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November 25, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Animals in captivity: Echoes of Woodland Park Zoo elephants in caged UW monkeys

Kudos to The Seattle Times editorial board for trumpeting a clarion call to the Woodland Park Zoo on behalf of Chai and Bamboo, the zoo’s elephants [“Mayor and City Council should ensure elephants don’t end up in another zoo,” Opinion, Nov. 19]. The Times handed Seattle City Council members an electoral mandate: ensure…

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June 25, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Police in-car-video records: City Attorney’s Office in the way

The Seattle Times got the principle right:  but the color is wrong.  It’s not the “blue wall” but rather the “L” wall:  the law department [Seattle police’s blue wall — hiding videos from open-records law,” Opinion, June 22]. Officers do not have control over whether these videos are released or not. City Attorney Pete…

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