To the Editor

November 11, 2014

Firearms

Passing more gun laws will not eliminate guns

The Oct. 29 press had a terrific column, by the managing editor, addressing guns.

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Home Country — Doing it right is the right thing to do

November 11, 2014

Windy looked out the window. A great day for helping. Windy Wilson sets one day aside each week for helping others, you see, and this was helping day.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

Mrs. Morris, he thought, checking on the calendar. Yes, Mrs. Morris’ poor ol’ shed that’s leaning dangerously to one side.

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Editorial — Please honor veterans for their service

November 4, 2014

It’s that time of year again, time to celebrate and remember veterans at ceremonies across the area.

But the men and women who served or died in military service to their country should be remembered and honored all year.

Members of our military are still fighting and dying in remote areas all around the world.

Here are ways you can keep the spirit of Veterans Day going:

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Off The Press — This is one distressed Denny’s denizen

November 4, 2014

The subject line in the e-mail from my editor last Thursday said, “Denny’s closure.”

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

Frantically I opened the file.

“You go there a lot, I believe. Do you know anything?”

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To the Editor

November 4, 2014

Growth

Maybe we should change the name of our city

I propose that we rename Issaquah “Developerville.”

It seems our city government gives the developers anything they want.

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Guest column — Slow down, support business growth and connect to economic plan

November 4, 2014

As a part of the proposed 2015 city of Issaquah budget, municipal leaders have proposed major changes to the cost of doing business in Issaquah — some welcome changes and some troublesome — involving the city’s business and occupation (or B&O) tax, a tax on total gross (not net) income.

The first change is a welcome and very much common-sense improvement to the B&O exemption, raising it four-fold to help the smallest local enterprises while also streamlining collection.

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Home Country — Everyone wants to watch something grow

November 4, 2014

Dewey Decker, that accident-prone neighbor of ours, is the undisputed Pharaoh of Fertilizer, the Monarch of Manure. He has turned a shovel-ready business into a going concern, with the help of the woman of his dreams, Emily. But in the quiet times, when it’s only Dewey thinking to himself, he really wants to raise things.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

From the time he was a kid, he wanted to raise cattle, but Dewey’s proclivities toward disaster left that particular item off the agenda. In helping out other cattlemen, you see, he accidentally let 17 steers escape from the feedlot onto the interstate, and of course there was the now-legendary time he herded a cow off a bluff into the top of a tree.

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Editorial — Reject Initiative 1351; election endorsements

October 28, 2014

Initiative 1351 is being called The Washington Class Size Reduction Measure. The name is intended to appeal to an electorate with short attention spans and little time for or interest in details. A recent Elway Poll revealed that 66 percent of those polled say they will definitely or probably vote in favor of Initiative 1351.

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Off The Press — Questions, priorities need to change

October 28, 2014

Everyone is talking about the latest school shooting, the one at Marysville-Pilchuck High School last week, saying what a tragedy it is. And they say it every time a public shooting happens.

Kathleen R. Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen R. Merrill
Press managing editor

Don’t get me wrong — I whole-heartedly agree with that. And I can’t imagine what the family members and friends of victims must go through at such a time.

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To the Editor

October 28, 2014

Election

Tana Senn brings family-oriented view to Olympia

I write to you today to whole-heartedly endorse Tana Senn for State Representative for the 41st District.

She embodies the values that are important to me and my family. As a working mom of two school-aged children, Tana understands the needs and stresses placed on many families in our region, and is able to bring a family-oriented view to Olympia.

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