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TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013 |

| News A11

OPINION
AN INDEPENDENT, LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER
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READERS HOPES FOR 2013 Peace breaks out


Bonnie Lou Clark, Bellevue

K ATE R I LEY
editorial page editor

D AVI D B OARDMAN
executive editor and senior vice president chief operating officer

S UKI D ARDARIAN
managing editor

K ATHY B EST
managing editor

A LAYN E F ARDELLA M ICHAEL S H EPARD


senior vice president, business operations

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EDITORIALS
The newspapers view

K-18 education becomes top state priority


Cindy Etter, Shoreline

HEADLINES WED LIKE TO SEE IN 2013

ditors note: Lets dispense with New Years resolutions and engage in some wishful thinking for Puget Sound and Washington state. Maybe this will serve as inspiration for elected officials and other policy leaders for their own New Years resolutions. Here are a few headlines wed like to see this year: Washingtons GOP Congress members renounce Grover Norquist pledge Seahawks win Super Bowl Boeing and SP ! sign new contract" avoid strike

Puget Sound corporations self-tax for public good


Cindy Etter, Shoreline

Homelessness reduced 20 percent statewide


Roger Douglas, Mukilteo

Mariners cut ticket prices back to 1995


Greg Noack, Edmonds

State enjoys drop in gun violence after passage of sensible reforms


Wes Kim, Seattle

#ea part$ supports assault%weapons ban &un on gun sa'es on eve o' tough new state law (egislature passes sweeping mone$%saving re'orms )oters approve transportation%improvement package *uman tra''icking and teen prostitution eradicated in Washington state NW +emocrats accept entitlement re'orm as part o' deal ,-S- Supreme Court legali.es same%se/ marriage across countr$ (egislature 'ull$ 'unds basic education 'rom earl$ learning to higher education *igh%school dropout rate dwindles Congress passes 0nternet sales ta/" boon 'or state ,niversities launch students%'irst" athletes%second academic plan State Senate coalition gains power as +emocrats move to middle China spurns coal" goes solar Salmon 'lourish" price plummets Obama names Chris Gregoire P! chie' State unemplo$ment 'alls below 1 percent !ma.on-com donates 23 billion to end homelessness in 4ing Count$ #ull$s pro'it soars a'ter 5c+ream$ acquisition6 7Gre$s !natom$ cast hired to sta'' Seattle stores 5icroso't sells 89 million Sur'ace tablets Obama administration accepts Washington" Colorado cannabis regulations #S! to stop :%ra$ing travelers shoes (ast battalion o' ,-S- troops leaves !'ghanistan Congress adopts amendment calling 'or two%thirds vote o' both houses 'or war Obama appoints Gene 4immelman ;CC chair *an'ord cleanup back on track and under budget Group builds astside basketball arena a'ter 0S declares Sodo proposal +O! Big'oot caught photographing hikers
Editorial board members are editorial page editor Kate Riley, Frank A. Blethen, Ryan Blethen, Sharon Pian Chan, Lance Dickie, Bruce Ramsey, Thanh Tan, Lynne K. Varner, William K. Blethen (emeritus) and Robert C. Blethen (emeritus).
THE SEATTLE TIMES has a legacy of independent family ownership. Past publishers were ALDEN J. BLETHEN, 1896-1915; C.B. BLETHEN, 1915-1941; ELMER E. TODD, 1942-1949; W.K. BLETHEN, 1949-1967; JOHN A. BLETHEN, 1967-1982; W.J. PENNINGTON, 1982-1985. Other family members served as president: ALDEN JOSEPH BLETHEN, 1915-1921; FRANK A. BLETHEN Sr., 1949-1967.

State marijuana profits soar to record highs


Mike Miller, Auburn

Legislature passes stiffest DUI sanctions in country


Barbara Gust, Lynnwood

The NBA returns to Seattle


Kabir Jeddy, Issaquah

Sounders sign Messi


Tim Perman, Redmond

Ezells awarded a Michelin star


Aynaesh Jyantilal, Woodinville

Huskies beat Oregon


Gary James, Poulsbo

Im sorry for what Ive done to my friends and family, Mastro tells bankruptcy judge
Barney Burke, Port Townsend

Sound Transit vows to build East Link in under five years, not decade
Tim Whittome, Sammamish

MOHAI, zoo admission free thanks to donor


Noma Edwards, Fall City

Suspect charged in murder of prosecutor Tom Wales


Kathryn A. Pratt, Burien

No public money to be spent on new sports arena


John Peekstok, Shoreline

Third Avenue gets makeover, drug pushers move elsewhere


Tim Whittome, Sammamish

REACH THE EDITOR | Kate Riley, editor 206-464-2260 kriley@seattletimes.com | Sharon Pian Chan, associate editor 206-464-2958 schan@seattletimes.com

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