Editorial — Be safe in the water in this warm weather

July 2, 2015

Leading up to the long Independence Day weekend, Eastside Fire & Rescue officials are urging everyone to be extremely careful when heading out on the water.

Pine Lake, Beaver Lake, Rattlesnake Lake, Lake Joy, Lake Kathleen, Lake McDonald and Lake Sammamish, along with the Snoqualmie River and its tributaries, attract a lot of recreationalists, especially this time of year.

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Cartoon — July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

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Letters to the Editor — July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

Proper procedure was followed in council meeting

The election is approaching, and over the next few months, letters to the editor will appear extolling one candidate or another. The worst will distort the record and then attack someone.

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Editorial — Summer safety tips for while you’re away

June 25, 2015

It’s official. School is out, summer is here and people are heading out for vacation.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics study, “Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends,” household larceny and burglary occurs at higher rates during the summer than during other seasons.

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Cartoon — June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

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Letters to the Editor — June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

Look for council candidates who work well with others

I strongly believe our nation and the individual states have survived and thrived as a result of key foundational principles of governing that were outlined by our Founding Fathers nearly 240 years ago.

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Editorial — Lawmakers: Fund education with capital-gains tax

June 17, 2015

A capital-gains tax is the best option on the table to fully fund education in Washington state.

Senate leaders have agreed on a bipartisan proposal to meet the state’s constitutional obligation to fully fund basic education and provide an equitable education for all students. They also agree more revenue will be needed — about $3.5 billion every two years — but now need to decide where it should come from.

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Cartoon — June 18, 2015

June 17, 2015

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Letters to the Editor — June 18, 2015

June 17, 2015

All citizens should be treated fairly

In the May 18 Committee of the Whole meeting, Mayor Tom Vance allowed yet another breach of meeting protocol that should not be duplicated.

Mark Cross, who should be well-versed on procedure, having been mayor at one time, asked to make a comment pertaining to the Klahanie annexation timeline well outside of public comment. Vance obliged Cross’ request, and allowed him to inject his commentary.

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Editorial — Don’t leave kids, dogs in hot cars

June 10, 2015

It must be horrible to be trapped in a very hot, small space, yearning for water, gasping for air and begging to be released.

Despite the fact that scenario will horrify most readers, every single summer, police get calls about children and dogs trapped in hot cars.

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