It is always easy to point out flaws. To prove this, just look at whatever is hot in the news media right now: the police and race, terrorism, the job rating of the president or Congress, the Republican primary process, the Iran vote – the list can be nearly endless.
For centuries people have separated children based on their gender. When a girl is born, she is the little princess and when a boy is born he is the little man. There is nothing wrong or bad about this. Wrapping a newborn girl in a pink blanket as opposed to a blue one for a boy has no affect on the child. It only becomes wrong and possibly harmful to the child when parents force a child to grow up based on these sex stereotypes.
This map shows where crews are fighting fires in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties...
I first heard the phrase “Post-modern World” from my daughter Betsy after she graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in international affairs/development more than a decade ago.
The political hunting season opened Aug. 5 and the forecast is tepid through November. There are a handful of challenged city council races in the cities I cover, but most candidates made it to the ballot without a battle.
The Washington state Supreme Court let the hammer fall Thursday in the McCleary education caseordering the state to pay $100,000 a day and calling for Gov. Jay Inslee to call the Legislature into special session to resolve the issue.
Centuries ago, China was the major world power. China and Europe were linked by what became known as the “Silk Road.” China’s silks, porcelain and technologies like printing, chess, the compass and gunpowder traveled west along this road to change the West and the world.
Kennewick Man, or The Ancient One, was a Native American man believed to have lived about 8,400 years ago. His remains, which were nearly complete, were discovered about 10 feet from the shore of the Columbia River in Eastern Washington. Sen. Patty Murray introduced legislation that would return the remains to a coalition of Columbia Basin tribes.
Wildfires are burning away the U.S. Forest Service budget.
One of the many talents my grandma was known for was her pie baking. She baked two to three pies per week and my grandpa ate a slice with nearly every meal. A piece was often offered to guests, card players or feed truck drivers. On occasion, one may have been left for the garbage man.
Most Americans are wrong to believe freedom is the most important goal of all humans. In actuality, according to historian and professor J. Rufus Fears in his Great Courses book “The Wisdom of History,” power is what has shaped the human story.
I consider myself extremely lucky to have spent most of my childhood in an amazingly accepting and loving church environment. Even so, many months and countless hours were spent in committee meetings and bending over the church charter, which expressly denied performing same-sex marriages. Eventually, the congregation decided the charter did not accurately reflect God’s love, and my community joined the ever-increasing number of churches that believe the idea of marriage in the church is not as limited as we used to think.
Seattle's favorite sport's team is about to step up to the plate.
What do we know about the Islamic State? We know that I.S. came from al-Qaida and then broke off to form its own jihadi organization. How do the strategies of these two Islamic organizations differ? Are the differences important?
During that fateful summer after graduating college, before locking down my career path, I found myself strapped for cash as friends more fortunate than I wanted to go out and celebrate their newfound status in society. So to keep up with the Joneses, I did what any reasonable post-college graduate would do. I went back to my pre-college food vending job.
Why are the Blue Angels so loud? The answer: freedom.
Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Federal Voting Rights Act into law, the Metropolitan King County Council today gave its unanimous approval to broadening the historic law’s standards in King County by requiring voting materials be translated into additional languages, starting with Spanish and Korean.
When the state’s duly elected auditor disappears while in office does anyone notice beyond the shadow of the Capitol dome? Doesn’t seem like it.
The Oxford English Dictionary announced in June approximately 500 words have been added to its dictionary. The article about the added words made me all warm and fuzzy inside, as if I had just opened a gift of eight-track cassettes of C-Span’s Book TV - the greatest hits.
When will Microsoft open up it's doors (and Windows) to the IRS?