Marjorie Young

The Psychic View– Who Are We?

By Marjorie Young

A fascinating story was widely reported of late concerning a young boy named Ryan, who had actively insisted that he used to be ‘someone else.’ Naturally, his Mom chalked this up to childish fantasy. Yet, Ryan persisted, readily coming up with vivid if outlandish details of his former life. His previous ‘incarnation’ had been male, married five times, danced on Broadway, lived in Paris, and was also an actor in Hollywood. Ryan even knew the street name where his former residence was located.

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It’s time to stop walking and start running to complete the Burke-Gilman Trail

By Ed Feeley

The Burke-Gilman Trail is the crown jewel of our regional trail system. Every day, thousands of people walk, run, bike and inline skate this multi-use trail connecting Bothell to Golden Gardens—well, everywhere on the trail except in one notable place.

Right here in Ballard, there is a big break in the Burke-Gilman Trail, well-known as the “Missing Link,” that runs from Fred Meyer to the Chittenden Locks.

For people who walk or skate, it’s no-man’s land along NW 45th Street, Shilshole Avenue NW and NW 54th Street (which is all gravel). But for people who bike, it has been incredibly dangerous. In a recent four year period, emergency vehicles responded to 45 bicycle crashes along NW 45th Street and Shilshole Avenue NW—mostly where railroad tracks cross NW 45th Street under the Ballard Bridge.

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Animal Treatment in the Food Industry

By Lucy Cavener

Animal treatment in factory farms is dangerous for humans, disastrous for our future, and unethical to the extreme. The way that factory farms raise their chickens, without light or space, injecting them with antibiotics and letting them live in their own waste, is immoral as well as damaging to the people who eat them. The disrepair that America’s food industry is currently in is an extremely important problem that the USA faces, and influencing the state of the factory farm production system is a good place to start fixing it.

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