Editorial — Don’t leave children, dogs to die in hot cars

June 10, 2015

It must be horrible to be trapped in a very hot, small space, yearning for water, gasping for air and begging to be released.

Despite the fact that scenario will horrify most readers, every single summer, police get calls about children and dogs trapped in hot cars.

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Off The Press — When does a life’s phase become an obsession?

June 10, 2015

I’ve been through many phases in my life, but nothing as dramatic as Bruce Jenner’s new phase, mind you.

David Hayes Press reporter

David Hayes
Press reporter

There was that 10-year period right out of high school where I served my country in the Navy.

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Cartoon — June 11, 2015

June 10, 2015

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To the Editor — June 11, 2015

June 10, 2015

Candidates

Tim Flood for City Council

I’ve had the opportunity over the last few weeks to talk to Tim Flood about issues in the city and his candidacy for Issaquah City Council. I am interested in the way Tim desires to represent the citizens of Issaquah. He wants to bring balance to development and transportation improvements to protect citizens from further traffic congestion.

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Home Country — Immerse yourself in the world of junk

June 10, 2015

I’ve discovered the wonderful world of petty mail-order junk. I love it.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

A computer is a grand tool for opening the world of spending petty cash for a guy, but it’s not really essential. You can do without one if you just get on the catalog list. The simplest way to do that is to send away for a catalog, listing your address and name, of course, but beneath your name add the title “Purchasing Coordinator.”

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Editorial — Celebrate safely this graduation season

June 3, 2015

You did it, grads!

You endured the tests, the homework, the projects, the classes, the early start times and the occasional sleepless night to get to this point — right here, right now, the finish line is in sight.

Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high school seniors will receive their diplomas June 12 at Safeco Field. Tiger Mountain Community High School seniors will celebrate graduation June 11 at the school.

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Off The Press — All lives mattered to Dr. Martin Luther King

June 3, 2015

You had to have been living in a pretty secluded bunker somewhere not to have heard recently about shootings involving police and the subsequent riots complete with the rallying cry, “No justice, no peace.”

Tom Corrigan Press reporter

Tom Corrigan
Press reporter

Echoing from sea to shining sea, unrest over alleged police misdeeds has ripped through plenty of places: Ferguson (Missouri), Baltimore and, of course, close to home, in Olympia, where police opened fire on youths who allegedly attacked them with skateboards. All of these incidents have a racial twinge, as the police were mostly white and the dead and injured were all black.

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Cartoon — June 4, 2015

June 3, 2015

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To the Editor — June 4, 2015

June 3, 2015

Thank you

Many people made Relay for Life a success

On May 9, our community took to the track at Issaquah High School for Issaquah’s 2015 Relay For Life. For 20 hours, we celebrated cancer survivors, remembered those no longer with us and learned about how we can continue to fight back against cancer. This year’s Relay For Life was an outstanding event, made possible by everyone involved.

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Home Country — Summer brings out the best in us

June 3, 2015

It is the heat that defines us this time of year. Defines our sweaty days with the brassy skies and afternoons that make us clamor for shade. The heat gives us an excuse to make June the biggest beer-drinking month of the year and returns certain words to our vocabularies: cooler pads, swampers, squirrel cages.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

The days themselves aren’t much fun, and we pity those who spend the days working outdoors, even as we envied them in the soft warmth of spring. The heat is an entity now, an oppressive, overbearing beast that weighs on our brains and taxes our body.

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