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January 8, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Keystone XL pipeline: More than an issue of job creation

When state Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, spoke on the UW Seattle campus last winter, he told the audience that in order to get attention, an issue had to be framed in the context of job creation. Such is the unfortunate state of our political discourse, and this tactic is being used in the debate over…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Brendan Philip, economy, environment

September 16, 2014 at 7:05 AM

College: Requiring liberal arts education is counterproductive for some students

Whether the aim of higher education is to provide vocational skills or to enrich lives through exposure to the arts has been a matter of controversy for decades. A recent letter to the editor proposed incorporating liberal arts into the curriculum of every discipline in an effort to instill in graduates “a full appreciation of…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Bonnie Baffaro, college, education

August 14, 2014 at 7:05 AM

How to create more movie industry jobs in Washington

It was great to open The Seattle Times and read Rob Owen’s excellent article about Washington’s movie industry and the miracles Amy Lillard and her team at Washington Filmworks have been pulling off year after year with very little funding [“Hollywood producers snubbing Seattle; here’s why,” Television, Aug. 12]. It’s clear that tax…

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Comments | More in Media | Topics: jobs, Mark Martino, movies

April 16, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Boeing: Tax break better spent on education

I read with dismay and deep anger in The Seattle Times that Boeing will pull 1000 engineering jobs out of our state [“Boeing moving 1,000 more engineering jobs to California,” Business/Technology, April 10]. As a retired public-school teacher, this hurts me deeply in two ways. First, my state Legislature agreed to grant Boeing almost 9…

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Comments | More in Boeing | Topics: Boeing, education, James W. Hauser

April 5, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Federal unemployment benefits: What is the Republican Party’s alternative?

I again commend The Seattle Times for bringing to our attention the very critical issue of long-term unemployment compensation [“Extend federal unemployment insurance,” Opinion, April 4]. I called Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Spokane office and asked about her position that we need to “focus on long-term job growth, not a … short-term fix”. Her staff…

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Comments | More in Unemployment | Topics: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Christine Wheeler, Federal unemployment benefits

February 13, 2014 at 6:02 AM

U.S. workforce: Revise hourly wage system for low-paid workers

Ross Douthat’s syndicated column, “Leaving work behind” [Opinion, Feb. 11], juxtaposes liberal and conservative solutions to the tendency of low paid workers to leave the workforce. One other solution should be considered: amendments to the wage and hour laws. If, over the course of a number of years, the 40 workweek were reduced to…

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Comments | More in Income inequality | Topics: jobs, Obamacare, Ross Douthat

September 10, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Union dispute delays tunnel project

Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19 picket the site of the State Route 99 tunnel project site on the Seattle waterfront in late August, 2013. [Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times.] Waste of time and money Do you really think the taxpaying public really cares who moves the dirt? [“Tunnel work grinds…

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Comments | More in Labor, Seattle | Topics: Bertha, jobs, labor

September 3, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Ignore promises of jobs for coal, crude oil exports

Widespread damage will result The proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, and the coal trains it would bring, have been an issue of hot debate among Washingtonians. [Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.] Proponents of inundating Washington with coal and crude-oil exports are currently spending tens of millions of dollars on a sophisticated public-relations offensive, promising jobs…

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Comments | More in Environment, Politics, Seattle | Topics: coal, crude oil, environment

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