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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Health
October 20, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Fund local public health to combat all communicable diseases

Not one city in Snohomish County is contributing a dime toward ensuring our public-health system is strong and ready to respond to health situations that impact us all [“Fund Public Health — Seattle & King County, for much more than Ebola response,” Opinion, Oct. 13]. Communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and the emergence of…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: Ebola, public health, Public Health — Seattle & King County

August 27, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Let students sleep in for better education results

More sleep leads to better education The new school year once again revives the controversy over school start times [“Pediatricians’ Rx for school: Later start lets kids sleep,” News, Aug. 25]. Recent articles in The Wall Street Journal and Seattle Times refer to data showing start times earlier than 8:30 a.m. have numerous negative effects…

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Comments | More in Education, Health | Topics: education, health

July 30, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Prop. 1: Support parks to promote healthy lifestyles

Seattle voters will have a great opportunity to provide continued support to our parks ["Proposition 1 enrages, divides Seattle parks supporters," Opinion Northwest, July 24]. Proposition 1 will create a Park District for our city, which is a proven way to deliver stable, sustainable funding for our parks, sports fields, and community centers. Parks…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: Anne McTiernan, health, obesity

July 10, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Hobby Lobby ruling: A strike against gender equality

Chris Charbonneau, in her guest column “Hobby Lobby ruling puts bosses’ values ahead of a woman’s health” [Opinion, July 6], makes excellent points about the discriminatory actions of corporations like Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court’s subsequent endorsement of them. Specifically, Charbonneau points to the backward absurdity of an employer’s (now constitutionally authorized) ability…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: birth control, Chris Charbonneau, contraceptives

July 7, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Hobby Lobby ruling: Employees should just seek employment elsewhere

With our nation’s birthday upon us, I am reminded of the importance of our freedoms. While our constitutional rights and the laws that uphold them are complex, I can’t see the Supreme Court deciding the Hobby Lobby case any other way [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1]. One…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: birth control, contraceptives, Hobby Lobby

July 6, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Hobby Lobby ruling: We’re still fighting over control over women’s bodies

The recent Supreme Court decisions of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and McCullen v. Coakley are awash with hypocrisy [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1]. So, women making private medical decisions aren’t due the same protections from harassment provided by a 35-foot buffer zone that is used at…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: birth control, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Hobby Lobby

July 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Hobby Lobby ruling: Correctly labeled a Taliban-like decision

The editorial board at The Seattle Times nailed it when it labeled the recent Supreme Court decision a “Taliban” decision [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1]. The Supreme Court has ruled that members of a particular religious sect have the right to dictate their employees under their direct…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: birth control, contraceptives, Hobby Lobby

July 4, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Hobby Lobby ruling: How to ensure corporations beliefs are deeply held?

How is the government going to ascertain that the closely held corporations’ religious beliefs are “deeply held” and not just a scam to get out of paying for their employees’ insurance? [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1]. Will a report card, church-attendance records and donation tallies from…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: brith control, contraceptives, Hobby Lobby

July 3, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Contraception ruling: The church and the state don’t mix

The recent Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case should have all Americans concerned [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1]. It further erodes the separation between church and state that serves as the foundation of our government. The Founding Fathers were students of history and knew the…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: contraceptives, Hobby Lobby, Sean Smith

July 3, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Hobby Lobby decision a step closer to establishing Christian church as official U.S. religion

Before the movie “Mary Poppins” came out the longest word in the English language was supposedly “antidisestablishmentarianism.” The word was coined in the middle of a heated political fight in Britain over the “established church,” namely the Church of England (frequently referred to outside of the U.K. as the Anglican Church). Not surprisingly, a lot of people…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: Christianity, conservatives, Hobby Lobby

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