Some Decembers have been too busy for the traditional “Year In Review,” but we’re bringing it back for 2011, in installments that will roll out, topic by topic, between now and, well, the end of the year (11:59 pm Saturday), at least one per day. Today, we’re beginning the rollout with a site-specific topic – most-commented stories of the year. (Obviously, with five and a half days to go, there’s always a chance this list – and/or any other one published before Saturday night – will have to be updated …) A few of these stories will of course also appear in our subsequent 2011-in-review roundups later this week. Here goes:
#10 – 125 COMMENTS
West Seattle traffic: ‘Worst morning in 5 years’ – but why? (May 11)
#9 – 126 COMMENTS
Close Junction streets for trick-or-treating? Mom’s campaign (November 6)
#8 – 127 COMMENTS
Zippy’s Giant Burgers moving from Highland Park to White Center (February 3)
#7 – 136 COMMENTS
West Seattle speeders: SPD stops a 42 mph bicyclist (July 27)
#6 – 137 COMMENTS
West Seattle traffic: 1st morning of Viaduct-closure workweek (October 24)
#5 – 139 COMMENTS
Update: Amanda Knox back in Seattle, thanks supporters (October 4)
#4 – 155 COMMENTS
West Seattle front-lawn fire truck’s owner ordered to remove it (February 9)
#3 – 160 COMMENTS
Seacrest Boathouse contract-controversy followup: Marination revealed as ‘new operator,’ and more (December 5)
#2 – 161 COMMENTS
Police nab alleged 55 mph driver on Admiral Way – and more (February 3)
#1 – 180 COMMENTS
Bicycle commuter: ‘Never in my life has any other human being so directly and purposefully threatened my life’ (September 21)
POSTSCRIPT: In case you’re wondering … the WSB most-comments record, so far, is held by the 11/22/10 afternoon/evening snow report, with 568 comments, most of them helpful information on road/bridge/bus conditions! Thanks SO much for your ongoing collaboration – not just in comments, but also via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone and text (206-293-6302), Facebook (facebook.com/westseattleblog), Twitter (twitter.com/westseattleblog), and the WSB Forums (click the top-right tab) … More 2011-in-review installments to come!
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