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January 18, 2015 at 12:08 PM

Native residents: We’re a bunch of relocated misfits

I cheered when I read Ron Judd’s column about the Northwest character, especially the part about liking the rain and getting quickly tired of warm summer days [“If you weren’t born in Seattle or the Northwest, you’ll never be one of us” [Pacific Northwest magazine, Jan. 9]. But I do think he missed…


Comments | More in Seattle | Topics: Joanne Daniels, natives, northwest

March 24, 2014 at 6:13 AM

Seattle limits rideshare service

Some additional suggestions Kudos to Seattle City Council members for their tough vote capping each rideshare service at 150 drivers [“Council limits number of rideshare drivers,” page one, March 18]. Now, let’s see if they have similar spine for capping the number of drug deals going on at any one time at Steinbrueck Park at 150.  Or…


Comments | More in Seattle, Transportation

March 18, 2014 at 7:01 PM

KOMO copter crash claims two lives

Dangerous flights Helicopters are inherently unstable and tricky aircraft to fly and maintain. The crash of the KOMO aircraft [“Two victims identified in KOMO-TV news helicopter crash near Space Needle,”, March 18] was tragic but all too predictable. Why do we need daily noisy, fuel-guzzling and dangerous flights over the city to get yet another harbor…


Comments | More in aviation, Media, Seattle, Television, Transportation

December 22, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Sign language chorus interpreter integral to Seattle Men’s Chorus

Well, one surmises one could print all of the lyrics to all of the songs sung by Seattle Men’s Chorus, but really there is no substitute for my friend Kevin Gallagher’s interpretive, inimitable signage [“Critics say chorus interpreter is inaccurate, seek his removal,” NWThursday, dec. 29].

At times there is so much action on stage that you can either watch the chorus or the Signer — and at times Kevin is the cynosure to whom all eyes are drawn. When SMC sings the “Hallelujah Chorus,” is Kevin supposed to spell out “hallelujah” every time it’s sung? Should his fingers fall off to satisfy the purists?


Comments | More in Seattle | Topics: Kevin Gallagher, Seattle Men’s Chorus

December 2, 2013 at 7:15 AM

State support is crucial to fund nonprofits

Bravo to King County, Seattle and The Seattle Times

Recent articles about funding cuts in nonprofits reveal again how federal help continues to diminish [“Childhaven’s financial future uncertain,” NWMonday, Nov. 25].

Our country has expended enormous resources on its foreign policy, going all the way back to the Cold War and Vietnam. The result is that it will soon be unable to take care of its own people.


Comments | More in Seattle | Topics: nonprofit organizations, Seattle

November 15, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Nov. 13, a historic day for Seattle

It is worth knowing when our beautiful city got its start as well as its correct location. Many believe that it took place on or near Coleman Dock which is now the Bremerton/Bainbridge Ferry Terminal in downtown Seattle. This of course is not accurate. The actual location of our city’s beginning is near Alki Point, not very…


Comments | More in Seattle | Topics: Seattle

October 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM

West Seattle happily unhip

Rich history and location Thanks to The Seattle Times for its article [“Happily unhip West Seattle attracts a new crowd,” NWSunday, Sept. 29.] West Seattle is a place apart due to its history and geography. Perhaps peninsulas, like islands, are special geographies of and for the soul. They satisfy not only its need for beauty, but also…


Comments | More in Seattle | Topics: NWSunday, The Seattle Times, west seattle

September 27, 2013 at 6:28 AM

Less than half of Seattle commuters drive alone to work

City needs mass-transit system The recent article on cars apparently deals with only Seattle proper, ignoring the huge amount of daily auto traffic to and from the surrounding cities. [“Cars losing grip on Seattle,” page one, Sept. 25.] The terrible traffic conditions in Seattle are not caused by people who live and work here. Of note, also,…


Comments | More in Automobile industry, Seattle, Traffic congestion, Transportation | Topics: mass-transit, Seattle, Seattle traffic

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