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Lord of the Reins

There was a time, not so long ago, when horse racing was dead in Washington State. There was a time when the career of Emerald Downs’ top jockey, Ricky Frazier, was dead too. Hell, there was a time when Ricky Frazier was nearly dead. A story of courage, c

12/27/2008 By James Ross Gardner

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Shades of Green

Greg Nickels’s Climate Action Plan brought him global glory as “America’s green mayor.” But is it civic transformation or eco-opportunism? We crunch the carbon counts, probe the mayor’s environmental conversion, and suggest some ways to make Seattle clean

12/27/2008 By Bruce Barcott

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Walking Town (or) Pedestrian Peril?

City hall is trying to stop crosswalk carnage and make Seattle safe for pedestrians, but sometimes its strategy seems to be forcing them off the street.

12/27/2008 By Sarah Anderson

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Man of Many Acts

Bumbershoot booker Chris Porter tries to catch the trends, keep it Reel, and always have a backup when Devo bails for China.

12/27/2008 By Kevin Friedman

Unnecessary Study of the Month

Nature is Good

12/27/2008 By Christopher Werner

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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

OPEN LETTER

When Headlines Attack

12/20/2008

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Worst. Holiday. Ever.

We give an unloved occasion an overhaul.

12/20/2008 By Matthew Halverson

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What Lies Beneath

12/20/2008

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Northwest College Rankings 2008

Included: Video coverage of how to find the college that best suits you, courtesy q13fox.com

12/19/2008 By Matthew Halverson and Stefan Durham With Megan Clark and Jessica Campbell

Past Lives

Home, Sweet Haunt

The bloodcurdling past and spirited present of a grand old Georgetown Victorian.

12/18/2008 By Nena Peltin

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Class Hysteria

College is a balancing act.

12/18/2008 By Matthew Halverson

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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

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Who’s Your Nanny?

Bossiest bureaucracy on the block: not Seattle.

12/18/2008

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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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"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