December 23, 2014
In 1897, Dr. Philip O’Hanlon was asked by his then-8-year-old daughter Virginia whether Santa Claus really existed. O’Hanlon suggested she write to The Sun, a prominent New York City newspaper at the time.
Virginia’s letter became the introduction to an editorial in The Sun, and is reprinted here. Merry Christmas one and all!
December 16, 2014
City officials have recommended a plan to do something about traffic in Issaquah, one that could accommodate up to an additional 8,000 car trips on local streets per day.
That’s the good news.
December 9, 2014
Last week, some fast food workers demonstrated in favor of a $15 per hour minimum wage. But now is not the time for Issaquah to consider jumping on the bandwagon.
Issaquah has a front row seat to see how Seattle is affected by the $15 minimum wage. We should watch and see whether the experiment will turn out the way Seattle hopes or if there will be unintended consequences.
December 3, 2014
It’s the time of year when people really think about giving: buying presents for various holidays and making charitable contributions before the end of the year so they can count them on their taxes.
So, it’s the perfect time to think about the people every week needing help who walk through the doors of Issaquah Community Services.
November 25, 2014
The weekend after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping weekend of the year, and many small businesses rely on the holiday shopping period to ensure a successful year on the books, according to the federal Small Business Administration.
That’s why the day is known as Black Friday, because heavy sales often move a business from out of the red financially into the black.
November 18, 2014
On a chilly November evening, in a room filled with more than 200 of her peers, Issaquah High School junior Aanya Nigam was the face of courage.
Nigam went before an audience of her peers and told them she was a survivor of sexual assault.
November 11, 2014
The city had proposed a 150 percent increase in the city’s B&O tax to add $1 million to the budget’s general fund for 2015. The increase was to be phased in over the next two years with the first phase to be implemented April 1.
November 4, 2014
It’s that time of year again, time to celebrate and remember veterans at ceremonies across the area.
But the men and women who served or died in military service to their country should be remembered and honored all year.
Members of our military are still fighting and dying in remote areas all around the world.
Here are ways you can keep the spirit of Veterans Day going:
October 28, 2014
Initiative 1351 is being called The Washington Class Size Reduction Measure. The name is intended to appeal to an electorate with short attention spans and little time for or interest in details. A recent Elway Poll revealed that 66 percent of those polled say they will definitely or probably vote in favor of Initiative 1351.
October 21, 2014
It’s a little thing but it’s important: A flu shot this month can keep you and your family healthy this winter.
Sometimes, people confuse the flu and a cold because they both affect our breathing. Adding to the confusion is the way we describe stomach ailments as the flu.