Editorial — It’s your city; get involved in decisions

February 24, 2015

People are upset about the East Lake Sammamish Trail. And about subdivisions being built or considered.

Trees have been cut down for no reason, some people say.

The trail is too wide in spots for no reason, some people say.

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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?

Do you already attend them? If so, why? If not, why not?

Letters to the Editor — week of Feb. 25, 2015

February 24, 2015

Support local events when they happen

On Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, the Sammamish Arts Commission sponsored an incredible chamber music concert by the group Simple Measures. The program was very poorly attended.

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Editorial — Negligent parents endanger all of us

February 17, 2015

We Americans have gotten too lax about vaccinations.

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.

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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.

Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2015

More than an hour is much too long

When our son turned 3 and received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, our family went through a series of difficult transitions.

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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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Question of the Week — Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2015

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Do you enjoy the candy and flowers, or do you wish Cupid’s arrow could double back and hit him?

Share that with us or tell us about your best or worst Valentine’s Day. Email your answers to editor@isspress.com and we’ll run them in future issues.

Letters to the Editor — week of Feb. 11, 2015

February 10, 2015

Seahawks

Turn your fan fervor to your own life or that of others

I was inspired by the fervor we all applied to the Seahawks. Our entire region collectively joined hands in unity for a single cause. The amounts of time, energy and money spent was prodigious, and grew to a loud roar by Sunday afternoon.

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On Further Review — Don’t take your eyes off a kid in the bath

February 10, 2015

We all know you should never take your eyes off your kids in the bath. But, there comes a time when you put your 4-year-old in the bath and 90 percent of the time sit on the toilet and watch them play.

Sandra Collins

Sandra Collins

Then….with the bathroom door open, you run and put a load of laundry in and come right back. Then, you sprint down the hall, throw it in the dryer and come right back. Well, this day the phone rang. It was my friend and next-door neighbor. We can chat anytime, anywhere about anything.

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