Happy new year.
Instead of resolutions for the new year, we asked readers to engage in some wishful thinking for 2016 and send us headlines they would like to see. The Seattle Times editorial board also came up with the headlines we would like to see.
We received almost 300 entries. Perhaps the most popular theme was the excellent achievements of our region’s professional and college sports teams. Several had the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl. One even proposed the Seahawks will take the field for the Mariners and win the World Series.
Our criterion for the three winning headlines was cleverness, not so much content.
Most Read Opinion Stories
- Thank you, Gov. Inslee, but it's time to let others govern | Editorial
- My fellow Americans, you should visit Cuba | Op-Ed
- Protect salmon-rich Bristol Bay from mining threat | Editorial
- A dignified exit for Gov. Inslee and a win for the planet | Horsey cartoon
- The art of the absurd deal | Horsey cartoon
We congratulate our winners — first place: Mark Cutshall from Shoreline; second place: Kathleen Pugh from Seattle; and third place: Janelle Guthrie from Tumwater. All will receive great Seattle Times gifts.
New Ivar Haglund Waterfront Tunnel steams to completion; cost: $1B clams
— Mark Cutshall, Shoreline
Research breakthrough at UW brings end to cancer
— Janelle Guthrie, Tumwater
Sweet revenge! Seahawks destroy Patriots in Super Bowl 50
— Mike Sandwick, Auburn
Congestion solved? Voters approve complete rail network with Sound Transit 3
— Jonathan Hopkins, Seattle
Bicycle lanes ruled unconstitutional, vehicle traffic eases
— Robert Davis, Stanwood
State Supreme Court shoots down NRA challenge to firearm registration
— David Vandegrift, Kenmore
Death knell rings for death penalty
— Kathleen Pugh, Seattle
No-car zones established throughout Seattle
— Hariana Chilstrom, Seattle
Seattle most affordable city in the U.S.
— Kim Donovan, Seattle
Voter turnout tops 92% — we all win
— Jo Williams, DuPont
All 2015 orca calves surviving
— Ginny Bear, Seattle
Big Bertha project finally put out of its misery
— Lucy Brown, Seattle
Region rallies to eradicate homelessness
— Bill Baca, Monroe
Skiers in seventh heaven after best season in a generation
— Chris Darrah, Fairbanks, Alaska