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September 10, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Duplicate signatures on SeaTac petitions cause debate

No punishment? The Times’ recent editorial on the SeaTac petitions issue was surprising, saying that, in the case of duplicate signatures, one of them should be counted. [“Too many signatures weeded out in SeaTac,” Opinion, Sept. 6.] I thought the message was clear: Go ahead and try to cheat. If you’re not caught, your multiple signatures…


Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: duplicate signatures, petition, seatac

August 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Increasing the minimum wage

Perspective over time I would like to provide some perspective in the discussion regarding the minimum-wage issue. [“SeaTac’s $15 wage initiative draws big money, attention,” NW Friday, Aug. 23.] In 1966, I was released from military service and started my career as an architect in training, in Norfolk, Va. I was paid $3 per hour. I…


Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: business, cost of living, employees

July 28, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Minimum wage in SeaTac

Vital issues deserving attention Two stories in The Times, on minimum wage [“$15 minimum wage?”, page one, July 25] and striking farmworkers [“Striking farmworkers say Sakuma threatened eviction from housing,” Northwest Thursday, July 25], place two issues where they belong, front and center. Both are important issues: the distinction between a minimum and a living…


Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: farmers, job growth, living wage