that deserves attention.
Heavy rains and floods isolating communities. A child separated from a group hiking Tiger Mountain. A fugitive on the run along a major transportation corridor. These examples are vivid reminders of the necessity for the King County Sheriff’s Office newest piece of equipment, the newest “Guardian One” helicopter.
Judicial elections are different from all other elections in Washington State. First, if one of the candidates gets more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary, he or she automatically wins the race and it won’t appear on the November ballot. And second, most people don’t learn as much about the candidates as they want to know. But don’t worry. Here’s who you should vote for in the Aug. 19 primary and why:
A few years ago, I put my daughter on an airplane to Europe. I didn’t want her to fly, but train travel would have been difficult.
It’s horrifically ironic.
This is usually the time of year when columnists don’t write about politics because nothing is really going on.
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.
Let me ask you an important question: When is the last time you did something hard to support a good cause?
A state study has been released showing the possible effects of tolls on the 520 bridge – and perhaps I-90 as well. I say possible because the study doesn’t really say how high tolls should be and when they should be charged. The data in four scenarios is merely to help officials analyze the situation.
When Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama won the South Carolina primary, former President Bill Clinton said it was because he was black.
All big elections are about two issues, peace and prosperity. A year ago, the Iraq War was issue number one for the Democrats. Then it started to go well. Scratch Iraq from the front burner.
If you already jumped ahead to page 12, you’ve read about staff writer Lindsay Larin’s time test driving a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. We sent staff photographer Fumiko Yarita along to record the story - and she got a ride in one of the speedy cars, too. Believe it or not, she had the presence of mind to take this photo of herself and Lamborghini sales executive Andy Meyer. And, yes, she really was screaming.
In the early morning hours of July 18, 2006, an 18 year-old Issaquah woman made a series of reckless personal choices. These choices brought near-death and life-long pain to our daughter, Mora Haggerty Shaw.
Time magazine had an interesting article in its July 14 issue: 10 Things You Can Like About $4 Gas.
Today, most family-wage jobs in Washington require some form of post-secondary education or training. By 2014, 77 percent of those jobs will require training or education after high school — in King and Snohomish counties the number jumps to 85 percent. And yet, Washington allows too many of its children to graduate from high school unprepared for post-secondary life.
• Young people, especially males under age 26