Home Country — Thank you to those who dance through our lives

June 25, 2015

Mrs. Doc watched the dancers swirl around the cleared hardwood floor of the Legion hall, and smiled to see her husband Doc waltzing with Ardis Fisher. But Mrs. Doc was never one to sit out a waltz, so she looked around at the menu.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

Over in the corner, smiling and tapping his foot, was Pop Walker. Pop and several other residents of the Rest of Your Life retirement home were there to enjoy the dance and celebrate the arrival of summer.  Pop has a hard time with his memory these days, but always forgets things with a smile.

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Editorial — Capital-gains tax is best education funding option

June 17, 2015

A capital-gains tax is the best option on the table to fully fund education in Washington state.

Senate leaders have agreed on a bipartisan proposal to meet the state’s constitutional obligation to fully fund basic education and provide an equitable education for all students. They also agree more revenue will be needed — about $3.5 billion every two years — but now need to decide where it should come from.

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Off The Press — Sports coverage gets a much-needed boost

June 17, 2015

Our readership has surely noticed that local sports coverage hasn’t been the same since Bob Taylor left The Issaquah Press a few years ago.

Neil Pierson Press reporter

Neil Pierson
Press reporter

Just like every other business, money dictates how we do things, and we’ve had to cut back on reporting staff and editorial space. It’s unfortunate, because the people and organizations who comprise our communities deserve better. I never knew Taylor, but from what I’ve heard, his work was greatly valued and proved irreplaceable after his retirement.

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Cartoon — June 18, 2015

June 17, 2015

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To the Editor — June 18, 2015

June 17, 2015

McNugget

Appreciating all creatures great and small

I wish to acknowledge, even if belatedly, the thoughtful article about McNugget written by Christina Corrales-Toy recently. She, along with Kathleen Merrill’s commentary and photos provided by Greg Farrar, captured the feelings of the Issaquah community so well.

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Home Country — One man’s noise is another man’s music

June 17, 2015

“You’re awfully quiet this morning, Steve,” Dud said to his buddy, the cowboy with the haystack mustache.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

“No sleep,” Steve mumbled, his chin propped on his hands.

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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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