To the Editor — week of Nov. 26

November 25, 2014

Meals program

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.

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Author Hank Thomas examines history, demise of government

November 4, 2014

There seems to be an unwritten rule among friends, whether at the poker table or out on the golf course — don’t talk politics.

By David Hayes Hank Thomas, of Issaquah, disheartened by the ‘vitriol’ of the 2012 elections, hit the Internet to research the Founding Fathers’ original intent for our government. The result was his book, ‘A Broken Sausage Grinder: Is Our Government Fundamentally Flawed?’

By David Hayes
Hank Thomas, of Issaquah, disheartened by the ‘vitriol’ of the 2012 elections, hit the Internet to research the Founding Fathers’ original intent for our government. The result was his book, ‘A Broken Sausage Grinder: Is Our Government Fundamentally Flawed?’

Hank Thomas would like to change that.

The retired Boeing engineer has had plenty of time to take up the new hobby of golf in his retirement. As the longtime Issaquah resident, and one-time member of the Issaquah City Council, strives to get better each time out on the links, he said ever since the 2011-12 presidential election run up, the political vitriol in the nation has gotten worse.

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Local man joins Occupy Seattle protest

November 15, 2011

The ongoing demonstrations at Occupy Seattle and other Occupy Wall Street-inspired rallies launched a national discussion about economic and social equality.

The local demonstration also attracted Reece Allawatt, a Sammamish resident, Eastside Catholic High School alumnus and recent Gonzaga University graduate.

“It’s like the Constitution says. It’s ‘we the people.’ We’re the ones who have the power,” he said. “If we don’t like the way that our representatives are representing us as a people, then we have the right to voice our dissent.”

In between LSAT preparation and part-time jobs, Allawatt joined the crowd at Occupy Seattle.

“Some of us Occupys have real jobs that we actually have to take part in,” he quipped.

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Register to vote in person by Monday for Aug. 17 primary

August 3, 2010

NEW — 8 a.m. Aug. 3, 2010

Though ballots must be postmarked or dropped off by Aug. 17, residents can still register to vote in the primary election.

People can register in-person at the King County Elections office in Tukwila, 9010 E. Marginal Way S., by 4:30 p.m. Monday. Learn more about the registration process here.

King County Elections Director Sherril Huff forecast 45 percent turnout in the all-mail primary. Secretary of State Sam Reed, the top elections official in Washington, predicted 38 percent turnout statewide.

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Issaquah Tax Day Tea Party / April 15, 2009

April 15, 2009