I want to thank Lt. Gov. Brad Owen for banning open carrying of guns in the viewing area of the state Senate chamber [“State Senate bans openly carried guns in public gallery,” Local News, Jan. 17). This is a good, small step in the right direction. The Times article first stated as his reason…More
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Apparently, you can take Seattle Mayor Ed Murray out of the state Senate, but you can’t take the state Senate out of Mayor Murray [“Seattle mayor opposes push to raise city property taxes for transit, will offer own plan,” Local News, May 8]. He needs to quit thinking like a legislator, and govern like…More
I read the editorial regarding teacher evaluations [“State Senate fails on teacher evaluations,” Opinion, Feb. 23]. I have to say I disagree with the position expressed. I agree we need to hold teachers accountable for their work and it is sad to lose $40 million, but you simply cannot expect the same outcomes for…More