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August 12, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Living wage uprising and organizing in Seattle

Increasing wage alone will not lead to wealth If minimum wage were increased to $15 an hour, people currently earning minimum wage and working full-time would take home more than $200 extra each week. [“Guest column: Seattle leads the chorus for a living wage,” Opinion, Aug. 11.] It is widely recognized that the most common way…


Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: investment, living wage, Minimum Wage

July 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Investing in early learning

Investment must be protected A recent piece in The Times cited valid reasons for investing in early learning, such as long-term success in school, including a better likelihood of going on to higher education. [“Guest column: Early learning is a crime-fighter,” Opinion, July 17.] The column also highlighted research demonstrating how quality early learning can, in fact,…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: education, investment, policy

July 19, 2013 at 6:25 AM

King County’s bond fund investments

Let taxpayers make their own investments Bruce Ramsey’s column about the county’s recent loss of $38 million IOUs from two European “structured investment vehicles” containing “dodgy American mortgages” made by the King County Bond fund raises several questions. [“King County’s Bronx cheer for Wall Street’s bond raters,” Opinion, July 17.] Why can’t the county reveal what…


Comments | Topics: bond, county, fund