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Online, no one knows you’re a fraud

There’s been some tense back-and-forth over the Canadian mother who said she had stopped opposing vaccinations after all seven of her kids came down with whooping cough. Some say we should loudly thank Tara Hills for publicly disowning her anti-vax campaign. Others — me, for instance — are feeling less grateful. Hills went beyond spreading...

Northwest Voices

Zoo elephants: An example of failed city leadership

I was appalled at Mayor Ed Murray’s criticism of animal advocates who spoke up on behalf of the Woodland Park Zoo elephants at a recent City Council meeting . He described the advocates’ desperate pleas as “unconscionable” and “lacked civility”. People speak up when they feel their concerns are being continually ignored. The mayor and...