Editorial — Traffic plan is needed, but will it bring results?

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.

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Off The Press — Editorial space and the spirit of the season

December 16, 2014

So let’s see….

Tom Corrigan Press reporter

Tom Corrigan
Press reporter

Due to circumstances beyond my control — and really anybody else’s, for that matter — I was out of the news business for about three years, having been laid off from two papers in less than a year.

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Home Country — Getting the right gift for someone is important

December 16, 2014

When it comes to romance, it’s hard to beat ol’ Dud. He and Anita have been married now for several years, but we’ve never really understood why she puts up with him.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

“Dud Campbell,” Anita said the other night, “what are you getting me for Christmas?”

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Editorial — Minimum wage hike not a good idea for Issaquah

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.

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Off The Press — A list of thankful things cures a crazy world

December 9, 2014

Since this week’s column is in that sweet spot halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas, here is something your friendly photographer has never written before — a quick list of the things in life that I am thankful for.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

Sure, it could be a list of problems and gripes, but maybe in this cattywampus world we need to exercise our thankful muscles a bit!

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Home Country — Believe in the power of good deeds

December 9, 2014

For years now, Herb Collins has been helping Santa by donning the red and the beard and the tassels and waving to passing cars on Christmas Eve out at the Old Fort Road crossing.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

He takes a bag of candy along, in case anyone cares to stop, and he also takes his daughter Cindy along, because she has always been his head elf. Cindy’s grown now and has helpers of her own, but this has been a daddy/daughter event for a long time and neither sees any reason to quit.

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Press columnist wins two book awards

December 9, 2014

Slim Randles, the columnist who writes “Home Country” for The Issaquah Press, won three regional book awards for the two books he wrote in 2014.

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Editorial — Merry Christmas drive goal is $100,000

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.

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Off The Press — It doesn’t take an angel to reach out to the needy

December 3, 2014

I married an angel. That, or she’s been watching too much Hallmark channel.

David Hayes Press reporter

David Hayes
Press reporter

Michelle came home from grocery shopping the other day and started blubbering, punctuated by actual sobs for air.

Something deeply troubling had obviously happened. I hadn’t seen her this emotional since she read her father’s eulogy.

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To the Editor

December 3, 2014

State park

If our money goes there, we should get free access

Well, folks, the Issaquah City Council said that no taxpayer funds would be given to Lake Sammamish State Park items. So much for that hokey council promise.

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