Editorial — Legislature needs to reach consensus on transportation

May 27, 2015

State legislators are closer than they’ve been in years to reaching a deal to fix the state’s aging transportation infrastructure. They must not get bogged down by ideology and let slip this opportunity to create jobs and make roads safer.

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Cartoon — May 28, 2015

May 27, 2015

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Letters to the Editor — May 28, 2015

May 27, 2015

Where is the balance between growth and beauty?

I am new to the area. I moved here with my wife just a few months ago.

Sammamish is a beautiful place and we absolutely love the green, natural space it has to offer. Local trails such as Duthie Hill Bike Park and Soaring Eagle keep the community both healthy and in touch with the natural landscape.

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Editorial — Freedom isn’t free; thank a veteran for it

May 20, 2015

Freedom is not free.

The cost is men’s and women’s lives. And blood and guts. And arms and legs. And hearing and sight. And brains and other organs.

Men and women have given their lives and paid in many other ways for this country’s freedom since it began.

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Cartoon — May 21, 2015

May 20, 2015

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Letters to the Editor — May 21, 2015

May 20, 2015

Work together on development, growth

I’m frustrated at what seems to have become a major trend — homeowners’ associations appealing new subdivisions with what seems a knee-jerk reaction to change.

This is an un-neighborly “not in my back yard” attitude that is hard to understand from associations that benefited from city standards to allow their creation.

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Editorial — Tell customers about data breaches quickly

May 13, 2015

Premera’s decision to wait six weeks before notifying state authorities and customers about a major cyber attack on its system was inexcusable.

This is the same insurance giant that was warned by federal auditors last year that its network security procedures were inadequate. Customers entrusted Premera with their most personal information, from bank accounts and Social Security numbers to home addresses and medical records.

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Cartoon — May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015

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On Further Review — Why do people volunteer?

May 13, 2015

Each volunteer has his or her own personal reason as to why he or she is prompted to perform goodwill. Each with his or her own interesting and unique story. I know of many generous folks in my neighborhood alone.

Sandra Collins

Sandra Collins

Last night, my neighbor stopped by to pick up her mail after returning from Nicaragua where she, her husband and some church friends spent seven days supporting a poverty-stricken community. She came back with a renewed appreciation for how truly lucky we are. I have lived here for 17 years and have witnessed their calling to community service since day one.

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Editorial — Spare some time for school children

May 5, 2015

Lake Washington School District students are working hard to achieve personal success in school.

But you can help them do more by sharing your time through LINKS, which is in its seventh year of helping students with funding provided by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation.

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