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May 21, 2014 at 6:24 AM

What are the benefits of corporate tax breaks?

As usual, the business community, Times included, is always quick to point out the benefits to our economy when we extend tax breaks to new business, unless said business happens to be a competitor, of course [“Extend data-center tax break,” Opinion, May 18]. Left unsaid is the fact that tax income forgiven to one is…

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Comments | More in Taxes | Topics: business, corporate tax breaks, Don Curtis

September 25, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Starbucks amends gun policy

Take a stand Howard Schultz needs to take a stand one way or the other. [“Starbucks’ gun policy: Please don’t bring them,” page one, Sept. 19.] You can’t please everyone. Schultz needs to decide: Are guns in or out at his stores? Starbucks is a gathering place for many families and friends, many with children. Would he…

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Comments | More in Business, Gun control, Politics, Seattle | Topics: business, guns, policy

September 11, 2013 at 6:26 AM

Women engineers seek a sense of belonging

Professional woman can relate I was heartened to read in Dianne Chong’s opinion piece that she can “appreciate the relevance” of outward appearance for professional women. [“Guest column: The most common question from young women engineers? What to wear,” Opinion, Sept. 8.] The way “fitting in” and “belonging” are presented by young women can easily…

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Comments | More in Business | Topics: business, engineers, gender

August 29, 2013 at 7:02 PM

The consequences of raising the minimum wage

Column needs more data Bruce Ramsey recently wrote about the economic consequences of raising the minimum wage. ["Column: What are the costs of raising the minimum wage?", Opinion, Aug. 28.] Who does he talk to about the consequences of raising the minimum wage? Business managers. They are, of course, opposed — it looks like a cost…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: business, economy, labor

August 28, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Seattle businesses go gun-free

Serious situation The letter to the editor from Ian King is silly. [“Northwest Voices: Cutlery ban?” Opinion, Aug. 26.] Cutlery is only dangerous at very close range, while guns can be used from a distance. Drive-by shootings and bank robberies use guns. I have not heard of a drive-by cutlery robbery. King does not seem to appreciate…

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Comments | More in Politics, Public safety, Seattle | Topics: business, gun free, guns

August 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Increasing the minimum wage

Perspective over time I would like to provide some perspective in the discussion regarding the minimum-wage issue. [“SeaTac’s $15 wage initiative draws big money, attention,” NW Friday, Aug. 23.] In 1966, I was released from military service and started my career as an architect in training, in Norfolk, Va. I was paid $3 per hour. I…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: business, cost of living, employees

August 27, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Seattle businesses go gun-free

The power of the purse I congratulate Mayor Mike McGinn for the idea of gun-free business in Seattle. [“Business ‘gun free’ program launches,” page one, Aug. 19.] I personally will limit my shopping to those businesses to the greatest degree possible. Fortunately, most of us know the difference between voluntary compliance and a ban on guns. The…

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Comments | More in Politics, Public safety, Seattle | Topics: business, gun free, guns

August 21, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Mayor encourages Seattle businesses to go gun-free

Silly and self-serving In these very pages, I read with horror the news accounts of people being stabbed, in some instances fatally. Oh, what can we do, what can we do? [“Business ‘gun free’ program launches,” page one, Aug. 19.] I call upon all restaurants, pubs and other establishments serving non-finger-food to join a voluntary ban…

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Comments | More in Politics, Public safety, Seattle | Topics: business, gun free, guns

August 21, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Mayor unveils gun-free program in Seattle businesses

Mayor should be out Mayor Mike McGinn wants to make Seattle a gun-free zone. [“Business ‘gun free’ program launches,” page one, Aug. 19.] Instead, Seattle should be a McGinn-free zone. Mike Smyth, Bellevue Unintended consequences More unintended consequences from Mayor Mike McGinn. “Gun-free zones” are intended to prevent crime. Instead, they encourage crime by disarming law-abiding citizens. They do nothing…

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Comments | More in Gun control, Public safety, Seattle | Topics: business, gun free, guns

August 20, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Amazon plans to accommodate bicycles

Superb example for Seattle businesses In my July 14 op-ed piece in The Seattle Times, “Building a Bicycle Renaissance in Seattle,” I specifically called on Seattle’s business community to support improvements in cycling conditions as evidence of their commitment to environmental sustainability, public health and the economic future of Seattle. Thus, I was pleased to read…

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Comments | More in Business, Environment, Seattle, Transportation | Topics: amazon, bicycling, bikes

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