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October 18, 2013 at 7:03 AM

If Ed Murray wins, the environment loses

Oct. 9, 2013, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, left, and Sen. Ed Murray listen to a question during a debate in their race for mayor in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) 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’…

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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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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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August 24, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Coal-study findings recently released by Seattle mayor

Impacts are important A coal train goes through Seattle on the way to Vancouver, B.C. [Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times] 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…

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

August 23, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Mayor McGinn encourages Seattle businesses to go gun-free

Prevent unnecessary deaths Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn (pictured here in July) unveiled a program Monday to encourage Seattle businesses to go “gun free” by not allowing customers to carry firearms inside their establishments. [Mike Siegel, The Seattle Times.] I listened to a radio talk-show host who was critical of Seattle’s Mayor Mike McGinn for advocating that businesses…

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August 21, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Coal exports in Washington

Beating the weather A long train carrying coal heads north along the Seattle waterfront en-route to Vancouver, BC. [Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times.] 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…

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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 Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn (pictured here in July) unveiled a program Monday to encourage Seattle businesses to go “gun free” by not allowing customers to carry firearms inside their establishments. [Mike Siegel, The Seattle Times.] In these very pages, I read with horror the news accounts of people being stabbed, in some instances fatally….

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August 21, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Mayor unveils gun-free program in Seattle businesses

Mayor should be out Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn (pictured here in July) unveiled a program Monday to encourage Seattle businesses to go “gun free” by not allowing customers to carry firearms inside their establishments. [Mike Siegel, The Seattle Times.] Mayor Mike McGinn wants to make Seattle a gun-free zone. [“Business ‘gun free’ program launches,” page one,…

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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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June 8, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Mayoral candidates debate street disorder

Consider new policies Eight candidates for Seattle mayor debated questions at a forum sponsored by the business community. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn answers a question. To his left are, State Sen. Edward B. Murray; businessman and arts patron Charlie Staadecker; architect and former City Council member Peter Steinbrueck. (Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times) Anyone who walks…

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