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Articles from the June 13, 2011 edition

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 By Jim Miller    Columns    June 13, 2011

Simplified Computers for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior Do you know of any home computers that are specifically designed for senior citizens? I would like to get a computer for my 73-year-old mother, but she’s not computer savvy at all. Look Around Dear Looking, There are actually...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    June 13, 2011

Disappearing Dump Trucks

I once approached my life and work as if I was building a house. Drive a nail here. Lay a block there. Smear a bit of paint in the corner. Cut out a window now and again. Figuratively, this is how I treated my life, and it is a solid, powerful...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    June 13, 2011

Super Daddy

Mommies are great. Super, in fact. Still, there are some things that only a super daddy can fix. My daughter, who is thirteen, recently found out how super her daddy really is. A few months ago, she and I were shopping for clothes. The girl is like...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer    Columns    June 13, 2011

Top 3 Organizing Myths

Not everyone has the facts when they think about getting their home organized and how they are going to go about it. Sometimes the misconceptions people have about getting organized holds them back from jumping in and doing it. Here are three...

 
 By Meghan Pembroke, Wsdot Communications    News    June 13, 2011

Get up close and personal with SR 529 Ebey Slough Bridge girders

MARYSVILLE – Crews building a new State Route 529 bridge over the Ebey Slough are only weeks away from reaching an important milestone on a project to reduce congestion and provide more reliable travel options for Marysville-area drivers. The m...

 
 By Summer Derrey, Wsdot I-90 Communications    News    June 13, 2011

Students win top prize in statewide transportation art and essay contest

The winning students are: Thomas Snedeker, 5th grade, Lincoln Elementary School, Ellensburg Susan Wehelie, 4th grade, Dunlap Elementary School, Seattle Snedeker and Wehelie were given goodie bags and a framed copy of their winning artwork. The...

 
 By Meghan Pembroke, Wsdot Communications    News    June 13, 2011

Smooth sailing coming soon to I-5 in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – Lumpy, bumpy and rutted pavement on Interstate 5 through Marysville will soon be just a distant memory for drivers when crews begin construction Monday to repave a four-mile stretch of the southbound lanes. Smooth new pavement...

 
 News    June 13, 2011

It’s time to renew: 2011 boat decals expire June 30

Summer boating is right around the corner, and so is the deadline for renewing boat and watercraft registration decals. In Washington state, all boat registrations expire on June 30. Boat registrations can be renewed online and in person at a...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    June 13, 2011

Is WA Serving "Next Gen" Voters? Survey says Yes – and No

SEATTLE - Washington leads the nation in a new survey of how states treat their younger voters - but even at the top, there's room for improvement. The group Rock the Vote compiled a scorecard that tracks how well each state is preparing young...