Marjorie Young.

The Psychic View – The Prophet of Gloom

by Marjorie Young

Though delighting in my psychic gifts, they come, as do all good things, with a down side; mainly when clients, or more surprisingly, friends, assume my lightest utterance may carry a cryptic or foreboding portent. I privately refer to this as the ‘Wizard of Oz’ syndrome.

Those close to me are well-aware that I am able to largely ‘turn on’ and ‘turn off’ my clairvoyance at will, though this required years of practice. Previous to that, I had been constantly inundated with unwanted ‘data’ regarding whoever happened to be around me at the time. Nowadays, during a consultation, I connect with the unnamed ‘source’ of information, and afterwards, successfully tune it out. Moreover, I never do sessions for those I know well, since I’d lack the necessary detachment to interpret whatever ‘tidings’ I receive with clarity.

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The Monorail: 52 Years and Counting...

by Libby Carr, Campaign Manager, Century Transportation Campaign

Once upon a time, there was a city whose leaders thought: “What might we do that would put Seattle on the map as a World Class city and help ensure a brighter future for our fair city and the Northwest?”

The answer was to become the site for the 1962 World's Fair. Three of the components that captivated the interest of hundreds of thousands of world visitors were the Pacific Science Center, the Space Needle, and the Seattle Monorail.

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Photo by Shane Harms
Three oil cars derailed under the Magnolia Bridge in southern Interbay.

New Year, New Common Sense Approach to Climate Change

By Lu Nelsen,, Center for Rural Affairs

Our nation spent nearly $7 billion responding to extreme weather in 2013. Events that endanger livelihoods nationally, and especially in rural and small town America. These destructive storms, devastating droughts, dangerous flooding and paralyzing winter weather highlight the need for action. We must confront threats that climate shifts pose to rural communities, and the nation.

The new year provides an opportunity to take commonsense steps to address carbon pollution, a major contributing factor to these threats. Currently, there is no limit on the amount of carbon pollution that American power plants can emit, but new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency would help limit these emissions.

Closing loopholes for high-polluting power plants is crucial to protect community health and our natural resources. Several other power plant by-products are limited, but carbon emissions have been overlooked, leaving the door open for some of the biggest polluters in the nation to get off scot-free.

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