It's time again for the Opinion section's readers' headlines contest.

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The midterm election is over, President Donald Trump is halfway through his term and the state of Washington has largely fixed its school-funding crisis.


So what big stories might we see in 2019? What will come of the Mueller investigation? Will Gov. Jay Inslee announce a campaign for president, or resolve the state’s mental-health services crisis? What’s next for Kshama Sawant, Mike O’Brien and most of the Seattle City Council up for re-election? Where will Boeing build its next jetliner and who will buy the Seahawks?

Submit headlines you’d like to see in The Seattle Times in the coming year — wishful, candid or silly — for our annual headline contest. Please include your full name, address and telephone number for verification. Only your name and city of residence will be published should you win. On New Year’s Day the Opinion section will publish your best suggestions, along with a few headlines that our staff would like to see in 2019.

The best three headlines as judged by our staff will win Seattle Times swag and Starbucks gift cards. Submit up to two headlines online by Dec. 17 via email to, with the subject “2019 Headline Contest.”