December 9, 2014
Last week, some fast food workers demonstrated in favor of a $15 per hour minimum wage. But now is not the time for Issaquah to consider jumping on the bandwagon.
Issaquah has a front row seat to see how Seattle is affected by the $15 minimum wage. We should watch and see whether the experiment will turn out the way Seattle hopes or if there will be unintended consequences.
November 25, 2014
Rule change needed public transparency
On Nov. 18, The Issaquah Press carried an article by Tom Corrigan, about a new sign outside the Issaquah Community Hall, prohibiting outdoor eating of meals served in the hall. As a private citizen, I write this letter in support of Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act.
July 29, 2014
Relay for Life
Group is still needing funds to make its goal
On May 31, members from our community took to the track at Issaquah High School for Issaquah’s 2014 Relay For Life. As always, it was those involved who made this year’s Relay For Life an outstanding event and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
“Thank you” doesn’t seem enough for what the community gave to Relay For Life this year. We are so grateful for: the planning team made of volunteers who spent the year organizing the event; the team captains and team members who raised money and awareness for cancer research during the Relay season; our day of event volunteers who helped set up and prepare; and our sponsors and community businesses that made generous donations.
May 13, 2014
Make your opinion heard about Gilman development
How many of you who witnessed the 2009 (and 1996 and 1990) flooding around Lombardi’s thought that the best solution for that site would be to add three five-story buildings, 400 automobiles and 600 residents? And with no requirement to do anything to keep the site from flooding again?
January 7, 2014
Minimum wage talk starts good discussion
Income equality is the driving force behind the much talked about potential for a $15 minimum wage across the state. The $15 question was put to a vote in the city of SeaTac in November and narrowly passed.
Washington state currently has the highest state minimum wage in the nation, which increases with inflation and stands at $9.32 this year.
While we believe every worker should have the right to a decent wage, the $15/hour equates to $31,200 annually, not even the $41,000/year estimated as a living wage for a family of four in King County. So why stop at $15?