Home Country — It’s time to breathe in the freshness of spring

March 10, 2015

“Whenever we get tired of breathing the same air,” said Doc, “along comes spring.”

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

“Yep,” Dud said. “I breathed some this morning that came from the next state. I could taste at least two mountain ranges in it as well as a coal-burning whatchamacallit.”

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Editorial — Join the fight against cancer in Relay for Life

March 3, 2015

Cancer.

It’s a dreaded word and a deadly disease.

More than 1 million people in the United States get cancer each year. You likely know someone who has battled the disease. You may have known someone who has died from some form of it.

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Off The Press — In a world of vengeance, forgiveness is the key

March 3, 2015

It seems as if the ability to forgive others is disappearing from the face of the earth.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

Maybe I’m becoming a worse driver as I become an old fart, but it seems lately as if more and more people are laying on their horns with a “Beeeep” if I don’t sprint into the road the instant the light turns green.

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Cartoon — week of March 4, 2015

March 3, 2015

Arborist Cartoon 20150304

To the Editor — week of March 4, 2015

March 3, 2015

Traffic

Not having any money is the real issue

Ken Sessler has once again profounded about traffic and the Southeast Bypass. Ken, tell us something we don’t know about traffic in Issaquah.

The dearth of good north/south routes on the Eastside is historic in nature and if only we had a time machine to travel back in time to solve that problem back then, whenever “then” was.

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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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