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August 5, 2008 4:48 PM

Times endorses Sonntag for auditor

Posted by Kate Riley


In Wednesday's paper, the Times endorses Brian Sonntag for his fourth term as state auditor. But read the endorsement now online, Leave your comments here.

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August 5, 2008 3:26 PM

Summertime and the homework isn't easy

Posted by Lynne Varner

But it is a requirement set by many parents and educators concerned that without summer reading lists and school assignments, students will lose academic ground.

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August 5, 2008 1:51 PM

Dude, where's my scooter?

Posted by Lynne Varner

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The Seattle City Council's approval of a $38 fine for anyone caught moving someone else's scooter on city streets raises a question: how have we all missed the rash of citizens lifting 250-pound vehicles and carting them sometimes as far as a block away?

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August 5, 2008 10:28 AM

Negativity works

Posted by Joni Balter

What do the American people want in campaign advertising? In the abstract, many voters say they don't like gutter politics. They don't like negative ads that only tell them what is wrong with the other guy - or gal. But the candidates use trash ads because they work. Just ask Sen. John McCain who lobbed a few nasty ads last week and saw the contest between himself and Barack Obama tighten considerably.

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