Home Country — Fishing can be therapeutic, you should try it

March 17, 2015

As a prequel to the morning coffee inhalation down at the Mule Barn coffee shop, the members of the world dilemma think tank were found at the break of day, armed with fly rods, in their other guise as charter members of the Lewis Creek Piscatorial Pursuit Alliance.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

“I like your presentation, Dud,” said Doc, waving his hand-tied midge through the air.

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Editorial — Keep transportation package moving

March 10, 2015

The state Senate, after two years of frustrated effort, has passed a $15 billion transportation package. Its 11 measures — a mix of reforms and revenue — are key to relieving traffic congestion with investments in transit and roads, and maintaining the state’s existing highways and bridges.

A bipartisan group of senators exercised some imagination to negotiate and shepherd the compromise, which includes an 11.7-cent-per-gallon increase in the gas tax, through their chamber. The deal could create an estimated 200,000 jobs over the next 16 years.

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Off The Press — Surprises can still be found on government beat

March 10, 2015

A weird thing just happened in the city of Sammamish.

Tom Corrigan Press reporter

Tom Corrigan
Press reporter

The final word has yet to be written, but local officials and residents have reason to be optimistic, maybe even happy.

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Cartoon — Voting Rights Act

March 10, 2015

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To the Editor — week of March 11, 2015

March 10, 2015

Community center

City is keeping people from use with high prices

I have lived on the Sammamish Plateau since 1978 in unincorporated King County. I pay taxes to the Issaquah School District. I shop and dine daily in Issaquah and by doing so, pay sales taxes to Issaquah.

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Home Country — It’s time to breathe in the freshness of spring

March 10, 2015

“Whenever we get tired of breathing the same air,” said Doc, “along comes spring.”

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

“Yep,” Dud said. “I breathed some this morning that came from the next state. I could taste at least two mountain ranges in it as well as a coal-burning whatchamacallit.”

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Editorial — Join the fight against cancer in Relay for Life

March 3, 2015

Cancer.

It’s a dreaded word and a deadly disease.

More than 1 million people in the United States get cancer each year. You likely know someone who has battled the disease. You may have known someone who has died from some form of it.

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Off The Press — In a world of vengeance, forgiveness is the key

March 3, 2015

It seems as if the ability to forgive others is disappearing from the face of the earth.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

Maybe I’m becoming a worse driver as I become an old fart, but it seems lately as if more and more people are laying on their horns with a “Beeeep” if I don’t sprint into the road the instant the light turns green.

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Cartoon — week of March 4, 2015

March 3, 2015

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To the Editor — week of March 4, 2015

March 3, 2015

Traffic

Not having any money is the real issue

Ken Sessler has once again profounded about traffic and the Southeast Bypass. Ken, tell us something we don’t know about traffic in Issaquah.

The dearth of good north/south routes on the Eastside is historic in nature and if only we had a time machine to travel back in time to solve that problem back then, whenever “then” was.

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