Leaving Leaves Be

The close of the growing season is one of the most beautiful times of year in the northwest. The sun typically sticks around for a while even as daytime air temperatures are cooling, resulting in foggy mornings and dewy spider webs. As day length decreases, deciduous...

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Goodbye, Summer And Hello, Fall

Dear Summer, Why is it that we have this short romance every July and August? We have such a great time together and yet you always disappear for ten months out of the year. You once said, “It’s not you, it’s me.” I’m still having a hard time making sense of that...

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Video Surveillance And Community Associations

Video surveillance is proliferating throughout the nation. As the effectiveness and acceptance of this technology increases, so does its application, including widespread use by condominium and homeowner associations. To minimize controversy and maximize results, an...

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Thou Shalt Provide A Budget Summary

Understanding and Applying RCW 64.34.308(4) It is a common refrain among those who live in or work with condominium associations that the annual budgeting process consists of two parts accounting and one part voodoo. To avoid an imbalance in the recipe, it is...

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