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July 18, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Women’s self-defense

Compassion, intuition important skills Martial artist and executive director Melinda Johnson is organizing a group of trained instructors to offer free self-defense classes through the Fight the Fear Campaign. [Photo illustration by Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times.] The Seattle Times recently featured a great women’s self-defense piece in the Pacific NW Magazine. Although the article highlighted an…


Comments | Topics: compassion, crime, defense

July 12, 2013 at 7:46 AM

The trial of George Zimmerman

Trayvon Martin’s position may prove his innocence Defendant George Zimmerman arrives for his murder trial in Semimole circuit court July 10, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Judge Debra Nelson has ruled that the jury can also consider a manslaughter charge along with the second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. [Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images.] The…


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July 10, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Defense-worker furloughs

Furlough is political and pointless I’m stumped as to why our president, who campaigned on being a champion for the middle class, has decided to furlough middle-class defense workers for one day a week. [“A day without pay ahead for Pentagon workers,”, July 5.] It’s not due to budget reductions from sequestration. At Naval Undersea…


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