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Where is the 'Grand Agreement' we were promised?

  • May 29, 2015 at 11:09AM

Thirteen months ago, the Legislature promised the Supreme Court and the people of the state of Washington that 2015 would be the year of the grand agreement on education funding. After 135 days of a regular and special legislative session, there has been virtually no movement on this issue.

 

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Memorial Day: Pause and remember those who gave their lives

  • May 24, 2015 at 12:00PM

This Memorial Day, honor guards will snap to attention as flags ripple in the breeze. Amid the green lawns and bright flowers of cemeteries throughout the state, lone buglers and mournful pipers will evoke a heartfelt tear.

Sarah Smiley: Thoughtful and conscientious son a teenage success story

  • May 22, 2015 at 10:00AM

Two years ago, my memoir, "Dinner with the Smileys," exposed with painful transparency my difficulty raising a pre-teen boy. I held nothing back when I wrote about Ford's attitude, his tendency to slam his bedroom door, and all the ways he broke my heart — over and over again.

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Help kids with Children’s Hospital Purchase a Miracle program

  • May 21, 2015 at 11:06AM

This month through June 15 is the Children’s Hospital Purchase a Miracle Program. Seattle Children’s Guild members from all over the region have tagged certain products with the Purchase a Miracle label. Participating stores donate money to Children’s when you purchase these sponsoring products.

Letter to the editor: Remembering Clear Creek trail blazer Randy Peterson

  • May 16, 2015 at 12:00PM

What is the measure of a man? Do you measure his career in the Coast Guard defending our shores, and saving people from the seas? Do you measure raising successful children that are contributors to society? Or do you measure the commitment he had to the community building the Clear Creek Trail?

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