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December 31, 2013 at 2:59 PM

The best headlines for 2014 from our readers

A new year’s fresh start inspires some hopefulness about the prospects for the Puget Sound region in 2014. Instead of resolutions, we asked readers for some 2014 wishes in the form of headlines they would like to see.

Below are headlines from readers who answered our call — nearly 300 headlines were sent in. Congratulations to Pete Sullivan from Seattle who offered what the editorial staff deemed the best reader headline. He will receive a Seattle Times coffee mug to sip from in 2014. Check out his and other readers’ submissions below.

Our editorial staff also came up with headlines. Perhaps these headlines might provide some inspiration for elected officials and policy leaders for their own New Year’s resolutions.

Boeing to build 777X in Wash. state

— John Mar, Sammamish

Mariners win AL West

— Richard E. Rian, Port Angeles

Free Macklemore concert draws record crowds following Seahawks Super Bowl win

— Pete Sullivan, Seattle (winner for best reader headline)

High school dropout rate is at an all-time low

— Maddy Grassy, Seattle

Snowden pardoned

— Tim Perman, Redmond

Mountains to Sound Greenway becomes National Heritage Area

— Ben Hughey, Seattle

Washington’s tax system no longer the most regressive in the U.S.

— Jeanne Large, Kirkland

Paul Allen refurbishes Kalakala

— Gregory Whitcomb, Seattle

First contact: Visitors from Alpha Centauri land in Seattle, want to meet Bill Gates

— Jim White, Lake Forest Park

Dems, GOP agree: Affordable Care Act is a winner

— Teresa Mosteller, Seattle

Woodland Park Zoo retires elephants to sanctuary, closes exhibit permanently

— Katy Flynn, Kent

Crime falls to record low, Seattle police cited as ‘best in nation’

— Carol Van Bebber, Lynnwood

Miley Cyrus defects to North Korea

— Neal Starkman, Seattle

Bertha leaves town: Hwy. 99 tunnel under budget, nearly complete

— Norma Line, Bellevue

Gas prices sink to $1 a gallon

— David Dahlke, Port Orchard

WHO announces vaccine to prevent Alzheimer’s;
cure not far behind

— Irene Olson, Redmond

National single-payer health care implemented

— David Sklover, Bothell

Westlake Park now safe after police clear area
of drug pushing, general lawlessness

— Tim Whittome, Sammamish

Sunni and Shiite religious leaders call for end to sectarian violence

— Richard P. Nelson, Seattle

NASCAR plans to build world’s largest indoor
racetrack inside empty Boeing building

— Kris Harriss, Lake Stevens

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