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Celebrate New Year with guided hike Jan. 1

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the community to celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes taking place at more than two dozen state parks on Jan. 1. In the spirit of the new year, Washingtonians are encouraged to start...

 

How to prepare yourself for winter driving

Winter has hit the passes in full force right before college students are heading home for winter breaks and families are preparing for holiday road trips. If you’re planning to travel over the passes make sure you’re prepared for winter driving...

 

Planning ahead is the perfect present for holiday travelers

While wrapping final presents and whipping up holiday treats, make sure to also plan ahead for stress-free holiday travel. By following these steps, drivers can be celebrating with family and friends, instead of sitting on a freeway: Check the...

 

Boating safety holiday gift ideas from the Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard has compiled a list of boat safety-themed items for the holiday season, putting the real holiday savings in saving the lives of those you love. The Pacific Northwest is known for...

 

The Super Bowl effect | Taking Stock

After a slow start, the Seahawks are making another run at the playoffs. But the trip to a Super Bowl will take them to cities across the country, with no games at home in the company of the Twelves....

 

Waiting for miracles | Chuck's World

Note: I wrote essentially this same column in 2002. Or essentially the same story. It just seems like the time of year for old stories. Some of the words have been changed to protect my memory, which...

 

Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. Lead Op-Ed writer Francis Pharcellus Church’s response has since become history'...

 

County Council against another Paine Field museum

The Snohomish County Council has voted against a proposed historic aircraft aviation center at Paine Field. The founder of Historic Flight Foundation had proposed a five-building Historic Aviation...

 

The best coffee shops in town | Art & Appetite

What is it that you are looking for when you want to track down a good coffee shop? “Coffee shop” itself has become something of a misnomer. The coffee shops I frequent often serve breakfast and lunch, a variety of pastries, and expensive...

 

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