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November 20, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Zoo elephants: A lost learning opportunity for children

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…

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Comments | More in Woodland Park Zoo | Topics: elephants, Judith Opacki, Seattle

October 10, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Seattle preschool measures: Prop. 1A overstates coverage

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…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Head Start, John Bancroft, pre-K

September 16, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Mars Hill Church: Stop the witch-hunt against Mark Driscoll

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…

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Comments | More in Religion | Topics: Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill Church, religion

June 26, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Minimum wage: Executives need to stop complaining

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…

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Comments | More in minimum wage | Topics: Elizabeth M. Williams, Erik Smith, Minimum Wage

June 25, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Universal pre-K: Why should everyone else pay for your children?

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…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: child care, Ed Fannin, education

June 22, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Universal pre-K is needed, but include child-care workers in plan

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…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Early Childhood Education, preschool, Roslyn Duffy

June 4, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Seattle is too hilly for cycling

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 use

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Comments | More in bicycling | Topics: bicycles, Copenhagen, cycling

June 2, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Minimum wage: A $15 wage would knock entry-level job seekers out of the market

The love affair over giving low-wage employees a $15 minimum wage is growing daily [“Workers see $15 wage as ‘peace of mind’,” Local News, June 1]. Who came up with $15 as what was required to make life easier for these unfortunate people? If I recall, someone who started it all just picked it…

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Comments | More in minimum wage | Topics: $15, Ed Hickey, entry-level jobs

May 21, 2014 at 7:05 PM

$15 minimum wage would support a student; encourage the economy instead

$15 would support a student, and many others As a high-school student about to graduate, I believe the change in the minimum wage to $15 would be highly effective for all residents in the Seattle [“New poll shows big support for $15 minimum wage,” Local News, May 14]. This new poll that shows big…

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Comments | More in minimum wage | Topics: $15 minimum wage, Annette Alt, businesses

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