Editorial — Tell customers about data breaches quickly

April 28, 2015

Premera’s decision to wait six weeks before notifying state authorities and customers about a major cyber attack on its system was inexcusable.

This is the same insurance giant that was warned by federal auditors last year that its network security procedures were inadequate. Customers entrusted Premera with their most personal information, from bank accounts and Social Security numbers to home addresses and medical records.

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Off The Press — You’ll hear no tall tales from Mariners’ Rick Rizzs

April 28, 2015

How many of us actually end up doing what we’ve always dreamed of since we were kids?

David Hayes Press reporter

David Hayes
Press reporter

I love what I’m doing, but I kinda grew into it. My mom likes to joke I always wanted to be a brain surgeon. I guess I gave that up when I found out how hard it would actually be.

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Cartoon — April 29, 2015

April 28, 2015

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To the Editor — April 29, 2015

April 28, 2015

Healthcare

Everyone should have basic medical care

“There’s something sick about healthcare,” by Tom Corrigan, in the April 15, 2015, edition of The Issaquah Press was both informative and inspirational to read.

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Home Country — Fishing is important even if there isn’t water

April 28, 2015

It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass flyrod he’d ordered. Oh, it was used, of course. But there’s a feel to a Fenwick that only a man dedicated to a life of using dry flies can appreciate.

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Editorial — Vote yes to upgrade emergency radio system

April 21, 2015

The current system of emergency radio communication for King County’s police, fire and emergency services is nearly 20 years old and unfit for the size of our area. It’s time for an upgrade, and Proposition 1 provides the funds needed.

Vote yes on Proposition 1 because there is universal agreement, even by opponents of Proposition 1, that the need for a better, newer regional emergency radio network is real.

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Off The Press — Influence the Choice videos amaze, inspire

April 21, 2015

There were 11 winners, but if you ask me, everyone who entered the 2015 Influence The Choice Student Video Contest were winners.

Kathleen Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen Merrill
Press managing editor

In this year’s contest, from Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, 260 students participated in producing 100 videos. Those entries represented 959 creating hours!

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Cartoon — April 22, 2015

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To the Editor — April 22, 2015

April 21, 2015

Council candidates

Decide what you want to do and how before filing

As a former Issaquah council member, I would like to add my support to Nina Milligan’s letter to prospective council candidates. In addition to what she said, I would add that council members find quickly that if they got involved because of a specific issue they want to push, that whatever is their issue it will be maybe 5 percent of the time they spend for the city.

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Home Country — Teaching a horse to calm down is slow business

April 21, 2015

Steve, the tall cowboy of us philosophy types, was riding a young horse through town the other day to get him used to “boogers.”

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

To gentle a horse, he explained, you give them something to booger at, and then talk them out of it. You keep coming up with new boogers and calming the horse until screaming fire engines and jet exhaust are no problem at all.

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