Opinion

What to do about gasoline prices

by Alex Epstein

  • Aug 28, 2008
Bob Graef

Green buildings focus of conference

Architects and builders from across Snohomish and King counties converged on Everetts Events Center to hear leaders in the building industry expound on green issues. Over 750 building-trade professionals took the day to hear and share whats new in the fields of design and materials. But first they had to get past a clutch of demonstrators wearing goofy costumes. They were such a jolly lot that it was difficult to determine whether they were seriously peeved over Weyerhaeusers timber practices or just out having a good time.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Bob Graef
Adele Ferguson

Its a dirty, dirty business

One of the first things I learned when I started writing politics in 1961 was that naming federal prosecutors is part of the political patronage that goes with being elected president. Those are political plum jobs like postmasters and liquor store managers. Every lawyer who got a federal prosecutorial appointment knew that while he had a four-year term, he served at the pleasure of the president and could be let go at any time without being given a reason.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson
Adele Ferguson

Norm Maleng gives a lifetime of public service

Norm Malengs problem, I thought and why he got left at the post in his two tries for governor and one for attorney general, was that he found it difficult to blow his own horn.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson
Strawberry Festival offers something for everyone

Strawberry Festival offers something for everyone

Everyone has their favorite Strawberry Festival activity. For some its the Grand Parade or the fireworks that follow. For others it may be the Pig Out on the Farm, the trike races, the Funtastic carnival, the talent show or the Berry Run. For many, last years inaugural Poochapalooza became an instant favorite and will return this year.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Strawberry Festival offers something for everyone

Immigration Policy reveals what we are

by Sheldon Richman

  • Aug 28, 2008

Fire Prevention Week make it personal

by Judy Comoletti

  • Aug 28, 2008

Voters should approve state Rainy Day Fund

by Don C. Brunell

  • Aug 28, 2008

Journalism ethics not an oxymoron

by Christine Tatum

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson

A letter about abortion

I have been especially interested in your recent columns on abortion, writes Connie Rosenquist of Port Townsend. I have appreciated your compassion regarding the horrors of child abuse and also your sharing of comments from readers who disagree with your conclusions.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson

Support downtown merchants during Olympic Avenue project

After years of planning, the $4.1 million Phase II of the Olympic Avenue Reconstruction Project finally got underway this week and downtown merchants are going to need our support during the six-month project.

  • Aug 28, 2008

A toddler is the fastest most elusive creature there is

A couple of things I have just about given up on. Making people realize that candles are never left unattended unless they are secured in lanterns with glass chimneys and the fastest most elusive creature on earth is a toddler.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Why some freewheeling Westerners

by Christian Beenfeldt

  • Aug 28, 2008
Editorial

One mayor gets a raise while another gets an earful

Marysville Mayor Dennis Kendall and Arlington Mayor Margaret Larson were both on the receiving end recently; Mayor Kendall got a pay raise and Mayor Larson got an earful from local residents concerned about public safety.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Editorial
Thanks to those willing to step up and lead community

Thanks to those willing to step up and lead community

Normally, after the close of the filing period for the primary and general elections in which there are local races, I find myself lamenting the fact that while many in our community are willing to voice their opinions as to what is wrong in our communities often blaming the elected officials leading them few are willing to step up and run for elected office so that they can be a part of the solution.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Thanks to those willing to step up and lead community
Is an electric car in your future?

Is an electric car in your future?

Have you read about the new Chevrolet Volt? If not, it may be time to re-think that plan to buy another Japanese or Korean economy car. It seems that Detroit has actually come up with a workable concept.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Is an electric car in your future?
Adele Ferguson

Violence breeds violence

My hope expressed in a recent column that a Silverdale man charged with second degree assault of his baby son suffers at the hands of fellow inmates when he goes to prisons didnt set well with a corrections officer at Clallam Bay Corrections Center.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson

War is a government program

by Sheldon Richman

  • Aug 28, 2008