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A Bug in Windows GOP

June 1, 2005

Microsoft is ending its relationship with choirboy-lobbyist Ralph Reed, but the company's ties to others in the seemingly infinite loop of the Republican lobbying scandal are deep in D.C. and Seattle. By Rick Anderson

Blue City Conservatives

June 15, 2005

Meet Seattle's biggest closet cases: the Republicans next door. By Matt Rosenberg

Death by Natural Causes

June 8, 2005

The circumstances of a teenager's medical emergency are in dispute. But her case raises important questions about the line between increasingly popular naturopathic health care and standard medical treatment. By Nina Shapiro

Cancerous Campaign

July 6, 2005

Voter activist Andy Stephenson fights charges he faked his illness — from his hospital bed. By George Howland Jr.

Closing the Barn Door

Nov. 9, 2005

The notorious Enumclaw horse-sex case spurs a state senator to draft a bill banning bestiality. By Rick Anderson

Bill Gates' Guinea Pigs

July 20, 2005

The Gates Foundation wants to remake American education, and ground zero for their billion-dollar experiment is Mountlake Terrace High School. Results so far? It's been a learning experience. By Bill Geballe

Bush Blows Katrina

Sept. 7, 2005

Following the media trail of Dubya's disaster: Doesn't anyone at the White House read National Geographic? By Chuck Taylor

Good Cop, Sad Cop

March 30, 2005

Meet former King County Sheriff's Deputy Angela Holland. She was a great street cop with numerous commendations and a spotless record. But she was mildly bipolar, so they fired her. By Philip Dawdy

The God Life

May 4, 2005

James King had dozens of people under his sway, and his obscure New Gnostic Church had few issues with the outside world until he and his mistress seduced the 17-year-old daughter of two church members. By Philip Dawdy

Replace the Viaduct, Kill the Monorail

Oct. 26, 2005

Keep the gas-tax increase by voting no on I-912. Stop the monorail by voting no on Proposition 1. Plus, our wisdom about all the other measures and every contested race. By the Seattle Weekly Editorial Board

 
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