Ellis E. Conklin

OK kids, drink up, but don’t swallow it for heaven’s sake.The state

OK kids, drink up, but don't swallow it for heaven's sake.The state Senate has signed off on a measure, one that reeks of common sense,… Continue reading

It took some doing, but we got to the bottom of it.

It took some doing, but we got to the bottom of it.Ex-Gov. Chris Gregoire didn’t get a cushy cabinet post because President Obama was looking… Continue reading

New Energy Secretary Ernest MonizIt took some doing, but we got to

New Energy Secretary Ernest MonizIt took some doing, but we got to the bottom of it.Ex-Gov. Chris Gregoire didn't get a cushy cabinet post because… Continue reading

Thank you TSA for letting little Janie bring her toy boat on

Thank you TSA for letting little Janie bring her toy boat on the plane.Does anything that the TSA does make any sense to you? .Now,… Continue reading

We’ve often wondered what it would be like to be the father

We've often wondered what it would be like to be the father of man who fell so hard and fast from grace. Funny, how both… Continue reading

Eight former U.S. drug chiefs are in a dither that it may

Eight former U.S. drug chiefs are in a dither that it may

Eight former U.S. drug chiefs are in a dither that it may be too late to stop Washington -- and Colorado -- from enjoying recreational… Continue reading

Eight former U.S. drug chiefs are in a dither that it may

Eight former U.S. drug chiefs are in a dither that it may

Eight former U.S. drug chiefs are in a dither that it may be too late to stop Washington -- and Colorado -- from enjoying recreational… Continue reading

Rep. Ed Orcutt has no use for heavy-breathing cyclists.It can happen to

Rep. Ed Orcutt has no use for heavy-breathing cyclists.It can happen to the best of us, when, as the essayist Lance Morrow once observed, "Language… Continue reading

It can happen to the best of us, when, as the essayist

It can happen to the best of us, when, as the essayist

It can happen to the best of us, when, as the essayist Lance Morrow once observed, “Language temporarily loses its self control; it veers around… Continue reading

It can happen to the best of us, when, as the essayist
Q: Why do Washington State University grads keep their diplomas on their

Q: Why do Washington State University grads keep their diplomas on their

Q: Why do Washington State University grads keep their diplomas on their dashboards?A: So they can park in handicap spaces.Q: How many Washington State University… Continue reading

Q: Why do Washington State University grads keep their diplomas on their

The way to a man’s heart, it turns out, is through his

The way to a man's heart, it turns out, is through his butt.A hot new book is out that offers a whole lot of hindsight,… Continue reading

The way to a man’s heart is through his butt.A hot new

The way to a man’s heart is through his butt.A hot new

The way to a man’s heart is through his butt.A hot new book is out that offers a whole lot of hindsight, er, insight, into… Continue reading

The way to a man’s heart is through his butt.A hot new
At long last, there’s good news for people who figure bad news

At long last, there’s good news for people who figure bad news

At long last, there’s good news for people who figure bad news is right around the corner. Turns out, those of us who see the… Continue reading

At long last, there’s good news for people who figure bad news

Seattle grocers say they have lost thousands of dollars in merchandise in

Seattle grocers say they have lost thousands of dollars in merchandise in the eight months since the plastic bag ban was enacted.That's because shoplifters enter… Continue reading

Piped in classical music drifts across the campus, the dorms are furnished

Piped in classical music drifts across the campus, the dorms are furnished with plasma flat-screen TVs. There's a first-run movie theater and a steak house.… Continue reading

“While in the parlors of indignation,” Saul Bellow wrote, “the right-thinking citizen

"While in the parlors of indignation," Saul Bellow wrote, "the right-thinking citizen brings his heart to a boil."On this cold morning, more than our heart… Continue reading

You’d be wise to take a closer gander at the flounder on

You'd be wise to take a closer gander at the flounder on your dinner plate. Why, it might hardly be flounder at all. And those… Continue reading

Poor, Marguerite Joseph. She’s 104, which is really something to be able

Poor, Marguerite Joseph. She's 104, which is really something to be able to crow about and be able tell all her Facebook buddies. But she… Continue reading

In just the past five years, more than 19,000 residents of our

In just the past five years, more than 19,000 residents of our fine state have been busted for possession that resulted in misdemeanor pot convictions… Continue reading

There are a number of communities throughout the country, such as genteel

There are a number of communities throughout the country, such as genteel Charleston, S.C., who are struggling to balance the economic benefits of cruise ships… Continue reading