I worked for Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 1973 until it ceased print publication in 2009, and SeattlePI.com from 2009 to 6/30/2020. During that time, I wrote about 9 presidential races, 11 Canadian and British Columbia elections, four doomed WPPSS nuclear plants, six Washington wilderness battles, creation of two national Monuments (Hanford Reach and San Juan Islands), a 104 million acre Alaska Lands Act, plus the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.
AG “Ferguson started at 21 percent last March, improved to 25 percent in June of 2023, then to 31 percent in November of 2023, and now at 35 percent,” said Andrew Villeneuve, who heads Northwest Progressive Institute.
It was a mark of an athlete’s prestige to be on the cover of SI. But there was also the famous Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Ken Griffey, Jr., was among athletes to suffer injury soon after gracing the cover.
What’s striking is the shallowness. The networks love to air reporters wading around in floods, being blown by hurricanes or bundled up in the snow. But the cause of extreme weather — climate change — is rarely explored.
The Olympics had been designed as a showpiece for the Third Reich. The Olympic torch was carried, for the first time, from Athens to the site of the games. Athletes were greeted by a new Olympic hymn composed by Richard Strauss.