Opinion

Standing in the crowd

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 8:44AM

Crowds are not for me. I don’t like navigating through them, don’t like the weird rushed feeling that I get when surrounded by people, and really don’t like the way I always end up moving against their tides.

 

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Problems are easy to find, but solutions?

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 9:47AM

The problems of King County are the problems of all 39 cities in King County.

Looking out for each other: Grief takes a physical toll, 
as well as an emotional one, 
on a community

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 11:00AM updated Jan 21, 2016 at 1:12PM

Principal John Belcher sent a message to Mount Si High School students and parents last week, reminding them to, basically, look out for each other over the long weekend. Watch for signs of grief and remember that help is available, both in school and out of it, he advised.

Honeymoon period: How long should it take for an elected official to start effecting change?

  • Jan 18, 2016 at 9:00AM

Two years. That was the estimate I heard last week for a new elected official to get up to speed in his or her governing capacity. Yikes, I thought. Another estimate I heard was six to eight months. Yikes again.

End-of-the-year trivia: Handy little facts and figures to ponder in the coming year

  • Jan 11, 2016 at 8:00AM

This is the time of year that traditionally, in western culture, we pause and reflect. It’s a seasonal time-out; it gave our ancestors a rest from farming, hunting, gathering, and other physical labor in unfriendly weather, and even though most of us don’t really do those things for survival any more, it gives us a much-needed break from the 2015 equivalents.

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