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September 10, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Public safety in downtown Seattle

Learn from it, and fix it Yes. Fix it! [“Editorial: Downtown Seattle feels unsafe. Fix it,” Opinion, Sept. 8.] But first, write about it so that the voters of the city and the state actually see what has been wrought since President Reagan claimed that we would provide better care to those confined in mental institutions…


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September 2, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Caring for the disabled in Washington

Nice idea, in theory A recent Seattle Times editorial called for the closure of state-run residential habilitation centers (RHCs) for people living with developmental disabilities. [“Editorial: Reset inequity for state’s most vulnerable,” Opinion, Aug. 25.] The resulting cost savings would then be directed toward reducing the number of eligible people on waiting lists for needed services. On…


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August 28, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Federal Way girl wants to classify pygmy goats as pets

Be a good neighbor We live in a major metropolitan area, and I am always puzzled by folks who want to pretend they live on a farm. [“Just your average household pet?” page one, Aug. 26.] It’s one thing to grow a few vegetables, although the proliferation of abandoned parking strip planters seems to denote the…


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August 28, 2013 at 7:22 AM

The end is near for Nickelsville

Bulldozing encampment is inhumane Nickelsville is counting the days to Sept. 1, the date set by the Seattle City Council for evicting residents from their encampment of over two years. This threatens to be “not a good photo op” for the city, as Councilmember Nick Licata put it, but it will be more than that: If Nickelsville…


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