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September 19, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Low-income families suffer from diaper shortage

Use cloth diapers Nuts! For little more than the cost of a box of the disposable ones, a family could buy a dozen cloth diapers that would last through the child’s entire toilet training period. [“Lack of diapers creates problems for families,” News, Sept. 16.] We raised seven happy, healthy kids in Seattle without ever using…

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0 Comments | More in Economy, Families | Topics: cloth, costs, diapers

September 17, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Low-income families suffer from diaper shortages

Use cloth My heart is aching for those people who don’t have diapers for their little ones. [“Lack of diapers creates problems for families,” News, Sept. 16.] I know it is problematic to not be able to change babies’ diapers. But tell me this. Has anyone ever heard of cloth diapers that you use, wash…

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July 22, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Food-stamp benefits under fire

Allotment is too much Kyung Song’s illuminating story on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was the first time I’ve seen a monthly allotment for a participant, and it made me question my support for such low-income food assistance. [“A food-stamp fight over values,” page one, July 18.] $526 a month is very generous for a…

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0 Comments | More in Politics | Topics: allotment, food assistance, food stamps

May 3, 2013 at 6:06 AM

Seattle’s low-income housing debate

Affordable housing is scarce because of strict regulations Rachel Myers’ op-ed bemoaned the lack of affordable housing in Seattle [“Affordable housing is a myth for struggling King County families,” Opinion, April 28]. The “cures” were the same we always hear: Squeeze developers to sell below market, more government funding and prohibit landlords from turning away Section…

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0 Comments | More in Housing market | Topics: aPodment, housing, low-income