Washington State Magazine

Winter 2010 cover

Winter 2010

In This Issue...


Civility in Politics and Campaigns :: Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed '63, '68 is recognized by his smile and civility as well as his nonpartisan statesmanship. Fortunately, he is not entirely alone. by Larry Clark

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed's Office Photographs by Robert Hubner }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Story: Opinions: Sam Reed and Sam Hunt in the 1966 Daily Evergreen }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: Washington's First Women in Government An exhibit from the Washington State Heritage Center in the Secretary of State's office }

First We Eat :: She studies appetite. He studies satiation. Together, Sue and Bob Ritter have plumbed the mysteries of what happens when we eat. by Eric Sorensen

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: WSU appetite specialists Bob and Sue Ritter at the Black Cypress restaurant Photographs by Zach Mazur '06 }

Where Land and Water Meet :: For Todd Mitchell '97, the purchase of Kiket Island near Deception Pass meant the return of a cultural resource to his people. For the other myriad residents of the Puget Sound area, it is another decisive step toward restoring a priceless resource. by Hannelore Sudermann

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: Kiket Island Photographs by Ingrid Barrentine }


Understanding the "Civility Crisis" :: There is a reason why rude and loutish political talk shows dominate the airwaves—they attract huge audience ratings and advertising dollars. But is rude behavior good for democracy? by Cornell Clayton


{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Video: WSU arboretum and wildlife conservation center groundbreaking ceremony }


:: FIRST WORDS: Common cause


:: SHORT SUBJECT: A new land

:: SPORTS: Living for a cure

:: IN SEASON: Chickpeas

:: LAST WORDS: Betty and Peggy Lee in 1936

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Video: Chickpea research at WSU }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Recipes: Chickpea recipes from Chef Mike Hayton '91 at Pullman's Paradise Creek Brewery, editor Tim Steury, and assistant editor Larry Clark }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: Mount St. Helens: A new land Photographs by Bill Wagner }


Cover illustration: State Rep. Sam Hunt '67, Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed '63, '68, and State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette '68 by Joe Ciardiello

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Story: About the cover: Civility in Politics by Joe Ciardiello }

Winter 2010
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About the cover:
Civility in Politics by Joe Ciardiello

by John Paxson | © Washington State University

Winter 2010 cover

Avid readers of the New York Times Book Review will undoubtedly recognize the illustration style on the Washington State Magazine Winter 2010/11 issue cover is that of Joe Ciardiello. “Civility in Politics” depicts three prominent WSU alumni at the Washington state capital: State Representative Sam Hunt ’67 (left), Secretary of State Sam Reed ’63, ’68 (middle), and State Senator Linda Evans Parlette ’68 (right).

Representative Hunt represents the 22nd District which includes Olympia and surrounding areas. He is chair of the State Government and Tribal Affairs Committee, serves on the Education Committee and the Ways and Means Committee, and was floor leader for the House Democratic Caucus. He received his degree and teaching certificate from Washington State University, and took post-graduate studies at WSU.

Secretary Reed is Washington’s fourteenth Secretary of State. He advocated for, and oversaw the introduction of, Washington’s nonpartisan blanket primary voting system for statewide and state legislative district elections. He was elected to the office of Secretary of State in 2000 after serving as Thurston County auditor. Reed received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social studies and political science, respectively, from WSU.

Senator Parlette represents Washington’s 12th Legislative District which includes Chelan, Douglas, and parts of Grant and Okanogan counties. She sits on the Health and Long-Term Care, Financial Institutions, Housing and Insurance, Ways and Means, and Rules committees, and is caucus leader for the Senate Republicans. She received her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (with honors) from WSU.

About the artist:

Joe Ciardiello was born on Staten Island, New York. He is a graduate of the High School of Art & Design and earned his BFA from Parsons The New School School for Design. Over his 35-plus-year career he has worked for many major magazines and newspapers as well as for corporate and advertising clients, book publishers, and record companies.

Besides his portraits of authors which appear regularly in the New York Times Book Review, other publishing clients include: The Atlantic Monthly, New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, TIME, and The New York Times. He has been awarded several medals from the Society of Illustrators in NYC.

Joe also plays the drums regularly with a blues trio and an all-illustrator jazz group. He lives in western New Jersey.

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