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Heather Roscoe
by | Jan 10, 2005

SEATTLE — By now the nation is dimly aware that Washington state is embroiled in a gubernatorial battle between a family man-real estate agent cum senator and a former attorney general and litigation queen. Although Washingtonians appear most concerned that…

by | Dec 17, 2004

SEATTLE — The last four years of American politics seem to defy explanation; someone wants to recount an election that was supposedly rigged by XYZ political party, so-and-so is suing what’s-his-face, and someone may or may not have stolen funds…

by | May 20, 2004

SEATTLE — Some Pierce County residents were surprised as they listen to their answering machines on April 14. On a pre-recorded message, Bill Hanson, executive director of the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WCPS), told them, “You may soon…

by | Jan 14, 2004

SEATTLE — By now, those of us with televisions have seen the grainy BBC photos of the wobbly legged cow. It’s a pathetic sight to even the most hardened steak lover, a horror story for ranchers everywhere, and, for the…

by | Nov 14, 2003

SEATTLE — The first phase of the Gary Ridgway murder case is finished, and then some. Ridgway tentatively agreed to plead guilty to 48 brutal murders on the condition that he will not receive the death penalty for his actions….

by | Oct 7, 2003

Our story thus far: When the district superintendent refused to comply with more than 30 union demands, the teachers of Marysville, Washington, voted to strike on September 1 to protest the new three-year employment contracts. At that time, many parents…

by | Sep 17, 2003

For the children of Marysville, school ought to have started on Tuesday, September 2nd. Something feels inexplicably wrong now, more than a week later, when one drives through the main hub of the city. In much of the state, kids…

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