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Articles from the August 1, 2011 edition

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 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    August 1, 2011

Northbound I-5 reopens near Burlington

BURLINGTON – Just in time for the weekend, all lanes of northbound Interstate 5 reopened at 11 a.m. today after a week of work that left only one lane open between Burlington and Bellingham. During the 87-hour lane closure, the Washington...

 Columns    August 1, 2011

Social Security Help for Those Nearing Retirement Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good resources that can help me decide when to start my Social Security retirement benefits? I’ll be 62 early next year and want to carefully weigh all...

 Columns    August 1, 2011

Road Trip Conversation

I love road trips. On road trips, my husband is forced to talk to me. He would say he liked it too, if he’d just put down the remote and thought about it. Our most recent road trip was a ten-hour adventure which made conversation a necessity....

 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    August 1, 2011

Garage Organizing as Easy as 1-2-3

Well, it’s that time of year again, the weather is warm and the garage doors are open revealing your secrets to all those who pass. The broken bikes, the unused gym equipment that was supposed to have you buff in time for summer, the boxes...

 By Chris Thomas    News    August 1, 2011

West Coast is Home to "No Nukes" Concert – The Sequel

SEATTLE - They organized the 1979 "No Nukes" concerts, and now "Musicians United for Safe Energy" are warming up to rock again. In response to the earthquake-triggered meltdowns at a Japanese nuclear plant this spring, musicians...