Off The Press — Does Caitlyn Jenner really deserve an award for courage?

July 23, 2015

There’s no question that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have to have courage in a world where fears and stereotypes about their so-called “lifestyle” still run rampant.

Neil Pierson Press reporter

Neil Pierson
Press reporter

When Caitlyn Jenner stepped to the podium at last week’s ESPY Awards in Los Angeles and delivered a stirring speech, it was an important moment for American society in acknowledging transgender people, that they deserve the same rights and respect as anyone else.

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Affordable health screenings coming to Issaquah on July 24

July 23, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 23, 2015

Residents living in and around Issaquah can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

Bellewood Retirement Living, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E., will host the community event July 24.

Screenings can check for:

  • The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.
  • HDL and LDL cholesterol levels.
  • Diabetes risk.
  • Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis.
  • Kidney and thyroid function, and more.

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Editorial — Raise smoking age to 21 to save lives

March 31, 2015

Tobacco addiction is the leading cause of preventable deaths in Washington, causing about 8,300 residents to die each year. Annual health costs now surpass $2.8 billion.

The best way to combat this crisis is to raise the legal smoking age to 21, as the Washington State Legislature is considering with SHB 1458. Attorney General Bob Ferguson requested the bill, and science supports his efforts.

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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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Honorary residency

March 4, 2014

Issaquah residents try their hand at heart surgery

By Greg Farrar Sarah Paulson (far right), of Issaquah, watches as Swedish Hospital echocardiographer David Diedrick displays the ultrasound of a student volunteer’s pumping heart for Paulson and two other participants at the Heart Surgeon for a Day event.

By Greg Farrar
Sarah Paulson (far right), of Issaquah, watches as Swedish Hospital echocardiographer David Diedrick displays the ultrasound of a student volunteer’s pumping heart for Paulson and two other participants at the Heart Surgeon for a Day event.

Some wear their hearts on their sleeves and some want a closer look.

Two Issaquah residents joined 20 people chosen for Swedish Hospital’s Heart Surgeon for a Day event Feb. 26. Swedish invited Olivia Frangos and Sarah Paulson, who completed online applications, to the Seattle Science Foundation for a day of hands-on heart surgeon education.

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