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September 24, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers

Share the wealth The recently published “no” argument in minimum-wage debate is baffling. [“Should fast-food chains pay a ‘living wage’?”, Opinion, Sept. 21.] The writer references medieval doctors bleeding people and wages of Mexican workers, considers a tiny island in the Pacific equivalent to the U.S. economy, and suggests that the economic role of minimum-wage jobs is…

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September 19, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Low-income families suffer from diaper shortage

Use cloth diapers Nuts! For little more than the cost of a box of the disposable ones, a family could buy a dozen cloth diapers that would last through the child’s entire toilet training period. [“Lack of diapers creates problems for families,” News, Sept. 16.] We raised seven happy, healthy kids in Seattle without ever using…

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September 17, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Low-income families suffer from diaper shortages

Use cloth My heart is aching for those people who don’t have diapers for their little ones. [“Lack of diapers creates problems for families,” News, Sept. 16.] I know it is problematic to not be able to change babies’ diapers. But tell me this. Has anyone ever heard of cloth diapers that you use, wash…

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June 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Women move into wage-earning positions

Couples need options for working less hours Our society has changed from most women being homemakers, to most women being wage-earners outside the home. Children and marriages have suffered through this transition. It’s time we make the next transition, with parents sharing the homemaking and wage-earning to best benefit the children and marriage. The only way we can…

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