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July 28, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Maybe women just might not be interested STEM education

Why aren’t more women choosing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers? ["State needs to do more to get girls interested in STEM learning," Opinion, July 25]. Schools, the media and society are all promoting STEM for students, including girls. Even the workplace is friendly and accommodating with supportive policies, environments and good wages. And…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: education, engineering, mathematics

July 28, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Court secrecy: Privacy rights best determined by the Legislature

The Seattle Times provided a good discussion regarding the litigants in state court proceedings who seek to keep their identities from public disclosure [“Open-court issues in the spotlight with state Supreme Court ruling,” Opinion, July 27].  As The Times noted, the state Supreme Court arrived at the correct decision regarding the Burien tenants…

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Comments | More in courts | Topics: court secrecy, David Voyles, Legislature

July 28, 2014 at 7:04 AM

President’s visit: An idea on how to ease traffic in the future

As I was waiting for traffic to clear during the president’s visit, I came upon the idea of using the Museum of Flight as a venue for solving the financial crisis of fundraisers for candidates in the Northwest ["Obama visits Seattle for two fundraisers," Local News, July 22]. Our museum is a flamboyant display…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: fundraisers, Mark Wilson, Museum of Flight

July 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM

State’s fires: Encouraging to see workers’ efforts

The Seattle Times’ story about the courageous people who lost everything in the wildfires moved me to tears [“Laborers lost a lot to fast-moving wildfire, now work to rebuild lives,” Local News, July 23]. It is amazing that some workers stayed behind as the inferno approached to rescue farm equipment that was not even…

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Comments | More in Wildfire | Topics: Anne Trench, forest fires, immigration

July 27, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Government dysfunction: The power of pledges

Our words and our promises matter. That’s why the Independent Women’s Voice created the Repeal Pledge, for repeal of the president’s health law. Recently, columnist Danny Westneat wrote that pledges make Washington, D.C., “dysfunctional” [“No new taxes’ means no new anything in D.C.” Local News, July 15] But pledges like ours are not responsible…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: Danny Westneat, Hadley Heath Manning, Independent Women’s Voice

July 26, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Boeing should end aloof management practices

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney states that he will not retire when he turns 65 next month, even though it is Boeing company policy [“Boeing profit rises, but tanker program worries analysts,” Business/Technology, July 23]. He then goes on to state that, “The heart will still be beating, the employees will still be cowering, I’ll…

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Comments | More in Boeing | Topics: Boeing, CEO Jim McNerney, James J. Farrell

July 25, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Seattle Prop. 1: District would create unbridled board without accountability

I would like to voice my opinion on the proposed Seattle Park District [“Seattle’s Proposition 1 is not the last resort for parks,” Opinion, July 22]. In my opinion, this is a very bad idea that the voters should reject. I support and use Seattle parks, and I agree that they need help and…

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Comments | More in Parks | Topics: parks, Seattle City Council, Seattle Park District

July 25, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Children crossing the border: Show some compassion

My deep gratitude for The Seattle Times’ excellent coverage of the heartbreaking events happening along our southern border, where children are fleeing El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala due to horrific violence and suffering at the hands of powerful drug cartels supplying users in the U.S. with illegal drugs [“269 children from border surge taken in by Northwest states,” Local News, July…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: illegal immigration, immigrant children, Jacqueline Leksen

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