Editorial — Tips to protect yourself from sexual assault

April 7, 2015

There is an average of 293,066 victims (12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey.

Unfortunately, sexual assault incidents are reported less frequently than any other violent crime as only a small percentage of victims are willing to step forward to report their experience and involve the criminal justice process.

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Off The Press — Dear NFL: You need Kasen Williams

April 7, 2015

All right, you NFL football scouts, listen up.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

More than four-dozen of you were here in Seattle last week at the Huskies’ Pro Day workout, looking over stars from the University of Washington, salivating over the prospects.

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Cartoon — April 8, 2015

April 7, 2015

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To the Editor — April 8, 2015

April 7, 2015

City arborist

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!

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Home Country — Being American is a great thing to salute

April 7, 2015

“So why do we salute the flag, kids?” Abraham Lincoln Bahdziewicz said.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

Woodrow Wilson Bahdziewicz, the oldest of the Bahdziewicz kids, raised his hand.

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Editorial — Raise smoking age to 21 to save lives

March 31, 2015

Tobacco addiction is the leading cause of preventable deaths in Washington, causing about 8,300 residents to die each year. Annual health costs now surpass $2.8 billion.

The best way to combat this crisis is to raise the legal smoking age to 21, as the Washington State Legislature is considering with SHB 1458. Attorney General Bob Ferguson requested the bill, and science supports his efforts.

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Off The Press — Life is relaxed without March Madness stress

March 31, 2015

This may come as a big surprise to readers who know me as a sports-loving lunatic, but I didn’t participate this year in a time-honored tradition — filling out a bracket for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Neil Pierson Press reporter

Neil Pierson
Press reporter

Why, you might ask, would I decide to do such a wacky thing? Hasn’t the whole March Madness thing spread to all corners of our society, where even Fran the lunch lady or Pete the computer geek — people who never follow sports — are now waxing poetic on the virtues of the Butler Bulldogs, Creighton Bluejays and Wichita State Shockers?

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Cartoon — April 1, 2015

March 31, 2015

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To the Editor — April 1, 2015

March 31, 2015

Growth

Listen to the people of Issaquah, not developers

Our family has lived in the Issaquah area since 1991. We truly love living here.

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Home Country — Wisdom sometimes overcomes theory

March 31, 2015

Instead of the philosophy counter, we were at the righteous round table yesterday, because Herb got there first and he picked. It’s a good venue at the Mule Barn truck stop when you’re expecting more than three or four members of the world dilemma think tank.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

But we weren’t expecting Windy.

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