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Football season! Words to make your pulse race if you cheer for a jarring tackle or a long-bomb pass. Yet, for many fans, this is where our knowledge of the game’s convoluted jargon ends.
Election day, is still a couple months away but I’m ready to make some predictions on how our state will vote. I think Washington will cast its votes for Democrat Barack Obama for president and Republican Dino Rossi for governor. Here’s why.
News media mimic domestic beasts of burden: Sometimes lazy, often trainable, but always hungry.
You might have seen the news story last week: A couple of guys from Georgia told people that they had a found the body of a dead Bigfoot – and they were going to show it at a press conference, proving once and for all that such a creature really existed.
When the early vote totals were announced after Tuesday night’s primary, it looked like good news for the Democrats. Gov. Chris Gregoire was beating Dino Rossi by about four and a half percentage points and heading toward 50 percent of the total vote. Darcy Burner was running just a couple of points behind the Eastside’s incumbent Congressman Dave Reichert and gaining ground fast.
T he public needs extremes.
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.