May 20, 2015
Strike doesn’t set a good example for students
When teachers go on strike, they doing so against state law (RCW 41.56.120). (Nothing contained in this chapter shall permit any public employee the right to strike or refuse to preform his or her official duties.)
May 12, 2015
Help make school start times later
Issaquah has joined the national Start School Later movement, where health care professionals, sleep scientists, educators, economists, legislators, parents and students are united in their concern that early school start times for teenagers are a major factor contributing to the widespread sleep deprivation facing teens, and that this constitutes a significant public health concern.
May 5, 2015
State park funding
Preserve new dock funding at Lake Sammamish State Park
Wonderful new docks in the Lake Sammamish State Park Master Plan won a $1 million Boating Facilities Grant but they will lose this without matching legislative funding. This is included in the governor’s and Senate budget proposals, but is not in the House budget.
April 28, 2015
Everyone should have basic medical care
“There’s something sick about healthcare,” by Tom Corrigan, in the April 15, 2015, edition of The Issaquah Press was both informative and inspirational to read.
April 21, 2015
Decide what you want to do and how before filing
As a former Issaquah council member, I would like to add my support to Nina Milligan’s letter to prospective council candidates. In addition to what she said, I would add that council members find quickly that if they got involved because of a specific issue they want to push, that whatever is their issue it will be maybe 5 percent of the time they spend for the city.
April 14, 2015
Slip lane is bad idea, design
I am a driver who believes that roundabouts are a good way to keep traffic moving at certain intersections.
The biggest problems are drivers who don’t seem to understand how they work, but as more of them are put in place this issue will disappear. However, no amount of time or use can fix the very poor design of the slip lane roundabout on East Lake Sammamish Parkway.
April 7, 2015
Letting go of Alan Haywood was a mistake
Regarding the release of Alan Haywood: a very shortsighted action by the Issaquah City Council. We have just taken over Lake Sammamish State Park with its thousands of trees and remove the person who is best able to monitor the park trees!
March 31, 2015
Listen to the people of Issaquah, not developers
Our family has lived in the Issaquah area since 1991. We truly love living here.
March 25, 2015
People don’t have time to keep an eye on legislators
In recent Press issues, citizens have complained about various City Council decisions. In Issaquah, the city cut the arborist position; in Sammamish, it is the trail construction. You fire off an editorial blaming the victims, the tax-paying citizens, for not attending council meetings where these issues are discussed and decided.
March 17, 2015
School resource officers
A new set of eyes helps to protect our resources
Officer Karin is a great asset to the Issaquah School District, Issaquah High School and the entire community. Honestly, she’s exceptional at her job and has been since she started serving this community.
Officer Diego is also an talented detective and an adept problem solver. He is approachable, helpful and dedicated to being the best.