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March 20, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Vehicle owners: say no to proposed service fee

A bill heading to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk will add a new service fee to all vehicle registrations beginning next year.  [Tuesday Memo: Firefighter’s side of story … Wolf shot … Ferry fee on car tabs,” seattletimes.com, March 18]. All of these fees amount to nothing more than a tax on every citizen in Washington state who owns a vehicle.

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February 3, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Metro: Why buses are superior to cars

Letter writer Steve Drake says we should raise the cost of bus fare, or increase the direct-user fee [“Quit subsidizing Metro,” Northwest Voices, Jan. 21]. If we make an assumption that Drake drives a car to get around, I would like to mention a few things to him and people who support his idea. A loaded…

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Comments | More in Metro | Topics: bus, cars, Charles Bell

August 16, 2013 at 6:23 AM

Saving lives with courtesy, caution

Pedestrians must be more careful We teach our children by the time they are 3 that, when crossing the street, they must look both ways, twice, then cross briskly. [“Could more courtesy save a life?”, NW Monday, Aug. 5.] Yet there are 500 pedestrian-involved collisions each year in Seattle. Could somebody explain to me the mentality of…

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