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May 27, 2014 at 7:04 AM

$15 Minimum wage could supplement seniors’ incomes before retirement

The proposed $15 minimum wage might make Seattle the retirement capital of the country [“$15 minimum wage would support a student; encourage the economy instead,” Northwest Voices, May 21]. Though most of the minimum-wage debate is focused on the effect the wage increase could have on the demand for minimum-wage workers, one must also consider the…


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April 27, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Minimum wage: Prices for senior services could surge

Thanks to Seattle Times reporting, we know about effects of a $15 minimum wage on baristas and burger prices [“$15 wage — and tips, too?” Page One, April 21]. But what about impacts for seniors and the disabled? Vague references to nonprofits is the only clue that anything more than restaurant prices is at…


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March 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Seniors driving: Create better standards for elderly drivers

I write as a 79-year-old who has driven since age 16, and who has never been in a collision [“Fatal crash restarts conversation on aging drivers problems,” Local News, March 9]. As I have aged, I have noted the slowing of my reflex time and the reduction of my night vision, and have adjusted my driving…


Comments | More in Seniors | Topics: driving, Elderly, Paul Heins

March 8, 2013 at 6:00 AM

California nurse refuses to perform CPR on dying 87-year-old

Some don’t want to be resuscitated About the article regarding not doing CPR on the independent-living 87-year-old resident in California: What if one living in Washington state has filled out a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form with instruction not to be resuscitated [“ ‘We always start CPR,’ medical official says,” page one, March 5]? Such…


Comments | Topics: CPR, Medicine, seniors