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September 18, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Killing spree in Washington Navy Yard in D.C.

Shooter should have been prosecuted earlier In 2004, Aaron Alexis, the D.C. shooter, fired off his gun in Seattle in a fit of anger. [“D.C. killer shot out tires here in 2004,” page one, Sept. 17.] For some strange and negligent reason, he was not prosecuted. In 2010, he “accidentally” fired a gun in his apartment…


Comments | More in Gun control, Politics, Seattle | Topics: aaron alexis, D.C. shooter, firearms

September 4, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Voter-ID laws

Political cartoon made no sense I just read your political cartoon in Saturday’s newspaper. [Cartoon by Drew Sheneman, Opinion, Aug. 31.] This has to be the most ludicrous cartoon I’ve ever seen. You must show positive ID to cash a check or use your debit card. You must show positive ID to purchase tobacco products or alcoholic beverages. You must…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: political cartoon, rights, voter-ID laws

August 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Sick-leave pay won’t cure all business ills

Institute works against labor interests The research director of the Employment Policies Institute, author of the recent column on sick leave, is part of a conservative organization devoted to keeping wages as low as possible, and benefits nonexistent. [“Guest column: Sick-leave pay not a cure-all,” Opinion, Aug. 20.] An extremely low percentage of our population make…


Comments | More in Economy, Health care, Seattle | Topics: employment policies institute, labor, rights

August 19, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Minimum wage and unions in Washington and beyond

Column was misleading To say that today, “more American workers are excluded from the legal right to form a union than currently have union representation,” as David Rolf stated in his column with Nick Hanauer, is totally misleading. [“Guest column: Seattle leads the chorus for a living wage,” Opinion, Aug. 11.] The right of any citizen…


Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: living wage, Minimum Wage, rights

July 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Legal proceedings between florist and gay couple continue

Florist should follow law, compassion, not religious doctrine Everyone is aware of the florist who refused to serve a same-sex couple because of her relationship with Jesus Christ. [“Florist seeks fourth recusal,” NW Friday, June 28.] I fail to see the connection. Tina Turner has a song, “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” and so…


Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: florist, gay, marriage

June 28, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Supreme Court overturns major portion of the Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court is out of touch with reality On Wednesday the Supreme Court overturned Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-4 majority. [“Future of voting-rights law in doubt,” page one, June 26.] In so doing, the Supreme Court has irreparably disgraced itself. Chief Justice John Roberts claimed that the law was…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: race, rights, SCOTUS

June 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Transgender child wins discrimination case in Colorado

Children should learn to respect identities of self, others Cheers for the parents and Colorado’s civil-rights division for putting a child’s rights above our right to discriminate. [“Transgender first-grader wins discrimination case,” News, June 24.] As a past director of an early childhood learning center, I realize the potential challenges of working with the rights of…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: children, colorado, discrimination