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October 18, 2013 at 7:03 AM

If Ed Murray wins, the environment loses

Candidates go head-to-head during TV debate In last week’s mayoral debate, state Sen. Ed Murray leaned heavily on his long list of endorsements from the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild, to labor, business and environmental groups [“Battle for top job in Seattle heats up during TV debate,” page one, Oct. 10]. Yes, Murray is the obvious choice for…

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Comments | More in Mayor's race, Sen. Ed Murray | Topics: Mayor Mike McGinn, mayor's race, Sen. Ed Murray

August 28, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Seattle businesses go gun-free

Serious situation The letter to the editor from Ian King is silly. [“Northwest Voices: Cutlery ban?” Opinion, Aug. 26.] Cutlery is only dangerous at very close range, while guns can be used from a distance. Drive-by shootings and bank robberies use guns. I have not heard of a drive-by cutlery robbery. King does not seem to appreciate…

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Comments | More in Politics, Public safety, Seattle | Topics: business, gun free, guns

August 27, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Seattle businesses go gun-free

The power of the purse I congratulate Mayor Mike McGinn for the idea of gun-free business in Seattle. [“Business ‘gun free’ program launches,” page one, Aug. 19.] I personally will limit my shopping to those businesses to the greatest degree possible. Fortunately, most of us know the difference between voluntary compliance and a ban on guns. The…

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Comments | More in Politics, Public safety, Seattle | Topics: business, gun free, guns

August 24, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Coal-study findings recently released by Seattle mayor

Impacts are important I am shocked at Lauri Hennessey’s misleading, unsupported comments about Mayor Mike McGinn regarding the coal-export study. [“Mayor had coal-study findings since July,” page one, Aug. 20.] I hope readers will look at the actual study and note for themselves the many negative impacts for Seattle that coal-train plans would bring. People need to…

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Comments | More in Environment, Politics, Seattle | Topics: coal exports, Coal trains, environmental impact

August 21, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Coal exports in Washington

Beating the weather Leading up to the Seattle mayoral elections, we find yet another discrediting article on Mike McGinn. [“Mayor had coal-study findings since July,” page one, Aug. 20.] Still unexamined is how the 18 coal trains each day will keep rolling along during the routine track closures from seasonal mudslides between Seattle and Everett. Maybe the…

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Comments | More in Environment, Politics, Seattle | Topics: climate change, coal, coal terminal

August 21, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Mayor encourages Seattle businesses to go gun-free

Silly and self-serving In these very pages, I read with horror the news accounts of people being stabbed, in some instances fatally. Oh, what can we do, what can we do? [“Business ‘gun free’ program launches,” page one, Aug. 19.] I call upon all restaurants, pubs and other establishments serving non-finger-food to join a voluntary ban…

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Comments | More in Politics, Public safety, Seattle | Topics: business, gun free, guns

August 21, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Mayor unveils gun-free program in Seattle businesses

Mayor should be out Mayor Mike McGinn wants to make Seattle a gun-free zone. [“Business ‘gun free’ program launches,” page one, Aug. 19.] Instead, Seattle should be a McGinn-free zone. Mike Smyth, Bellevue Unintended consequences More unintended consequences from Mayor Mike McGinn. “Gun-free zones” are intended to prevent crime. Instead, they encourage crime by disarming law-abiding citizens. They do nothing…

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Comments | More in Gun control, Public safety, Seattle | Topics: business, gun free, guns

August 20, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Increasing police patrols in Seattle crime hot spots

Question the money According to the recent article in The Seattle Times, the money being used to extend police patrols comes from “better-than-expected city revenues.” [“McGinn taps $400K to boost patrols in crime hot spots,” page one, Aug. 16.] What does that mean? Where else would or could it have been spent? It seems like there…

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Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: crime, downtown, hot spots

June 8, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Mayoral candidates debate street disorder

Consider new policies Anyone who walks in the downtown core cannot help but notice the ongoing street disorder that continues unabated despite the Metropolitan Improvement District, the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, and increased, targeted police patrols [“Mayoral hopefuls take heat on city disorder,” NWFriday, June 7].And if city and county funding and city policies…

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May 8, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Mayor Mike McGinn challenged at mayoral election forum

McGinn deserves recognition for work on parks, infrastructure Mayor Mike McGinn has shown exemplary leadership in handling delicate issues at Magnuson Park. For this he deserves praise and acknowledgment.Your columnist enumerates some of the mayor’s easily won victories to mollify a blistering critique of his record [“Mayoral candidates jostle to take on the powerful interest,” Opinion,…

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Comments | Topics: infrastructure, Magnuson Park, Mayor Mike McGinn

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