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LA Times

Bilingual Town

Bilingual Town
A town confronts its language barrier; With federal help -- and prodding -- Mattawa, Wash., tries to accommodate the 90 percent of residents who speak Spanish.


Town For Sale

Town For Sale
Sold on the town that didn't sell; The burg could find no takers. But broken up into parcels, it has attracted a family an a horse lover.


Computers

Computers
Computer graveyard and shrine; Buried among the old cables and laptop parts at this high-tech salvage shop is a museum devoted to the PC. Photo by Kevin P. Casey for the Times.


Techaddicts

Techaddicts
Too wired, techies regroup, calling their dependence on technology an addiction, some attend retreats near Seattle to take the first step and admit it. Photo by Kevin P. Casey for the Times.


Chavez Blvd

Chavez Blvd
An attempt to honor Chavez hits a roadblock; It proves difficult to rename a street for the activist. Hostile council meetings in Portland, Ore., end in an impasse.


Strippers

Strippers
At inn that added on, they take it off; Strippers are brought in as a last resort after a town boycotts one man's business over a third-floor expansion.


Boise Study

Boise Study
Vulnerable to terror: NYC, New Orleans and . . . Boise?; Idaho's capital is the only Western city in the top 10 in a recent study. The researchers are surprised too.


Transplant

Transplant
Medical marijuana users are being denied transplants. One of those patients died this month. Photo by Kevin P. Casey for the Times.


Checkpoints

Checkpoints
Ferry security checks roil islanders; The Border Patrol in Washington state says intelligence indicates a problem. Locals decry a 'culture of fear.'


Recycle

Recycle
Seattle looking to dump throwaway bags; It proposes to charge a 20-cent 'green fee' on disposable grocery sacks, and to ban foam food containers.


Panhandlers

Panhandlers
Anti-soliciting laws are a tough sell; Cities fed up with panhandlers outlaw all street sales. Street newspaper advocates aren't buying it.


Theodore R. Kulongoski

Oregon Ethics
Oregon officials quit over ethics rules; About 150 civic leaders, including volunteers, object to new disclosure requirements. Photo is of Oregon Gov. Theodore R. Kulongoski.

United Press International (UPI)

Boris Yeltsin

Yeltsin woos Northwest capitalists
After a two-day summit with President Clinton, Russian President Boris Yeltsin stopped in Seattle and assured investors that Russia is a huge market clamoring for partnerships.

Yeltsin visit to accent Northwest trade
Pacific Northwest business and political leaders point to tremendous trade potential and express high hopes for the first formal visit by a Russian head of state.


Bill Clinton press pass

Clinton boosts Seattle Democrats
President Clinton campaigning for local Democratic candidates.


Windows 95

Finally, Microsoft rolls out Windows 95
Microsoft pulled out all the stops for the launch of Windows 95. The event remains one of their all-time best product introductions.


Microsoft, Dreamworks to collaborate

Microsoft, Dreamworks to collaborate
Hollywood moguls Steven Speilberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen journeyed to Redmond for the start of Bill Gates-backed Dreamworks studio.


Tech Web

Bill Gates

Bill Gates
The late 1990s were fascinating years for Bill Gates and Microsoft Corp. The company was growing exponentially, but antitrust cases began to drag things down. Through it all, Bill Gates remained, well, Bill Gates.


Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt
Before he went to work for Google, Eric Schmidt had another challenge on his hands -- running a network software company called Novell.


Nathan Myhrvold

Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold headed Microsoft Research, one of the most interesting groups at the software company.


Tech Week

Microsoft Embraces Post-Settlement Era
Microsoft executives showcase new offerings and accept plaudits from shareholders following antitrust ruling. The headline sums it up nicely: Microsoft Embraces Post-Settlement Era.

Opinion: Microsoft's Hyper-Connected New World of Work
I wrote a few columns while covering the tech beat. This is one of them about the balance between staying connected and dealing with all the data that connectivity brings.


Network Computing

Rage Against Spyware
The response to this column about spyware was off the charts.


EE|Times

THE TECHWEB SPIN: Kill Your Instant Messenger
Kill Your Instant Messenger: IM started out as a toy for chatty teenagers, then it morphed into a business tool. Maybe it should go back to high school.

Freelance

Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans
The battle lines between Microsoft and Google run through Seattle.


Mobile Mecca

Mobile Mecca
The confluence of software and wireless technology in the Pacific Northwest has put the region in a favorable position as it moves toward an anytime-anywhere mobile computing society.


Mark Anderson

A Window on the Future
A true visionary, an island-dwelling oracle or just a lucky guesser? Mark Anderson has the ear of the technoscenti. Photo by Hayley Young.


Shhh and Thank You

School librarians find a powerful ally
Three moms from Spokane throw the book at politicians who wouldn’t fund libraries.


SNEWS

Social media grows beyond tweets and friends
The article -- Social media grows beyond friends, tweets -- was written for SNEWS, a leading outdoor and fitness industry news source.


Seattle Times

Articles Database
This is a link to the Seattle Times database, which contains my older freelance work for the paper, as well as some syndicated LA Times stories.