Social services won’t fix the problem It isn’t safe on Seattle streets anymore. [“Offenses go unpunished on downtown streets,” page one, Sept. 30.] Either you or your companions are subject to being shot or stabbed; Or at least mugged, harassed by street people or caught up as an innocent bystander in some drug or alcohol-fueled altercation. Mayor…More
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Congress to blame So it is not terrorists who shut down our government, it is our own members of Congress. [“Government shutdown,” page one, Oct. 2.] Because they don’t like Obamacare, they don’t want people to have access to health care? Representatives in the House make $174,000 (that is the lowest pay) for 120 days of sitting…More
Rich history and location Thanks to The Seattle Times for its article [“Happily unhip West Seattle attracts a new crowd,” NWSunday, Sept. 29.] West Seattle is a place apart due to its history and geography. Perhaps peninsulas, like islands, are special geographies of and for the soul. They satisfy not only its need for beauty, but also…More
Times demonstrates watchdog capability When the Seattle P-I stopped print circulation, I worried that the city wouldn’t have sufficient watchdog capability, but The Seattle Times has reassured me on more than one occasion. I was appalled to see so-called public servants slam The Times and Danny Westneat for telling the truth about one of their number, Port…More