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October 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Crime downtown

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…

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Comments | Topics: homelessness, Seattle crime, The Seattle Times

October 3, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Government shutdown

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…

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Comments | More in Federal government | Topics: government shutdown, The Seattle Times

October 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM

West Seattle happily unhip

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…

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Comments | More in Seattle | Topics: NWSunday, The Seattle Times, west seattle

February 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Holland and colleagues criticize The Times

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…

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Comments | More in Port of Seattle | Topics: Danny Westneat, Freedom of the press, Rob Holland