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August 22, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Marijuana expulsions: Bishop Blanchet High School made the right call

I read Nicholas O’Connell’s guest column “Help students understand pot law” [Opinion, Aug. 21]. Why stop there? How about “Help students understand alcohol law”? It appears to me that he wants to pass the buck of a parent’s responsibility to school teachers and administrators. Hats off to the Bishop Blanchet High School’s administration for…


Comments | Topics: dorran mcbride, education, marijuana

August 22, 2014 at 7:08 AM

Steve Ballmer, Lakeside basketball show still ways to go on diversity, equity

As a former varsity basketball player at Lakeside School, I know what it’s like to play on a team that doesn’t win many games [“With Ballmer’s aid, elite school pushed limits of prep-sports rules,” Local News, Aug. 16]. It’s no fun, but it’s a lot better than having Steve Ballmer use it as a…


Comments | Topics: diversity, high school sports, steve ballmer

March 19, 2014 at 4:20 PM

My experience as a TV news reporter crashing in a helicopter

On Memorial Day 1980, it was just another day for me. [“ ‘Unusual noise’ before helicopter crashed near Space Needle,” Local News, Mar. 19] We were assigned to monitor the traffic backups at the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal aboard KIRO-TV’s Chopper 7 that holiday afternoon. The KOMO traffic plane had the same assignment. As it…


Comments | Topics: helicopter crash, journalism