Pass the lingonberry sauce, please; lots of it

No thanks, I’ll just have the white fish preserved in lye and cooked to the consistency of jelly: Ikea, the Scandinavian furniture giant, has pulled its Swedish meatballs from store shelves in Europe because of evidence the meatballs may contain horse meat.

However, in those countries where eating horse is socially acceptable, Ikea said it would continue to sell the meatballs under the name, Trïggür.

Ask a Geoduck: Those planning to grow marijuana when the state begins legally selling pot won’t be able to ask a local master gardener or county extension agent for advice on growing cannabis. The extension offices run by Washington State University are federally funded and by law can’t coach pot growers.

Besides, what would a WSU Cougar know about growing pot? You want to talk to somebody from The Evergreen State College.

I am Joe’s colon: With the goal of educating the public about colorectal cancer, a nonprofit group is bringing a 20-foot-long inflatable, walk-through model of a human colon to Everett Mall. The giant colon shows examples of healthy tissue, polyps and various stages of colorectal cancer.

A reminder: If you see black light posters and Insane Clown Posse T-shirts for sale, you are not touring the Super Inflatable Colon; you are inside Spencer Gifts.

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Jan. 22

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

Editorial: Don’t break the link between tests and graduation

Ending the testing requirement for a high school diploma would be a disservice to all students.

Saunders: With shutdown Democrats make error GOP made in 2013

In demanding DACA be included in a budget deal, Democrats show an inability to compromise.

Burke: This is not a false alarm; we are under attack daily

And the attacks — by tweet or edict — are launched from the Oval Office (or Mar-A-Lago).

Parker: Loyalty, not experience, is what matters for Trump

How did we get a drug policy official who is 24 and knows more about chia seeds than opioids?

Flights from Paine Field will trash air, property values

On behalf of the vast majority of the 20,000-plus citizens of Mukilteo,… Continue reading

Yes vote for Everett school bond invests in future careers

As a health care professional, I have seen first-hand, the growth and… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Jan. 21

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

Viewpoints: Living with a force of nature we can’t control

California’s landslides — and Oso before it — show the need to map hazards and get out of the way.

Most Read