Aaron Nettles seals big win for Seattle Prep boys

TACOMA — Senior Jack Stewart had just fouled out of what could have been his final game at Seattle Prep. Riddled with foul trouble throughout the Class 3A regional matchup against Lincoln of Tacoma, Stewart finally was disqualified after being whistled for an infraction nearly 30 feet from the basket. Without its senior leader and […]

Do a dance to the snow god, bring back winter

THE annual Chilly Hilly bike ride around Bainbridge Island last weekend was guilty of false advertisement. It was hilly, yes, but the warm winter sun left riders, including me, pulling off gloves and leggings. Sweat in February is supposed to be reserved for the post-ride sauna, not the first few miles. This so-called winter in […]

Greece has done the rest of Europe a favor

Last week, after much drama, the new Greek government reached a deal with its creditors. Earlier this week, the Greeks filled in some details on how they intend to meet the terms. So how did it go? Well, if you were to believe many of the news reports and opinion pieces of the past few […]

Best tax services of 2015 | Review

The dreaded tax season is upon us. Since Jan. 20, the IRS has been accepting 2014 tax filings. Tax time is arguably one of the most stressful times of the year, with nearly 150 million people collecting tax documents, organizing paperwork and trying to make sense of more than 70,000 pages of complex tax codes. […]

Where to turn for free help

Some tax-software companies are offering free returns for individuals with simple tax situations — likely the case for many 20-somethings — as long as you file early. You may also want to get a jump-start if you bought exchange-based health insurance in 2014 and received financial help with your monthly premiums. Based on your return, […]