Article

Class Hysteria

College is a balancing act.

12/18/2008 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Fast-Lane Reform (or) Highway Hogwash?

Tim Eyman claims his latest ballot measure will open empty lanes, cure congestion, and fulfill a state audit’s recommendations. Critics contend it will have the opposite effect—and will set back transit, too.

12/18/2008 By Manny Frishberg

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Is Rossi Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

And does Gregoire talk like a man?

12/18/2008

Article

Who’s Your Nanny?

Bossiest bureaucracy on the block: not Seattle.

12/18/2008

Article

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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"I Shall Call It Cletus"

A hardcore videogamer plays God in the 
virtual world of Spore, where omnipotence 
is the mission and survival is for the fit.

12/13/2008 By Emily White

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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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Right to Know (or) Right to a Clean Slate?

What’s more important—public access to criminal files, or citizen’s right to clear their names of crimes they’ve been absolved of?

12/13/2008 By Jessica Campbell

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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

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Reinvention of the Nerds

Is the Microsoft makeover working?

12/13/2008 By Megan Clark

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Lipstick on a Barracuda

Seattle sisters vs. Sarah Palin: It’s the lyrics, stupid.

12/13/2008 By Matthew Halverson

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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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Imaginative Bank Robbing

This fall the Pacific Northwest was home to a rash of bank heists—and at least one conviction—in which the thugs used more mind than muscle. A tour of the season’s smartest felonious withdrawals.

12/08/2008

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Santas Behaving Badly

He used to shimmy down chimneys with a wriggle of his nose and drink Coca-Cola, but lately that nose has been looking awfully red.

12/08/2008 By Camden Swita

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Lost in Transit

Sea-Tac’s sleuths reunite harried travelers with their treasures.

12/08/2008 By Eric Scigliano

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Special Ed Ghetto (or) a Seat in the Class?

Distressed parents complain that Seattle Public Schools isolates disabled children in failing schools. Officials insist they’re doing the best they can—and maybe those kids don’t belong with other students.

12/08/2008 By Juliette Guilbert

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Heart Song

Once upon a time in the Cloud Room.

12/08/2008 By Eric Scigliano

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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