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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 Aaron Alexis poses for a mug shot after being arrested on Sept. 4, 2010 for discharging a firearm inside city limits. [Fort Worth Police Department via Getty Images] In 2004, Aaron Alexis, the D.C. shooter, fired off his gun in Seattle in a fit of anger. [“D.C. killer shot out…


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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 A circle of protesters lock hands and sit on the road outside McDonalds as fast-food workers rally against “wage theft” by their employers in Seattle, on Thursday, August 1. [Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.] To say that today, “more American workers are excluded from the legal right to form a union than currently have…


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

August 16, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Clothesline kerfuffle

Lifelong clothesline user Ella Burnham, 74, from North Bend, uses the old clothsline that came with her house. [Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times.] Everyone had a clothesline when I was growing up. There were no dryers. The clothes flapped in the breeze, dried in the sun and froze in the winter. [“Clothesline crusaders call laundry flap…


Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: ban, clotheslines, clothing

July 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Legal proceedings between florist and gay couple continue

Florist should follow law, compassion, not religious doctrine Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers of Richland, cited her relationship with Jesus Christ in declining to provide floral arrangements for the September wedding of two longtime gay customers. Local gay-rights leaders, meanwhile, have been low key in their reaction to the case, even as it has grabbed…


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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 Jessica Pickens, 19, of Chicago, IL stands with fellow voting rights activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Washingto, DC, the day the court ruled on the Voting Rights Act striking down portions of the law. [Pete Marovich/MCT.] On Wednesday the Supreme Court overturned…


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June 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Transgender child wins discrimination case in Colorado

Children should learn to respect identities of self, others Coy Mathis, 6, lays in the grass at the Capitol as her mother Kathryn Mathis does a television interview in the background in Denver on Monday, June 24, 2013. Her father Jeremy and brother and sisters are also pictured. The Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled in…


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