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April 23, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Bicycle Master Plan: Why not license bikes? We already license boats

Jonathan Martin’s reasoning for bicyclists not paying their way makes no sense [“The problem with taxing bicyclists in Seattle,” Opinion Northwest, April 16]. He claims the administrative costs for taxing and /or licensing bikers is too high and hard to enforce. If this were the case, how can we afford the administrative cost of…


Comments | More in bicycling | Topics: Bicycle Master Plan, boating, James Lowndes

March 7, 2014 at 6:04 AM

How to prevent health and safety incidents in child care

The infant deaths mentioned in Jonathan Martin’s column demonstrate the most tragic of health and safety issues that occur in Washington state child-care facilities [“Make child care transparent for parents,” Opinion, March 4]. HB 2165 is an essential step toward understanding the causes and remedies for such incidents. However, what are we doing to…


Comments | More in Child care | Topics: Catherine Dewar Paul, child care, Coalition for Safety and Health in Early Learning

January 28, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Funding Metro: Proposal is as progressive as possible

I appreciate Jonathan Martin’s fresh perspectives at The Seattle Times. But his column about tax proposals left out some important details about the Metro proposal [“Prepare for the groan of tax fatigue,” Opinion, Jan. 27]. First, the proposed vehicle license fee would include a rebate for low-income households, which helps make it less regressive….


Comments | More in Gas tax, Metro | Topics: Jonathan Martin, Melanie Mayock, metro