Answer of the week — vaccinations

March 3, 2015

Getting vaccinated should be a personal choice, period.

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Home Country — Some gourds are better than others

March 3, 2015

“It’s all watermelon’s fault,” said Steve, shaking his head and sliding in to the philosophy counter.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

He nodded at Loretta while flipping his mug to the upright and fillable position. She brought the pot and filled it.

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Question of the week — Relay For Life

March 3, 2015

What’s your favorite story about the Issaquah Relay For Life?

Email your response to editor@isspress.com. Responses will be printed in future issues.

Editorial — Get involved before decisions are made

February 24, 2015

People are upset about the elimination of City  Arborist Alan Haywood’s position.

He has been taking care of Issaquah’s trees and plant life for nearly 30 years.

Who will speak for the trees now?

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Off The Press — Welcome to a world with free speech, North Korea

February 24, 2015

My arrival was massively late, but last week I finally got around to seeing “The Interview,” the highly controversial film that landed Sony Pictures Entertainment in hot water with the North Korean government.

Neil Pierson Press reporter

Neil Pierson
Press reporter

In case you missed it — and chances are you have, since the movie was distributed to only a small handful of theaters nationwide — “The Interview” stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as farcical journalists who visit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Their stated purpose is an exclusive, televised interview, but the CIA has sent them in for an assassination attempt.

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Question of the week — getting involved in your city

February 24, 2015

Getting involved in your city is important. What would make you attend more public hearings about various issues?

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To the Editor — week of Feb. 25, 2015

February 24, 2015

Traffic

How about reinstating the bypass?

It is amazing — the Issaquah City Council is concerned about the front street rush hour traffic!

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Home Country — A hoax can be good for beating the winter blues

February 24, 2015

When Steve and Dud got up to go get a paper, it left just Doc and Bert sitting at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn truck stop.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

Bert turned his head and smirked a little, being careful not to let Doc see him. Doc also didn’t see Dud outside, punching in a number on his cell phone while Steve stood by as a cheerleader.

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Editorial — Negligent parents endanger all of us

February 17, 2015

As a society, we Americans have gotten too lax about vaccinations.

The recent news stories about measles cases spreading throughout the country show we’ve fallen down on the job of educating parents about how important immunizations are to our children.

Too many people apparently think these vaccinations against what were once classic childhood diseases are an option. They should be mandatory.

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Off The Press — How many shades of grey lead to success?

February 17, 2015

The inevitable success of the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” (box office returns were not available at the time we went to press) got me thinking.

David Hayes Press reporter

David Hayes
Press reporter

The movie is based on a trilogy of books which themselves originated as a fan fiction ode to the characters of “Twilght” vampire novels. Author E.L. James became affectionately nicknamed “mommy porn,” as they provided soccer moms with a fantasical outlet for unrequited desires.

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