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EDITORIAL | Seattle’s law and disorder
Recent news reports have Seattleites wondering whether our police will be able to keep our downtown core — and, ultimately, the rest of the city — safe from increasing crime.
REVISITING THE PARK | What are the odds?
A group of us 18-year-old guys from Madison Park met some young ladies from the Eastside. We planned a picnic at Pine Lake, just east of Lake Sammamish. It was a sunny Saturday morning that we caravanned to Kirkland to meet up with our Eastside friends.
A MODEST PROPOSAL | The coming crash at Amazon
On Aug. 24, the Sony PlayStation network crashed. A denial of service attack by hackers — two groups claim victory — brought it down. On Aug. 28, Chase Morgan Bank got held up online.
OUTSIDE CITY HALL | City’s poorest households face rent increases under SHA plan
If the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) goes through with its recently announced plan euphemistically, called “Stepping Forward,” the agency would instantly turn into the city’s biggest rent gouger.
THE BOTTOM LINE | Unleash the talents of America
There is nothing more beautiful than a woman who knows she is beautiful and desirable. She has a confidence to her walk that makes the timid get out of her way and the bashful enviously watch her walk through a crowd that parts at her approach.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Former Oda Apts. tenant voices grievances
I read with interest the article on the Oda Apartments’ drama with Cadence Real Estate, featured in the July 2014 issue of your paper. Annie Wilson interviewed me for the article, which seems to be mostly accurate, although some details were left out.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Group forms for criminal background checks
There are two different gun-related initiatives on the November ballot. But I-591 would cancel out I-594. I-594 would require that any person buying a gun in the state of Washington, from any source, submit to a criminal background check before purchase.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Cut-through traffic still happening
This is the only way I could find to comment on the traffic study being done on Dorffel Drive East.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Local use not 'cut-through’ traffic
We live on 39th Avenue, which is part of a small southern extension of the Denny-Blaine neighborhood. When driving north for two blocks, we are on Dorffel Drive, still in our Denny-Blaine neighborhood.
EDITORIAL | Honoring our Native residents
The Seattle City Council will vote on Oct. 6 to decide whether to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Other cities have already made the choice to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and it’s time for Seattle to join them.
EDITORIAL | Protecting police, public
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove introduced legislation this month to require King County Sheriff officers to wear cameras, prompted by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
EDITORIAL | Teaching responsibility
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has put forth a plan for consideration in the city’s new budget: the creation of a new Department of Education and Early Learning.
EDITORIAL | Police not handcuffed
Two Seattle police officers recently proved that the Seattle Police Department’s new use-of-force (UF) policies don’t bind them in emergency situations.
EDITORIAL | Driven to be the worst
According to Allstate Insurance’s 2014 “America’s Best Drivers Report,” Seattle ranks 173rd out of 200 U.S. cities. The report noted that Seattle drivers were 36 percent more likely to get into an accident than the national average.
EDITORIAL | Saving a bus system
Next March, King County Metro’s low-income riders will be able to ride for a lower fare of just $1.50. Metro estimates upward of 100,000 people will qualify for the new fare card.
EDITORIAL | Animals’ well-being first
Woodland Park Zoo’s African elephant Watoto died last week. Zoo employees discovered the animal collapsed early one morning. After attempts to upright her, they euthanized her. Watoto was 45.
REVISITING THE PARK | Music to our ears
The thrill of that first car while in our teens and all that followed were fresh on our minds when another craze came along: stereophonics. Our favorite music was played on KJR-AM and other popular AM radio stations in the ‘50s.
SEATTLE SOUNDINGS | Schools out?
As parents and teachers prepared for a new school year, the state Supreme Court quietly agreed in August to hear a case that may prove as influential as McCleary v. State of Washington for the state’s public schools.
OUTSIDE CITY HALL | City Council not listening to growth-impact critics
In July, more than 200 people from across the city crowded into Ballard Community Center for a unique evening session of Seattle City Council’s Housing Committee.
THE BOTTOM LINE | South King County’s problem did not start there
We have seen the image of mostly black teenagers rushing into a store together, taking anything they wanted and completely overwhelming the store clerk. We have seen other images of black youths snatching cell phones out of people’s hands in broad daylight.
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