Among the many reviews of the year nearly past, we'll recommend one out today - Washington-focused, with national components too - from the entertaining Tacoma News Tribune columnist Peter Callaghan.
In, as he says, 607 words. Sample, from around springtime: "State bans cell phones when driving, sort of. Democrats use 'Sopranos' music in video critical of Rossi; Italian Americans protest. Pollster says 25 percent of state voters don’t know that GOP means Republican. Sonics allowed to move to Oklahoma City where fans rejoice, until they see them play."