Another year gone by, and it has been a busy one for us. No one could have predicted the crazy news year that unfolded, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t try last New Year’s Day in a headlines contest. Click on the image to the right to read the headlines The Times editorial board and our readers wished to see in 2014 in an archived page of our Jan. 1, 2014, paper. And participate in this year’s contest at the bottom of this post (or by clicking this link) to possibly win some Seattle Times swag and get published in the paper and online.
So how’d we do last year? Some we nailed:
Some were half-true:
Free Macklemore concert draws record crowds following Seahawks Super Bowl win — The Seahawks won, of course, but Macklemore was only spotted in the Seahawks locker room after the win.
Woodland Park Zoo retires elephants to a sanctuary, closes exhibit permanently — The zoo announced in November it’s closing the exhibit, but the elephants seem to be headed to another zoo instead of a sanctuary.
Gas prices sink to $1 a gallon — a gas station in Oklahoma recently advertised $2-a-gallon gas. Not quite to $1, yet.
Bill Clinton returns from North Korea with Kenneth Bae — Bae was released in November, but it took a visit from director of national intelligence, James Clapper Jr., to secure his release.
Tim Eyman drafts initiative to save King County Metro Transit — Prop. 1 passed in November to expand Metro service, but Tim Eyman was a no-show at the drafting party.
Wash. farms and tech companies fill all jobs after Congress reforms immigration — Immigration reform is on the way after an executive order from President Obama, with no help from Congress.
And some are comical, or sad (based on your views), considering events that happened in 2014:
Patty Murray becomes U.S. Senate majority leader — not only is Sen. Patty Murray not majority leader, but Democrats lost control of the U.S. Senate entirely.
Steve Ballmer’s new job: Bring NBA back, find a new arena site — Ballmer skipped town, found a great site in L.A.
Bertha leaves town: Hwy 99 tunnel under budget, nearly complete — There’s always 2015 right?