Fallen idle

Fallen idle

Here’s something we bet you didn’t know was illegal: starting your car on a cold morning and letting it warm up in the driveway while you go back inside for another cup of coffee.

The law can be found in RCW 46.61.600, also known as the Ya Shoulda Gone for the Heated Seats Option, Ya Dummy Act.

Royal pain: When Prince Willem-Alexander and his Argentina-born wife, Maxima, ascend to the Dutch throne in April, there will be a glaring absence at the ceremony: Maxima’s father, Jorge Zorreguieta, who was a key figure during Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

It’s unclear whether the guy played any role in the “disappearing” of political dissidents. Also unknown is why he named his daughter after a midsize entry-level luxury sedan.

Electrifying performance: Super Bowl XLXLIXLX on Sunday was delayed early in the third quarter after the power failed in the Superdome in New Orleans.

The outage lasted 34 minutes, which was how long it took technicians to locate halftime entertainer Beyonce and plug her into the power grid.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Oct. 20

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

Editorial: Retain Gregerson as Mukilteo’s mayor

Both candidates offer impressive resumes, but Gregerson showed leadership and compassion as mayor.

Gerson: Why 8th-graders should read ‘Mockingbird,’ as written

The book is meant to make people uncomfortable with racial prejudice. And that requires the n-word.

Ignatius: ISIS defeat in Raqqa a reminder of U.S. might

Obama and Trump each share in the success, but the enduring problem of governance remains.

Harrop: Trump, the deal-maker, making a mess out of trade

Leaving NAFTA, one think tank says, would amount to a “$10 billion tax” on U.S. industry.

Milbank: White House’s leaps of logic pin worst ills on trade

Looking to scuttle free trade, an adviser blames the loss of manufacturing jobs for our social ills.

Everett mayoral race: Franklin can inspire action

As a young professional, I see a lot of potential for Everett… Continue reading

County Council, Dist. 5: Low an asset to council, district

One can certainly appreciate that Snohomish County has a divided government that… Continue reading

Answer to gun violence is discipline, respect for law

For years we have payed to watch crime and killing on just… Continue reading

Most Read