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Category: Puget Sound
March 27, 2013 at 6:08 AM

Worker absences leads to four ferry runs being canceled

Transporting taxpayers should take priority So one worker calls in sick and another worker oversleeps and fails to show up. The Washington State Ferry system may be the most inefficient, corrupt, union-dominated jobs program in America [“4 ferry runs canceled due to missing workers,” NWTuesday, March 26]. When will state legislators finally take control of this…

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September 7, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Beck in Mt. Vernon: Should he get the city’s keys?

Beck’s claim of racism not so far-fetched Editor, The Times: According to The Times [“Mt. Vernon not united on mayor’s ‘Beck Day,’ ” News, Sept. 3], there are some who disagree with the mayor of Mount Vernon declaring a Glenn Beck Day and awarding Beck with the keys to the city. Their objection to the recognition and award…

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Comments | More in Media, Politics, Race, Republicans

September 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Glenn Beck Day: Is Mount Vernon recognition support for anchor’s views?

Would mayor invite Hitler, too? Ordinarily when someone does something especially stupid it is best just to ignore them, but The Times’ story [“Mt. Vernon not united on mayor’s ‘Beck Day,’ ” News, Sept. 3] about the mayor of Mount Vernon giving a key to the city to Glenn “I don’t have a clue” Beck is…

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Comments | More in Media, Politics, Race, Republicans

August 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Threatened animals: saving the pika and sharks

In energy bill, include funding to save pika, other species at risk The pika is but one of many animals that may become endangered due to changes brought about by global warming [“High-country icon in peril?” page one, Aug. 21]. Rising temperatures, changing rainfall and disrupted snowfall patterns are also impacting the Northwest’s salmon and native…

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Comments | More in animals, Climate change, Environment, Parks, water

August 26, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Health-care debate: Group Health, accepting change and Nazi argument

Group Health innovative, but maybe not affordable I enjoyed the article about Group Health Cooperative [“Does Group Health hold answers in health-care debate?” page one, Aug. 23] and certainly have been satisfied with the quality of care I’ve received from it during the years when I was working. However, as a model for affordable health-care reform, it…

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Comments | More in Health care, Politics, Reform, Republicans

August 25, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Park closures: Why are green spaces getting the ax?

In shut parks, a lost connection to earth Editor, The Times: A great sadness filled me as I read of the possibility that 39 King County parks may be shut down due to recent economic woes [“39 King County parks may be shut down,” page one, Aug. 18]. Alas, what a devastating picture of national economic and global…

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Comments | More in budget cuts, Economy, Environment, Families, King County, Parks, Politics

August 11, 2009 at 3:32 PM

Public lands: Blanchard Mountain deserves protection

Lands commissioner should stop logging plan We appreciate Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark’s thoughtful commentary on protecting Puget Sound [“We must raise the standards bar to protect Puget Sound,” Opinion, Aug. 10]. But we wonder why he fails to apply the same standard to the last great coastal forest remaining on the shores of Puget Sound. Blanchard Mountain,…

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Comments | More in Environment

August 6, 2009 at 4:00 PM

War on seagulls: Are these birds a nuisance or part of Seattle scene?

Seagulls, like the Needle, a Seattle landmark I wonder what Ivar Haglund, founder of Ivar’s restaurant, would think about the new War on Seagulls [“The war on seagulls,” front page, August 4]. Can’t speak for him, but I’m pretty sure if someone had called Ivar’s Acres of Clams while he was still alive and asked for comments…

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Comments | More in animals, Parks, Pedestrians, Seattle, water

July 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM

It’s hot in Seattle: Does this prove global warming exists?

100-degree summer days will be the future of Seattle Editor, The Times: Professor Clifford Mass neglects climate change in his statement, “One day, your grandchildren will ask you did you really experience the temperatures of July 29, 2009?” What was it like? How did you survive it? I hope my grandchildren ask me those questions. But it…

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Comments | More in Climate change, Environment, Seattle, weather

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