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REVISITING THE PARK | Able to leap tall buildings
In 1945, without the mass media of today, youths had very limited information about World War II. There was the radio, but it was censored.
SEATTLE SOUNDINGS | An immoral document
By many measures then, new Seattle mayor Ed Murray’s proposed $4.8 billion dollar 2015-16 budget for the City of Seattle is a disappointingly immoral document.
THE BOTTOM LINE | Black baby boomers’ real value
Ten years ago, they became more noticeable but still were not large enough in numbers to make a difference. But, today, these retired black baby boomers represent the most valuable human resource America has ever had.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Traffic study ‘inconvenient, dangerous’
The revision is inconvenient and dangerous. I live on 39th Avenue and use the route daily. This route is the only way I can get directly from my house to any point north of the neighborhood.
MILT PRIGGEE | Nov. 5, 2014
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EDITORIAL | Fighting for what’s fair for all
Seattle’s Freedom Socialist party came under fire last week when it posted a job opening for a web-content manager that was part-time, didn’t allow telecommuting and, most importantly, only paid $13 per hour.
EDITORIAL | Fear factor
While the current possibility of religious extremists striking close to home hasn’t instilled fear in people’s minds, the Ebola virus has.
EDITORIAL | Cheating the students
Students at Beacon Hill International School had their test scores from last spring invalidated on Oct. 14 after it was discovered that “there was heavy erasure [in the test booklets], in every single classroom and every single grade.
EDITORIAL | An unaffordable Seattle
Much has been said and written in recent years about the affordability of living in Seattle — or lack thereof.
EDITORIAL | Prop. 1 still needs to pass
With already-crowded buses and increasing density, bolstering Metro’s service is a necessity. Let’s hope for a different Prop. 1 fate this time around.
EDITORIAL | Mismanaged money
Taxpayers have long suspected that governments were mismanaging their tax dollars. This past week, these suspicions were confirmed in Seattle.
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.
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