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Wed, 01/11/06

I didn't think I'd get embroiled in this holiday's controversy de jour, the recoil against the politically correct "season's greetings". I'm not often in the politically correct camp.

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Wed, 01/04/06

"How much is too much?" More specifically, what is "Excess Surplus?"

That's the question state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is wrestling with, and it may work its way into legislation when lawmakers descend upon Olympia.

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Wed, 01/04/06

The Robinson Newspapers’ offices are moving to the Burien Elks Club building this month and it has a special significance to me.

The BPOE has held a warm spot in my heart for a long time.

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Wed, 01/04/06

People watching education of our youth across the nation are becoming more and more concerned about the failure of students to be able to write a coherent composition or read an article in a publication and understand what was read.

For…MORE

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Wed, 01/04/06

Ballard's housing stock is undergoing tremendous change. We have large condominium developments underway, we are seeing so called "mega houses" replacing smaller bungalows and we are witness to an outcrop of many new townhouses. I would like to…MORE

Wed, 12/28/05

When legislators return to Olympia in January, some will renew their push to stop "outsourcing" by imposing a whole new set of restrictions on state purchases.

Their stated purpose is laudable: Halting the flow of jobs to out-of-state or…MORE

Wed, 12/28/05

It is sad to see that Sound Food Cafe on Vashon Island may end providing food and beverage s to riders on the Fauntleroy, Vashon, Southworth ferry run. The problem is simply that the small island restaurant can't afford to maintain contract…MORE

Tue, 12/20/05

Walking through Costco with an empty buggy on my exercise walkathon, I nearly collided with a lady driver at an intersection of Vitamin Pills and Aspirin.

Elsbeth had preceded me with her own cart so she did not witness my near collision…MORE

Tue, 12/20/05

We needed to say that just because some narrow-minded seasonal grinches have stained the season by demanding that all stores abandon such greetings at "Happy Holidays" or "Seasons Greetings." One loud-talking mental midget even suggested a…MORE

Tue, 12/13/05

I don't own a business in the Junction but do work in one three days a week. On average this small business receives a minimum of two to three requests for donations each week.

That makes 150-200 yearly requests. I am constantly amazed by…MORE

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