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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Cartoon — April 1, 2015

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On Further Review — Life is relaxed without March Madness stress

March 31, 2015

This may come as a big surprise to readers who know me as a sports-loving lunatic, but I didn’t participate this year in a time-honored tradition — filling out a bracket for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Neil Pierson Review reporter

Neil Pierson
Review reporter

Why, you might ask, would I decide to do such a whacky thing? Hasn’t the whole March Madness thing spread to all corners of our society, where even Fran the lunch lady or Pete the computer geek — people who never follow sports — are now waxing poetic on the virtues of the Butler Bulldogs, Louisville Cardinals and Wichita State Shockers?

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Editorial — Fido needs a leash when on our trails

March 25, 2015

King County Sheriff’s deputies have recently added dog duty to the list of things they monitor while they’re patrolling the trails and parks.

It’s the law: Dogs must be leashed when we take them along on our hikes.

That goes not just for the county but also for hiking trails on the Department of Natural Resources lands, Washington State Parks and National Forests.

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Cartoon — March 28, 2015

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Letters to the Editor — March 28, 2015

March 25, 2015

Slow down, drive responsibly and save lives

Sammamish is about to get more crowded.

Notice the number of new houses going in around you. Each house represents additional traffic and potential congestion. With all this increased traffic, it’s important that we slow down and obey the speed limits and traffic signs.

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Editorial — Give an hour a week to help a local child

March 17, 2015

Children of all ages are one of our most valuable resources.

They’re the ones who will grow up and inherit this planet. They will also be the ones to try to repair problems that people before them have created or not been able to fix.

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Cartoon — week of March 18, 2015

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Letters to the Editor

March 17, 2015

Trail is for everyone’s use

I’m glad the East Lake Sammamish Trail is being improved, because I love to walk there, but I do have a worry. When the trail was gravel, it was possible for walkers to hear bicyclists coming up from behind and get out of their way. On the new smooth surface, approaching bicycles may be almost silent.

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Editorial — House needs to keep transportation package moving

March 10, 2015

The state Senate, after two years of frustrated effort, has passed a $15 billion transportation package. Its 11 measures — a mix of reforms and revenue — are key to relieving traffic congestion with investments in transit and roads, and maintaining the state’s existing highways and bridges.

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