Editorial — Everyone can help keep motorcyclists safe

May 12, 2015

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the Department of Licensing, Washington Traffic Safety Commission, Washington State Patrol and the Washington State Department of Transportation have teamed up to remind drivers of cars, trucks and buses to look out for, and share the road with, motorcycle riders.

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Off The Press — Don’t forget to nominate your hero

May 12, 2015

They come in all shapes and sizes.

Kathleen Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen Merrill
Press managing editor

They build water wells, schools, homes and churches in foreign countries. They make quilts or sweaters or socks or wigs for people with cancer. They give their time to animals at local animal shelters, help victims of domestic violence and give up birthday presents, instead asking that they go to others.

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Cartoon — May 13, 2015

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To the Editor — May 13, 2015

May 12, 2015

Student sleep

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.

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Home Country — Not everyone appreciates a sharp idea

May 12, 2015

Delbert’s at it again. You know Delbert McLain, our local chamber of commerce? He’s the guy who wants to bring lots of people here so the place isn’t quite as nice as it is now.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

Well, ol’ Delbert zipped into the Mule Barn truck stop the other day, plopped down at the empty Round Table, and motioned for those of us at the philosophy counter to join him. We did.

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Editorial — People care about the little things

May 5, 2015

In the past 10 years at The Issaquah Press, one topic has received the most website comments, the most letters to the editor and the most phone calls.

The police shootout with a gunman at Clark Elementary School? Elections? Annexations? Plastic bag ban? Growth? Development? Traffic?

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Off The Press — Air travel is for the birds

May 5, 2015

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, and I’m surely not alone in feeling this way, but going away to a foreign city or a secluded beach resort would be a lot more enjoyable if it weren’t for those pesky airports.

Neil Pierson Press reporter

Neil Pierson
Press reporter

Unfortunately, we haven’t invented a more efficient mode of transportation, like those rocket ships sci-fi master Robert Heinlein envisioned. And even if we had, they would certainly fall under the governance of everyone’s favorite bureaucracy — the Transportation Security Administration.

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Cartoon — May 6, 2015

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To the Editor — May 6, 2015

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.

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Home Country — Being a hands-on supervisor can be a good thing

May 5, 2015

Doc saw Dewey the other day, supervising as Windy Wilson unloaded a dump truck of manure into a huge bin on a vacant lot.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

“I’ll go persecute some more, Dewey,” Windy said, and drove off toward the feedlot.

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