Election-year shenanigans: Count on journalists to help sort it out
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by Kate Riley
3h ago
Election season is here, voters. Count on local journalists and others you trust to help you sort through candidate promises ..read more
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Seattle school closures: Plan won’t fix budget; board should reject it
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by Ben Gitenstein
3h ago
At no point has SPS presented serious financial analysis showing “how” closing schools will lower operating expenses ..read more
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Seattle school closures: Budget shortfall means tough choices
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by Katharine Strange
3h ago
Failure to close and consolidate schools will force schools to rely even more on inequitable funding ..read more
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Dear SPS, to fix Seattle’s schools crisis, turn to your community
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by The Seattle Times editorial board
3h ago
Seattle Public Schools has problems beyond the financial. In the face of a yawning budget deficit and dwindling enrollment, it's time to get parents on board ..read more
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When local reporters stop being scary to politicians, democracy suffers
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by Matt Rexroad
5h ago
The essential check-and-balance on local government provided by reporters is now absent across much of rural America and becoming an afterthought in suburbs ..read more
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Israel-Hamas war: Hamas hampers hope of development
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by Letters editor
5h ago
Re: “Even as Gaza is under siege, some imagine how to develop it” [May 12, Business]: Tens of billions of dollars have flowed into Gaza over the last 15 years, almost all of which went into developing several hundred miles of tunnels from which to fight Israel rather than developing an industrial base, hotels and ..read more
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RFK Jr. is the wild card in the presidential race
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by David Horsey
8h ago
His ultimate impact is unpredictable, but he clearly worries both major party candidates ..read more
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Solar power: ‘A reasonable investment’
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by Letters editor
8h ago
Re: “Can overcast Seattle be a solar-powered city? Is it even worth trying?” [May 13, Climate Lab]: Climate reporter Conrad Swanson gives short shrift to the viability of residential solar in the Pacific Northwest. This January, I installed a solar system on my house in Hansville. With the federal 30% tax credit plus exemption from ..read more
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Seattle growth: Factor in services for companion animals
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by Letters editor
8h ago
The city of Seattle has extended its comment period for the One Seattle Comprehensive Plan through 5 p.m. Monday. This provides an opportunity to highlight a glaring omission in the plan: animals. People bring their animals with them. As the human population in Seattle increases by the thousands, so will the number of dogs, cats ..read more
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Medicare, Social Security: Tax employer health insurance benefits
The Seattle Times » Opinion
by Letters editor
8h ago
Re: “Medicare and Social Security go-broke dates are pushed back in a ‘measure of good news’ ” [May 6, Nation]: I find it disconcerting that it is reported as good news that Medicare’s “go-broke date” is now 2036. That means that as things stand, those 55 and younger would have no Medicare as a backbone to ..read more
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