By the Herald editorial staff
It's time for the biggest stories of the year to be featured on television and radio and in newspapers.
The Herald news and editorial staff has always pitched in with fervor in suggesting and then ranking the news stories as we see them.
The editorial board contributes to the newsroom effort and our individual recommendations have no more -- and no less -- weight than that of any other reporter, editor or intern on the staff.
Very democratic is the system.
But don't blame what follows on the news department. It's merely a compilation of headlines that members of the editorial board think are the LEAST likely to appear in next year's papers.
They are in no particular order and some conflict with each other. Here they are:
Nordstrom's opening on Kennewick Ave.
TEA Party unites with ACORN
Bipartisan spirit eases state budget crisis
WSU taps Laurel Piippo for advisory post
U.S. court says dams must stay
Falling Franklin crime rate ends jail problem
Seattle fits Space Needle for wind turbine
DOE meets all Hanford deadlines
Sen. Reid cuts the ribbon
for Yucca Mountain opening
TCH subscriptions exceed New York Times
DOE develops a sense of humor
Obama says nuclear energy 'the answer'
Poll: People as important as dogs
Benton commissioners form jazz trio
Ancient bones found at site
of new county seat in Kennewick
Gregoire opposes strengthening math
standards; fears another ballot recount
Literate readers discover
editorial board can't schpell
Blue bridge roundabout bulldozed
Osama bin Laden caught
by Afghan women; neutered
Surprising Seahawks win Super Bowl
TV talking heads fired;
going back to reporting
Taylor Swift draws 65,000
at Benton-Franklin Fair
Amtrak brings new service to Pasco
Obama to host Badger Club
at White House roast
Herald wins Pulitzer for 2010 predictions