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September 25, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Conservatives make big cuts to food stamps

Corrected version A punch in the gut When I first heard that the House of Representatives narrowly passed legislation to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by $4 billion annually for the next 10 years, I was shocked and saddened. [“House conservatives vote to cut $4B in food stamps,” News, Sept. 20.] A “yes” vote on…


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September 24, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Potential government shutdown

A modest proposal If the House and Senate fail, yet again, to do their job, and the federal government shuts down Oct. 1, I have a proposal. [“Leaders bicker, shutdown looms,” page one, Sept. 21.] As of Oct. 1, every member of the House and Senate, and all of their staff, should cease receiving all pay,…


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March 9, 2013 at 6:00 AM

House hears testimony from biotech-food industry regarding GMOs

Arguments against labeling are lacking Thanks for the coverage of “House panel hears biotech-food testimony,” [NWThursday, March 7]. It must have been hard for Robert Maguire to make his arguments against labeling GMOs with a straight face. First Amendment issues. Really? Less choice in Europe. Really? –Margy Laughlin, Seattle


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February 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Negative response grows as sequester nears

Reliance on federal funding may need to end Monday’s Seattle Times article “Stalemate in D.C. may cost state millions in federal aid” [page one, Feb. 25] predicts a disaster for our state. Hundreds of teacher layoffs, thousands of children losing vaccinations, child care, college help and Head Start. Loss of cancer screening, cuts in health…


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