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Can Jake Locker Save Husky Football?

The University of Washington hasn’t had a winning football season in six years, and the last great squad is known more for its criminal activity than for its wins. This season, as fans and alumni clamor for the dismissal of the legendary coach hired to pu

12/27/2008 By Roger Brooks

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Ctrl Alt Delete

From Lakeside School computer geek to pioneer Microsoft programmer to the gay community’s biggest benefactor, Ric Weiland seemed to have it all: brains, looks, wealth, social conscience. Then, on a sunny Pride weekend, he took his own life.

12/23/2008 By Kevin Phinney

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The Olympic Oil Patch

Hundreds have tried to strike black gold in Washington. And they’re not done yet.

12/20/2008 By Eric Scigliano

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A Pilgrim of the Great War

World War I ended 90 years ago this month, and only one American who fought in its blood-soaked battles remains alive today. How did a Seattle man become the foremost memory keeper of that war to end all wars?

12/13/2008 By David Laskin

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Mr. Clean’s Last Stand

As the first administrator of the EPA, Bill Ruckelshaus banned DDT and got the lead out of gasoline. Now the Republican Party’s most illustrious green faces a tougher task: to save Puget Sound. His cleanup plan hinges on convincing the region’s most

12/13/2008 By Ted Katauskas

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Laughing Up a Storm

Forget the satellite data and high-tech Storm Alerts. Seattle’s first weathermen needed just a sketch pad.

12/13/2008 By Rolin Miller

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Sustainable is Trainable

Gifford Pinchot’s Bainbridge Graduate Institute sets out to transform business education.

12/13/2008 By Manny Frishberg

Feature

Things They Lost in the Flood

Dil and Sue Griffiths were still recovering from one life-altering tragedy last December when the worst storm in a generation sent Lewis County through a wash cycle of swelling rivers and mudslides, inflicting millions of dollars worth of damage and killi

12/09/2008 By James Ross Gardner

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American Idolatry

With his mile-wide smile, unreliable voice, and parade of hairdos, Sanjaya Malakar became a star—and a pop culture punch line—on American Idol. Now, with his sister Shyamali always at his side, he’s made a TV commercial and written a book, and waits for

12/09/2008 By Emily White

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In a Meinert Key

Rock promoter, hip-hop impresario, political powerhouse—activist and entrepreneur David Meinert has shaped Seattle’s music scene.

12/08/2008 By Michael Hood

SEATOWN DIARY

Why Did the Rooster Cross the Road?

Nobody knows for sure, but for a few months he blessed a West Seattle neighborhood with his presence.

01/01/2008 By Suky Hutton

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A Man of Air and Shadows

Michael Gruber, Seattle’s secret best-selling novelist, seemed to be living the writer’s dream. And then he tried to put his name on the books he wrote, and everything changed. The dark tales he’d carried inside for three decades started to come out....

08/01/2007 By Jim Gullo