Cartoon — July 16, 2015

July 16, 2015

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To the Editor — July 16, 2015

July 16, 2015

Education standards

Students helped prepare for real world with high-stakes testing

Why on earth would you demand a lowering of standards for our high school students by removing high-stakes testing? This is in conflict with what is expected to compete and perform in the real world.

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Home Country — Sounds like a personal problem to me

July 16, 2015

“Bert looks good this morning, Doc,” Dud said, quietly. Three stools down the counter, Bert smiled and said, “Yes, I certainly do!”

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

We turned toward our old pal. “You heard that?”

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Editorial — Be a safe driver, not a dangerous one

July 9, 2015

School is out and that means one thing — children are everywhere you look during the hours they used to be in school.

What does that mean?

It’s up to every one of us to keep them safe.

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Off The Press — Cool ideas for when it’s hot outside

July 9, 2015

It’s too hot outside, you say?

Kathleen Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen Merrill
Press managing editor

For many people, it very well may be too hot.

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Cartoon — July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

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To the Editor — July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

Recycling center

Residents still need the  center, will miss convenience

Our household is saddened by the news of the closure of the Issaquah Recycling Center. Not all of us here on the outskirts of the city have the luxury of curbside recycling, so a stop at the recycling center had become a near-weekly stop to unload cardboard, plastic, glass, newspapers and more.

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Home Country — Sometimes you have to hold fast to your opinion

July 9, 2015

Windy Wilson was on the prowl, this beautiful Independence Day morning, searching the neighborhood for something to do for others. He decided to let his weekly day helping others come on the Fourth this week, because he was feeling very American.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

Let’s see … he thought … I can circumlocute over to Mrs. Hennessey’s and see if her flower garden needs weeding. She’s got very close veins and the sugar diabeets, and getting around ain’t easy.

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Editorial — Be safe in the water in this warm weather

July 2, 2015

Leading up to the long Independence Day weekend, Eastside Fire & Rescue officials are urging everyone to be extremely careful when heading out on the water.

Pine Lake, Beaver Lake, Rattlesnake Lake, Lake Joy, Lake Kathleen, Lake McDonald and Lake Sammamish, along with the Snoqualmie River and its tributaries, attract lots of recreationalists, especially this time of year.

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Off The Press — Gun ownership debate rages on for the racists, crazies

July 2, 2015

A little over a month ago, I wrote a column about how maybe, just maybe, fear of the easy availability of guns, not outright racism, was responsible for the shooting by police of an apparently unarmed black couple in my native Cleveland.

Tom Corrigan Press reporter

Tom Corrigan
Press reporter

All in all, the “peacekeepers” in blue peppered the couple’s car with 137 shots. One officer jumped on the roof of the stopped car and fired 15 of those shots through the windshield. For some reason (sarcasm alert,) he was prosecuted (unsuccessfully) instead of held up as a hero.

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