I cheered when I read Ron Judd’s column about the Northwest character, especially the part about liking the rain and getting quickly tired of warm summer days [“If you weren’t born in Seattle or the Northwest, you’ll never be one of us” [Pacific Northwest magazine, Jan. 9]. But I do think he missed…More
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Ron Judd, you may not care what non-natives think, but I’m a New Yorker (although I lived in Seattle — “your home” way longer than I lived in New York). Therefore, I’m telling you what I think. “If you weren’t born in Seattle or the Northwest, you’ll never be one of us” (Pacific Northwest…More
I’m quite saddened that Seattle will be removing the elephants from the Woodland Park Zoo, even though the zoo spent a sizable amount of money on a special exhibit area for them less than 30 years ago [“But where will the elephants go?” Opinion, Nov. 19]. It’s a shame that thousands of Seattle children…More
The excellent article “Ballot proposals offer 2 plans for improving pre-K in Seattle” [Local News, Oct. 9] provided a good analysis of early learning ballot measures Propositions 1A and 1B. But I take exception to the article when it states that Proposition 1A “would cover children from infancy through age 5.” It certainly won’t…More
I fail to understand the constant witch-hunt against Mark Driscoll, the leader of Mars Hill church [“The rise and fall of Mars Hill Church,” Local News, Sept. 13]. If you don’t attend his church, who cares? Yet, it has consumed the front page of The Seattle Times twice recently. It seems to be…More
It makes me sad that so many people seem to have the attitude that “I got mine, now you are on your own,” especially when they are talking about babies and preschoolers [“Why should everyone else pay for your children? ,” Northwest Voices, June 25]. Many babies are born into families that, for one…More
I wish the business community would stop whining about the minimum wage [“A rare voice on minimum wage,” Opinion, June 22]. They have been doing this since the minimum wage was initiated and it is really getting old. I would remind them that their employees would appreciate the opportunity to make a profit (and start a savings…More
This letter may not be popular with many parents, but part of the population will nod in agreement. Why do so many parents now believe that the general public should be responsible for their child care? [“Voters should thwart attempts to hijack mayor’s pre-K mandate,” Opinion, June 19]. Why are the supporters of Initiative 107 pushing…More
Those of us who have been caring for young children over the past several decades have placed Initiative I-107 on the ballot. I doubt that The Seattle Times consulted any of us before penning Friday’s editorial [“Voters should thwart attempts to hijack mayor’s pre-K mandate,” Opinion, June 19]. If you work and have a…More
In 2012, I spent a week in Copenhagen, saw its impressive system of bicycle lanes and visited with friends who don’t own a car and bike many miles to work [“How Seattle can close the cycling gap with Copenhagen,” Opinion, May 30].
But no amount of bicycle lanes and tracks stuck willy-nilly into Seattle’s narrow and hilly streets will make us a Copenhagen. They key difference: Copenhagen is flat.
Without hills, Copenhagen residents of many ages and abilities can useMore