I know there are a lot of people who are unhappy that our state passed a marriage equality law. But one only has to look at the beaming couples who joyously exchanged vows to understand the milestone that has been too long in coming.
As the week comes to an end, what say we take a look at several issues that deserve some attention.
Does the end justify the means? Not when the means involves a public agency cloaking itself in secrecy.
The State of Washington is looking to dip into federal coffers for money to pay for an educational campaign about the dangers of texting while driving and holding your cell phone while talking and driving.
The state doesn't know how many such rooms there are because they are regulated by the individual school district.
It's been a Christmas tradition for more than a hundred years. Slowly but surely, retailers are shutting it down.
The world's largest producer of airplanes appears very reticent when it comes to providing married gay couples with survivor pension benefits.
An apology is certainly in order. Sensitivity training? Most likely a waste of time and money.
I've long believed that irresponsible gun owners should face legal consequences when their stupidity results in a tragedy.
Okay, so maybe everybody loves a parade. But somebody didn't want just anybody to march in their parade.
One guy called it "mutual combat." It's a fancy term for what's basically a street fight. Believe it or not, Seattle police say it's not illegal so long as no one watching is injured and no property is damaged.
Let's take a collective deep breath and celebrate the fact that the elections are over. Sort of.
Putting women and girls together with naked guys and then hiding behind the term "non-discrimination" is a lesson in waiting.
Because ballots only have to be postmarked on Nov. 6, it means that an untold number of ballots may take days - in some cases even weeks - to arrive and then be counted.
There's new parking technology that Mayor Mike McGinn wants to put in play, but some city councilmembers fear it will lead to a reduction in parking tickets.
The City of Seattle, which has already spent some $35 million on bicycle lanes over the past several years, is now beginning to install what are called bike tracks.
Now we have Claudia Balducci, who heads up the detention system, deciding that poor Christopher Monfort is lonely and needs some type of interaction with other people.
Frank Blethen, publisher of the Seattle Times, thought it would be a good idea for the newspaper to pay for some political advertisements.