Question of the week — getting involved in your city

February 24, 2015

Getting involved in your city is important. What would make you attend more public hearings about various issues?

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To the Editor — week of Feb. 25, 2015

February 24, 2015

Traffic

How about reinstating the bypass?

It is amazing — the Issaquah City Council is concerned about the front street rush hour traffic!

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Home Country — A hoax can be good for beating the winter blues

February 24, 2015

When Steve and Dud got up to go get a paper, it left just Doc and Bert sitting at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn truck stop.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

Bert turned his head and smirked a little, being careful not to let Doc see him. Doc also didn’t see Dud outside, punching in a number on his cell phone while Steve stood by as a cheerleader.

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Editorial — Negligent parents endanger all of us

February 17, 2015

As a society, we Americans have gotten too lax about vaccinations.

The recent news stories about measles cases spreading throughout the country show we’ve fallen down on the job of educating parents about how important immunizations are to our children.

Too many people apparently think these vaccinations against what were once classic childhood diseases are an option. They should be mandatory.

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Off The Press — How many shades of grey lead to success?

February 17, 2015

The inevitable success of the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” (box office returns were not available at the time we went to press) got me thinking.

David Hayes Press reporter

David Hayes
Press reporter

The movie is based on a trilogy of books which themselves originated as a fan fiction ode to the characters of “Twilght” vampire novels. Author E.L. James became affectionately nicknamed “mommy porn,” as they provided soccer moms with a fantasical outlet for unrequited desires.

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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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