January 2009
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Think of all the Saturday mornings you’ve awoken with the same question rattling in 
your head: What am I doing this weekend? The following pages spell an end to that quandary. What to do with the most important 48 hours of the week in the best region on
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For 10 years, Frank Chopp has done it his way as Speaker of the House in the Washington Legislature. Now his fellow Democrats are asking whether Chopp’s way is the right way.
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Care for your teeth, overcome your fears, teach your children well, and even- yes- enjoy yourself at the dentist.
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Invest in wearable statements, local gems, and vintage finds that’ll put a shine on every season for years to come.
On Monday of this week, as we were going to press, our hometown bank, Washington Mutual, announced it would lay off 3,400 employees in the Seattle area. The news came as a very sad and anticlimactic coda to the bank’s collapse and purchase by...
Ride Safely I found it absolutely amazing that the children photographed in your article about kids repairing bicycles (“Good Wheel Ambassadors,” October 2008) were riding without wearing helmets! As a former board member of the Cascade Bicycle...
“I love that using Stone-Buhr flour improves the lives of dozens of local farmers and their families,” says Mackie. For chewy cookies, bake until just barely golden brown—after that they become quite crisp. INGREDIENTS 1 cup unsalted butter,...
Shrink that carbon footprint, start baking.
Kushibar brings Japanese street food to Belltown.
Annie Leibovitz photographs well.
Was one night in Bellevue a taste of bipartisanship to come?
Sci-fi folksters beam down to Puget Sound this month.
Can the videogame biz grow up and stay cool? Matt Wilson thinks so.
LASAGNA serves up the religion of Linas Phillips.
  The 30th year of the Pilchuck Glass School Annual Auction brought in a shattering $1 million-plus for the education center—the largest school of its kind in the world—and drew nearly 800 guests to the Westin Seattle’s Grand Ballroom on October...
Invest in wearable statements, local gems, and vintage finds that’ll put a shine on every season for years to come.
Don’t wait for the grocery bag ban; grab a big stylish tote today
Getting up close and personal with bald eagles is inspiring, impressive, even a little intimidating. Best of all, though, it’s easy.
Think of all the Saturday mornings you’ve awoken with the same question rattling in 
your head: What am I doing this weekend? The following pages spell an end to that quandary. What to do with the most important 48 hours of the week in the best...
On June 24, 1947, a Boise businessman was flying his CallAir A-2 past Mount Rainier when he saw nine gleaming “saucerlike” objects darting toward Mount Adams. His account sparked an enduring UFO craze. But UW atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass...
Man and megarodent, face to face. The garage wasn’t big enough for the both of us.
For 10 years, Frank Chopp has done it his way as Speaker of the House in the Washington Legislature. Now his fellow Democrats are asking whether Chopp’s way is the right way.
Image: Erin Lodi High marks go to the 13 students who raised over $300,000 hosting Room to Read Chapter 2 on November 8. For a second year, the Lakeside School teens rallied for schools, scholarships, libraries, and computer...
Absinthe’s new presence in the Seattle spirit world.
You resolved to sleep better in ‘09. Here’s how.
Four Seattle architects heat up home design with custom hearths for every look and lifestyle.
Care for your teeth, overcome your fears, teach your children well, and even- yes- enjoy yourself at the dentist.
A besieged Capitol Hill condo gets a fresh coat of paint.
What recession? Buy this house and live like there's no tomorrow.
How WaMu cut out the appraisers who were supposed to safeguard its home loans.