Question of the week — vaccinations

February 17, 2015

How do you feel about vaccines? Are they necessary? Or should people have a choice about what shots they and their children get?

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

Home Country — Be creative to beat your winter blues

February 17, 2015

It might have been the winter doldrums that did it. You can never be sure of these things.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

It’s just that … well, Doc is one of those guys who can’t stand to see anyone bored. He claims it’s bad for their inner chemistry, and since he has more initials after his name than anyone else in town, we tend to listen to him.

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Editorial — Help end domestic and sexual assault

February 10, 2015

Violence against women is on the rise, and that’s true for women and girls.

February is Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The highest rate of victimization for abuse and sexual assault occurs between the ages of 16 and 24, according to Break the Cycle’s CEO Amy Sanchez.

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Off The Press — Go all the way or don’t go at all

February 10, 2015

According to Random House Dictionary, the word fan is a noun meaning “an enthusiastic devotee, follower or admirer of a sport, pastime, celebrity, etc.: a baseball fan; a great fan of Charlie Chaplin.”

Kathleen Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen Merrill
Press managing editor

Its synonyms are supporter, enthusiast, partisan, booster, addict.

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Question of the week — Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2015

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?

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To the Editor

February 10, 2015

Skate park

Amount for budget has always been $350,000

Issaquah City Council members do not debate opinions in the press, but I must correct a statement attributed to my fellow Councilman Joshua Schaer. It is factually incorrect, and may misinform skate park advocates.

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Home Country — Enjoy the gift of snow whenever it comes

February 10, 2015

Somehow the snow is a little like Christmas. We can expect it. We can listen to the television weather and expect it. But still, when it comes it’s like a gift a wonderful unwrapped gift, because it is the wrapping.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

Doc found it when he turned on the porch light before dawn and the sheer whiteness of it came to him, and he smiled and let the cup of coffee warm his hands and the coffee itself warm his insides.

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Editorial — Skate park a good start for teen-safe locations

February 3, 2015

It looks like construction for a new skate park in Issaquah will start this year. But it also looks like it will be smaller than supporters had hoped for.

The City Council has approved $350,000 for the new park, which may be built in stages, so supporters could end up with what they want down the road.

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Question of the week — week of Feb. 4, 2015

February 3, 2015

Give us some ideas for recreation for young people.

If you were going to have something new for kids to do in the city, what would it be? Email your ideas to editor@isspress.com.

Responses will be printed in future issues.

Off The Press — Decompression tips for distraught 12s

February 3, 2015

After the James Cameron movie “Titanic” became a big box office smash, one of the popular memes that soon followed was a slogan T-shirt that said “The boat sank. Get over it!”

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

Today, as Monday gets underway here at the office the day after the Super Bowl and coworkers endlessly debate the pass play at the end, I want to climb on a desk and announce, “It’s just a football game. Get over it!”

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