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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 3, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Ignore promises of jobs for coal, crude oil exports

Widespread damage will result 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 and environmental protection. Please take that message with a grain of salt. Realize it was crafted by a skilled advertising agency to manipulate you into believing there may be…

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

August 7, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Minimum-wage jobs

People need to work for success I think it is time to remind those with low-paying jobs that nobody owes them a living. [“Northwest Voices: Fast-food worker,” Opinion, Aug. 3.] Millions upon millions of Americans started out life with low-paying jobs, and worked hard to learn how to do their job better. Through trade schools, correspondence…

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Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: jobs, living, living wage

August 7, 2013 at 5:56 AM

Department of Ecology plans review of coal port

Bad for the economy Let’s dispense with the Department of Ecology’s review and save the state several million dollars. [“State plans sweeping review of coal port,” page one, Aug. 1.] There’s no way this coal project will ever get approved by the state of Washington. But let’s at least acknowledge a few things in the process. One,…

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Comments | More in Economy, Environment, Politics | Topics: business, coal terminal, coal train

August 6, 2013 at 6:52 PM

The ‘I’m for jobs’ bandwagon

Cutting down workers’ benefits is not the answer In her guest column, Erin Shannon claims “the most effective way to encourage job growth is to reduce the cost of doing business,” which means “regulatory and tax relief” for businesses. [“How everyone jumped off the ‘I’m for jobs’ bandwagon,” Opinion, Aug 5.] Some of the policies she…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics | Topics: business, economy, funding

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