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FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 2013

Friday Quote: "Is it O.K. to Kill Cyclists?"

My own view is that everybody’s a little right and that we’re at a scary cultural crossroads on the whole car/bike thing. American cities are dense enough — and almost half of urban car trips short enough, under three miles — that cities from Denver...

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TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 17, 2009

Let’s play "name this decade"

Only 44 days left until 2010, so what do we call the 00's? Some propositions from a funny NYT story: The Era of Misplaced Anxiety, The Decade of Disruptions, When the North Went South, The Noughty-Oughts, and…Bob. Although not a name per se, DTE likes...

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MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2009

Another Green Monday: The Election Edition

It’s almost here: Tomorrow at 8pm is the last chance to postmark your ballot. On this chilly morning before raking leaves, the sweaty August primary night seems like a distant memory, blurred by an intensity leading to election day. Amber Waldref image courtesy of Washington...

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MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009

Another Green Monday

Oh Hoopfest. This year DTE regrettably decided to watch from the sidelines as Spokane hosted the preeminent three on three basketball tournament in the world. All we could do is talk trash and make sure players decided to shoot for the recycle bins. Yes, we...

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Dear Science: The Goracle

Al Gore can’t get a break these days. The man has been called out by The New York Times for exaggerating the effects of climate change yet when you look closer at what he said it seems like another false charge on something he really...

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MONDAY, DEC. 15, 2008

Another Green Monday 

In vino veritas. “In wine is truth.” Our Latin pretty much stops cold there. But one familiar story that always catches our attention and turns us sideways: The relationship between climate change and wine growth in Washington. Our state is second to California in premium-wine...

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