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January 22, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Taxes and utilities can cause rent increases

Danny Westneat’s column and any article for the last two years about rent increases in the city of Seattle have all forgotten to mention several reasons for the rent increases [“Even some landlords shocked by rent hikes,” Local News, Jan. 16]. All utilities have gone up as well as power, such as gas and…

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Comments | More in Housing | Topics: Danny Westneat, Linda L. Jacobin, property tax

January 16, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Free community college would stratify educational attainment

I fear Danny Westneat’s enthusiasm for President Obama’s free college proposal [“Ahead of the curve on the free college idea,” Local News, Jan. 9] is a bit misplaced. As he admits, it certainly sounds too good to be true. While the calculations of Sara Goldrick-Rab and others are technically accurate, they exclude considerations of…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Brett Bertucio, community college, Danny Westneat

November 14, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Seattle police: Fix trust issues between leadership and officers

Danny Westneat and The Times in general haven’t been acknowledging the elephant in the room [“My brazen car prowlers turn out to be state’s ‘Most Wanted’,” Local News, Nov. 7]. Seattle police officers who want to keep their jobs are averse to busting low-level criminals because the cops don’t believe their leaders (and the…

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Comments | More in Seattle Police Department | Topics: Danny Westneat, department of justice, Phillip Johnson

November 5, 2014 at 6:13 AM

Property crime: Praise for causing a review of police policy

I perused with interest the report on Danny Westneat’s car prowl [“Police allow car break-ins to become a Seattle growth industry,” Local News, Oct. 31]. It was well done to take an unpleasant incident, and turn it into an informative piece. On Tuesday, I read that the new police chief has ordered an internal…

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Comments | More in Seattle Police Department | Topics: Danny Westneat, Kathleen O’Toole, property crime

October 29, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Marysville school shooting: When will we take action?

I wish to comment on Danny Westneat’s column “We can do more than grieve and move on” [Local News, Oct. 25]. I want to thank him for writing that column and trying to insert some facts into the debate. Our politicians will cry crocodile tears over this shooting carnage and make tearful, mild protest of this violence…

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Comments | More in Marysville-Pilchuck High School school shootings | Topics: Danny Westneat, gun control, Marysville-Pilchuck High School

October 15, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Streetcars: Too expensive and permanent compared to buses

Thanks to columnist Danny Westneat to at least whisper the truth about streetcars, and the $56.4 million needed for construction of the South Lake Union line [“Streetcar ridership, revenue still off track,” Local News, Oct. 10]. It takes years and millions of dollars to make just a short line like this. As far as…

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Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: buses, Damon Darley, Danny Westneat

October 8, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Gun control: I-594 needed to provide moral guidance

In Danny Westneat’s column “Checking gun sales a tough sell” [Local News, Oct. 7], a couple legally sells two assault-style rifles to a person they felt had a questionable background on two separate occasions. The wife then states “…we didn’t do anything wrong.” In a legal sense, I suppose not. But what about ethically?…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: Danny Westneat, gun control, initiative 594

September 24, 2014 at 4:35 PM

To tackle poverty, it needs to be understood better

Danny Westneat’s column points to a better way to talk about poverty: taking the distribution of wealth and income into account [“Surrounded by a feeling of poverty amid signs of prosperity,” Local News, Sept. 23]. His quotation of statistics on the percentage of Washington residents living below the poverty line is a better way…

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Comments | More in Poverty | Topics: Danny Westneat, poverty, Reuel Robertson

September 23, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Domestic violence: A bigger problem beyond the NFL

I thought Danny Westneat’s column “We are worse than NFL as far as domestic violence goes,” [Local News, Sept. 19] was spot on. Can you imagine if we had more than 3,500 serious domestic violence incidents in Seattle last year, how many there were in this state or country.? While I certainly don’t condone…

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Comments | More in Domestic violence | Topics: Danny Westneat, domestic violence, NFL

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