July 23, 2015
Local voters already should have received mail-in ballots for the upcoming primary election for the Issaquah City Council. Voters have two primary races to decide, with the top two vote getters in each race continuing to the general election in November.
July 16, 2015
First, two dogs were killed. They were on leashes, being walked by their owner in a crosswalk.
But someone blew through the crosswalk three years ago and killed the dogs, traumatizing the man who loved them.
July 9, 2015
School is out and that means one thing — children are everywhere you look during the hours they used to be in school.
What does that mean?
It’s up to every one of us to keep them safe.
July 2, 2015
Leading up to the long Independence Day weekend, Eastside Fire & Rescue officials are urging everyone to be extremely careful when heading out on the water.
Pine Lake, Beaver Lake, Rattlesnake Lake, Lake Joy, Lake Kathleen, Lake McDonald and Lake Sammamish, along with the Snoqualmie River and its tributaries, attract lots of recreationalists, especially this time of year.
June 25, 2015
It’s official. School is out, summer is here and people are heading out for vacation.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics study, “Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends,” household larceny and burglary occurs at higher rates during the summer than during other seasons.
June 17, 2015
A capital-gains tax is the best option on the table to fully fund education in Washington state.
Senate leaders have agreed on a bipartisan proposal to meet the state’s constitutional obligation to fully fund basic education and provide an equitable education for all students. They also agree more revenue will be needed — about $3.5 billion every two years — but now need to decide where it should come from.
June 10, 2015
It must be horrible to be trapped in a very hot, small space, yearning for water, gasping for air and begging to be released.
Despite the fact that scenario will horrify most readers, every single summer, police get calls about children and dogs trapped in hot cars.
June 3, 2015
You did it, grads!
You endured the tests, the homework, the projects, the classes, the early start times and the occasional sleepless night to get to this point — right here, right now, the finish line is in sight.
Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high school seniors will receive their diplomas June 12 at Safeco Field. Tiger Mountain Community High School seniors will celebrate graduation June 11 at the school.
May 27, 2015
State legislators are closer than they’ve been in years to reaching a deal to fix the state’s aging transportation infrastructure. They must not get bogged down by ideology and let slip this opportunity to create jobs and make roads safer.
The Senate already passed a package, including a gas-tax increase, with bipartisan support. Last month, the House Transportation Committee passed two key Senate bills, ESSB 5987 and ESSB 5988. Negotiations are under way to reconcile differences between the Senate and the House’s Democratic leadership.
May 20, 2015
Freedom is not free.
The cost is men’s and women’s lives. And blood and guts. And arms and legs. And hearing and sight. And brains and other organs.
Men and women have given their lives and paid in many other ways for this country’s freedom since it began.