RAVE to WSDOT’s handling of the Aurora Bridge repair. Lead engineer Ed Kane and the whole crew should be commended. The problem was well explained to the public, and the repairs were completed under schedule, in less than a week! Thanks for taking good care of the old beauty.

RANT AND RAVE RANT to the DIY or HGTV program that convinced you that painting beautiful, 19th century bricks on a house was a decorating success and not the act of vandalism it really is. Because getting ugly, glaring white paint off 128-year-old bricks is nearly impossible, your supreme bad taste has ruined something that was not only lovely, but unique. Rave to homeowners who preserve or restore what is worth saving.