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We live in an area blessed with many good things and a few IBPEs (Irregular But Predictable Emergencies). November is a good case in point.
I got two items of feedback on my last article, the one that probed into the complex mire of our Iraq involvement. Both questioned the middle part in which I tried to explore why simplistic notions of victory and defeat cant fit the situation.
Okay, elections over, back to the real world.
Its going to be interesting to see whether those Democrats who were so offended by the way King County beat Republican Dino Rossi out of election for governor will stand by their 2004 vows to atone for it the second time around.
Thousands of area children were able to enjoy themselves last weekend due to the efforts, generosity and support of the organizers, sponsors and volunteers who put on the annual Easter events in Arlington and Marysville.
Aside from a few high-achieving schools, WASL reading scores in Snohomish County need to improve. The percent of Marysvilles seventh graders that met or exceeded WASL standards were Marysville Middle School 49.5 percent, Cedarcrest 56.0 percent, and Tenth Street School 67.3 percent. Almost half of Marysvilles seventh graders reading comprehension and speed fall below a truly reasonable standard.
Do you think it was wise of you to jump all over the governor and the Legislature after they passed the I-747 replacement bill in the special session? I asked Tim Eyman. Isnt the bill a replica of your initiative?
Winter has settled in. Santa Claus continues making frequent appearances around town.
by Don C. Brunell
by Mark W. Hendrickson
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Arlingtons beautiful performing arts center will not only provide students with a window to the arts, but will also serve the community in countless ways from education and entertainment to boosting revenues for local restaurants and retailers.
by Leah Rensel
by Deb Loughrey-Johnson
by Scott Frank
Now that Anna Nicole Smith has been laid to rest, the media can return to its second most popular subject, global warming.
I use up a lot of notebooks. Being cursed with a memory that never was what it used to be, I have to keep a 5x8 spiral notebook close at hand. And dog-eared little pocket notebooks and pens are stuffed in my gym-bag, golf bag, car and wherever.
Surprised and outraged is how Gov. Christine Gregoire described her reaction to learning that scores of felons, accused of violating their parole, had been recently released from King County jails. Surprised and outraged could also be used to describe the reaction of many local residents upon their learning of the proposed deal between Gov. Gregoire and Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon to reopen the mothballed Indian Ridge Correctional Facility to house low-risk inmates there.
by Don C. Brunell