Break out the good silver; it’s Top Ramen, tonight!

Boon and bust: The state board overseeing community colleges announced that for the first time since 1989 there will not be an increase in tuition this fall, keeping the annual cost at $4,000 a year for residents and more than $9,000 for nonresidents. “History has been made,” said board chairwoman Beth Willis. “This is very big. What a boon for our students.”

“Yes,” said community college students in unison. “Hooray. Now we will be freed from crippling student loan debt a few months before retirement rather than after.”

Cue “Ride of the Valkyries”: An Army colonel has apologized for several low-flying military helicopters that buzzed the Olympic Peninsula town of Port Angeles late Thursday night. Initially no one took responsibility for the operation and city leaders had been given no advance notice. Army officials called the incident “completely unacceptable,” and stressed it was only a training drill.

Glenn Beck and other conspiracy theorists were assured that had this been an actual U.N. Black Helicopter Citizen Round-Up they would have been instructed to report to the nearest FEMA relocation camp.

How do you know when your Twinkie’s ripe? Although Hostess had said that its Twinkies and other snack cakes wouldn’t go on sale nationwide until Monday, Wal-Mart and other retailers announced they would start selling the treat as early as Sunday morning.

Hostess advised against eating the Twinkies before Monday because the snack cake’s preservatives, which now give Twinkies a shelf life of 45 days, need time to mature for the flavors to fully develop.

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 24

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Not just saving lives but turning them around

Bills establishing diversion centers in Everett and Spokane will aid those with opioid addictions.

Milbank: Senate uses bipartisanship to fill vacuum Trump left

Democrats aren’t abandoning the Dreamers; they know they have to work with Republicans in Congress.

Ignatius: With ISIS gone in Syria, regional grievances return

Long-standing grievances set aside while a U.S.-led coalition defeated the caliphate have returned.

As a matter of fact, I vote and I march

In response to Diane Ferguson’s question in her Jan. 23 letter to… Continue reading

Judge Rep. DelBene by her work for her constituents

The day after the celebration of change-maker Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,… Continue reading

Republicans should ask if they follow Lincoln or Trump

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me… Continue reading

Why would Norwegians want to come to America?

Since President Trump questioned why more people from Norway aren’t immigrating to… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Jan. 23

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Most Read