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Category: Seattle Pacific University shootings
June 10, 2014 at 1:12 PM

SPU shooting: An appreciation of faith

Thank you for a terrific article, “At SPU, grief without despair” [Local News, June 7]. It richly reveals the power of faith and prayer to uphold and affirm life and community amid tragedy and sorrow. The article also reflects an appreciation for Seattle Pacific University’s Christian identity in a way that models coverage for…

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Comments | More in Seattle Pacific University shootings | Topics: christians, Church Council of Greater Seattle, faith

June 9, 2014 at 12:49 PM

SPU shooting: Outlaw gun ownership

So supporters of one interpretation of the Second Amendment believe that we need guns because the Founding Fathers thought we needed to defend ourselves against a tyrannous government ["Join the NRA; The role of state militias," Northwest Voices, June 8]. Wrong. Once again, this time at Seattle Pacific University, we learn that we need…

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Comments | More in Seattle Pacific University shootings | Topics: gun control, gun rights, Michael W. Shurgot

June 6, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Seattle Pacific University shootings: a bit of hope; the need for small clips

A bit of hope After reading about shootings on other campuses, the report of the responses to the Seattle Pacific University shootings is actually a bit comforting [“Student stops campus killer,” Local News, June 5]. The shooter was subdued by a student monitor, using relatively benign pepper spray. Although unaccustomed to fatal violence, the school had…

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Comments | More in Seattle Pacific University shootings | Topics: Ellen Zarter, gun violence, Jr.