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October 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Happy cities: We’re disconnected from each other

The column by Jerry Large “Evangelist on creating a happy city” [Local News, Oct. 20] was eye-opening and made a strong argument for face-to-face interactions being part of a happy city. I have not read Charles Montgomery’s book, “Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design.” Reportedly, one point he makes is that we…

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Comments | More in technology | Topics: Carole Martens, Charles Montgomery, cities

August 3, 2014 at 8:11 AM

The importance of social capital for living a good life

Thanks to columnist Jerry Large for echoing my own feelings in his column ["Why we should all care," Local News, July 30]. Yes, a healthier, more educated community is an advantage to all.  Why then do we create such obstacles to obtaining a better life?  Why is it that decent housing, health care…

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Comments | More in Poverty | Topics: Barbara Caceres, High Point Housing projects, Jerry Large

May 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Favoring like people: Fix daily bias

In a recent column by Jerry Large [“We tend to discriminate by favoring familiar,” Local News, May 21], he discusses the new research that we tend to discriminate the most by simply favoring those who are the most familiar to us, with this negatively affecting already historically disadvantaged groups. This type of racial discrimination…

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Comments | More in Race | Topics: discrimination, Jerry Large, Megan Yeggy

May 16, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Fossil-fuel divestment: Follow UW students’ lead and think about the future

Jerry Large’s column is an inspiration for all of us with means to divest our 401(k)s, pensions, savings, etc., from any company that is a primary producer of fossil fuels and invest more in clean and green energy [“UW students keep pressure on divestment for climate change,” Local News, May 14]. The boomer generation…

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Comments | More in Climate change | Topics: climate change, divestment, fossil fuels

May 2, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Gun rights: Keep Second Amendment, just stop distorting its meaning

Jerry Large is well-intentioned but off the mark [“Common sense calls for repeal of Second Amendment,” Local News, May 1]. The Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms, but explicitly for the purpose of maintaining a “well-regulated militia” — just read the text. It certainly does not allow crazy “guns everywhere” policies…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: gun control, Jerry Large, Michael Perlman

March 16, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Charity: What you can do to help give back

What a wonderful feeling to read a story by Jerry Large about someone sharing good fortune [“Well-paid young Seattle techie prefers giving to riches,” Local News, March 12]. Thanks to Large for telling the story of Jessan Hutchison-Quillan, setting a great example with his giving to make our world a better place. It is possible for any…

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Comments | More in Charity | Topics: Charity, Jerry Large, Jessan Hutchison-Quillan

March 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Rosa Parks statue: a symbol of progress and problems

Discrimination is not the only problem Jerry Large’s column “Her statue a sign of progress, problems” [NWThursday, Feb. 28] simplistically focuses on racial discrimination to explain the generally lower levels of economic achievement by African Americans. Undoubtedly, discrimination against African Americans persists. It is abhorrent to most of us and I think, thankfully, is in decline….

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Comments | More in Race | Topics: African-American community, Jerry Large, Rosa Parks