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What others say: Fighting the fires

...smoke creates health and environmental hazards, polluting the air. Washington state Sen. Maria Cantwell told The Seattle Times this week that the Wildfire Management Act of 2015 is expected to be presented by the Senate Committee on Energy and...
WWII-era tugboat sinks in Gastineau Channel Seattle's Lake Union. Owned by a man named Jerry Brown, the Challenger's unique setup was featured in the Seattle Times and numerous travel publications. Contemporary advertising described "yacht-like comfort" aboard the boat.About...
What others say: Need for aid to Nepal will continue

...low-quality building construction to lack of roads to reach remote villages exacerbated by the earthquake's devastation.Nepal's needs will not fade as quickly as the headlines, and neither should efforts to help.- Seattle Times,May 4
What others say: On NSA, Congress' spine finally stiffening

...President Barack Obama's support for NSA reforms. By a 4-to-1 margin, Americans disbelieved the claim that reforms will weaken the fight on terrorism.Congress, finally, is reclaiming its oversight spine.- Seattle Times,June 24
What others say: Who is watching the NSA?

...leaked the secrets before he fled to Russia.Hundreds of millions of communication contacts could be dumped by someone else who perceives a higher purpose.Get Congress involved, and wake up the White House.- The Seattle Times,Oct. 21
Company suspends 'Obamacare' enrollment

...The Department of Health and Human Services expects to have the site fixed by the end of November. Late Friday, the Seattle Times reported that the Washington state-built exchange subsidy calculator overestimated for those qualifying for tax credits...
Alaska Airlines escapes federal charges for problems in Oakland

...time,'' Matt Jacobs, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office, told the San Francisco Chronicle and The Seattle Times. The decision announced Wednesday ends a probe that began before the crash of Flight 261 but was expanded to include...
Return of the snowbird

...aflutter about the snowy owls wintering in that area. Mike McQuade, a Bellingham freelance writer, wrote in the Seattle Times (Feb. 15, 2012): "In future years we'll likely look back on the winter of '11-'12 as the season of the...
Policing privacy on the Internet and Facebook

...and other social-media companies, can ensure a present modicum of privacy. Signing up for a Facebook account is not an invitation to harvest our lives for sale on the town square of digital advertising. - The Seattle Times, Sept. 15
What others say: Obama must rein in the NSA abuses. Congress has legislative powers of executive oversight and the budget. Use both to rein in the NSA.The NSA has a mission, but the agency cannot be allowed to ignore basic rights and freedoms.- Seattle Times,Dec. 27


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