Cartoon — Aug. 6, 2015

August 5, 2015

NEW — 11:54 a.m. Aug. 5, 2015

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Home Country — Beware cracker packets during philosophical arguments

August 5, 2015

NEW — 11:37 a.m. Aug. 5, 2015

Doc was the first one in at the Mule Barn truck stop this morning, so he got to pick, and he chose the round table instead of the philosophy counter. If you asked him why, he couldn’t tell you, but some days are just round table days, while others lend themselves to counter proposals.

In 15 minutes, the round table had a quorum of homespun philosophers, practical jokers and scientific greatness.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

“Puts me in mind,” said Bert, “of the time we were in the mountains and I was suddenly surrounded by a mountain lion.” Read more

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Editorial — Help children succeed with Tools 4 School

July 29, 2015

NEW — 11:13 a.m. July 29, 2015

Before you know it, summer will be over and children will head back to school.

And although it’s an exciting time for the many children who get new clothes and school supplies, it’s a tense time for families who don’t have the money for such things.

That’s where Tools 4 School comes in.

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Off The Press — In the summer of love a little rain must fall

July 29, 2015

NEW — 11:10 a.m. July 29, 2015

So, you think we’re having a dry summer? Yes, you would be right, and it’s not even August yet. But let me share a personal story of what it’s like to be under the other shoe when it drops.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

It’s the summer of 1986, and after four years of dating and a three-year engagement, my wife is finally ready to set a date for marriage.

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Cartoon — July 30, 2015

July 29, 2015

NEW — 11:08 a.m. July 29, 2015

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To the Editor — July 30, 2015

July 29, 2015

NEW — 11:08 a.m. July 29, 2015

Election

Vote to re-elect Paul Winterstein to Issaquah City Council

My vote will be cast to retain Paul Winterstein for Issaquah City Council. Paul has served the city of Issaquah well as council president. He is devoted to retaining the small-town charm we Issaquah residents love and many of us moved here for. That’s why Sunset Magazine voted us “Best Burb.”

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Home Country — The Olympic Games aren’t all they’re cracked up to be

July 29, 2015

NEW — 11:02 a.m. July 29, 2015

Whenever Delbert McLain — our chamber of commerce here — gets a new idea, he generally shows up at the Mule Barn for coffee. He likes to try the ideas out on bonafide members of the world dilemma think tank before springing them on the world.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

“What I’m thinking, guys, is this,” he said, “We need to bring the Olympic Games here to the valley!”

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Editorial — The Issaquah Press primary endorsements

July 23, 2015

Local voters already should have received mail-in ballots for the upcoming primary election for the Issaquah City Council. Voters have two primary races to decide, with the top two vote getters in each race continuing to the general election in November.

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Off The Press — Does Caitlyn Jenner really deserve an award for courage?

July 23, 2015

There’s no question that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have to have courage in a world where fears and stereotypes about their so-called “lifestyle” still run rampant.

Neil Pierson Press reporter

Neil Pierson
Press reporter

When Caitlyn Jenner stepped to the podium at last week’s ESPY Awards in Los Angeles and delivered a stirring speech, it was an important moment for American society in acknowledging transgender people, that they deserve the same rights and respect as anyone else.

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Cartoon — July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015

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