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August 27, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Women politicians and lack of gender parity

Gender parity remains elusive On the 94th anniversary this month of American women gaining full voting rights, how far have we come? At the ballot box, quite far. Female voters have outnumbered male voters in every presidential election since 1964. So it’s worth remembering the long battle leading up to ratification of the 19th Amendment. The first…

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Comments | More in Election, Politics | Topics: election, politics

September 25, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Starbucks amends gun policy

Take a stand Howard Schultz needs to take a stand one way or the other. [“Starbucks’ gun policy: Please don’t bring them,” page one, Sept. 19.] You can’t please everyone. Schultz needs to decide: Are guns in or out at his stores? Starbucks is a gathering place for many families and friends, many with children. Would he…

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Comments | More in Business, Gun control, Politics, Seattle | Topics: business, guns, policy

September 11, 2013 at 7:27 AM

How Obamacare will work for immigrants

Advocates compassion Lornet Turnbull’s article on immigrants and health-care reform highlighted the challenges for many natives of the Micronesian islands residing in Washington. [“How will immigrants fare under Obamacare? It’s complicated,” page one, Sept. 5.] It was a well-done story, shining a light on how history (atomic-bomb testing) relates to today’s health-care realities. For the past two…

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Comments | More in Health care, Immigration, Politics | Topics: health care, hunger, immigration

September 11, 2013 at 6:59 AM

The politics of race and hair at an Oklahoma school

Charter schools should be examined Lynne Varner’s recent column reminds us of the importance of culturally appropriate school policies and self-acceptance. [“The politics of a black girl’s dreadlocks at an Oklahoma school,” Opinion, Sept. 9.] However, when Varner states that “It is understandable why many black parents have trouble trusting and in turn investing in their…

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Comments | More in Education, Politics, Race | Topics: charter schools, education, hair

August 23, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Teaching our kids to be citizens

A word from a teacher I am writing in response to the recent guest column by Web Hutchins and Judith Billings. [“Let’s teach our kids to be citizens,” Opinion, Aug. 21.] The message that “Seattle can do a better job developing engaged citizens by strengthening education in civics” does not paint the whole picture, yet I…

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Comments | More in Education, Politics, Seattle | Topics: civics, education, government

July 11, 2013 at 6:30 AM

The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Public must fight the trade deal With President Obama calling for completion of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations by October, it’s crucial that we raise public awareness right now. The TPP can only become reality if the public remains unaware and does not demand that Congress stop this attack on our basic rights. We all must fight this insidious…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: politics, tpp, trade

July 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Seattle mayoral race heats up

Debate should focus on content, not style As a college instructor of public policy, I stimulate debate, civic engagement and challenge my students to pursue the truth. I am appalled that The Seattle Times has abrogated its responsibility to report without bias. [“Rivals target McGinn’s style,” page one, July 9.] The front-page headline demeans the level…

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Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: debate, leadership, mayor

July 9, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Tensions over parking rates

Chinatown/International District should have free parking It is obvious that Seattle City Council members Tim Burgess and Tom Rasmussen have not been anywhere near the Chinatown/International District in a long time. [“Parking-rate critics target McGinn,” NW Friday, July 5.] The massive long-term disruption along South Jackson Street by the First Hill trolley construction project is undeniable….

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Comments | More in Politics, Seattle, Transportation | Topics: parking, parking rates, politics

July 4, 2013 at 7:00 AM

America’s birthday

The Endangered Species Act is a great American success As the impending celebration of our nation’s independence provides the opportunity to reflect on the great merits of our country, one piece of legislation stands as a shining example of what makes America so special. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is a uniquely American law, and this year,…

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