On Further Review — My turquoise Sunbeam Mixmaster is priceless

January 6, 2015

I never considered myself a particularly sentimental or nostalgic person. In fact, I often question myself whether I should keep things or donate them.

Sandra Collins

Sandra Collins

I think to myself, “Shouldn’t I keep this bird made out of a shell that my grandparents passed down to me?” and “Shouldn’t I have some attachment to it that screams, ‘Save me from eBay?’”

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Editorial — Time to set goals, resolutions for 2015

December 31, 2014

It’s the time of year when people make resolutions, to decide to do better, be better.

We at Sammamish Review have decided to make some resolutions on behalf of the city and its residents. We hope you will adopt them and keep them.

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Letter to the Editor

December 31, 2014

It’s long past time for public to have initiative, referendum powers

I fully concur with and approve the editorial in the Dec. 17 Sammamish Review and the letter to the editor of Christie Malchow, in the same issue, strongly advocating action by the Sammamish City Council to move to grant the city’s citizens the rights of petition and referendum enjoyed by the vast majority of King County citizens.

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Editorial — Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

December 23, 2014

In 1897, Dr. Philip O’Hanlon was asked by his then-8-year-old daughter Virginia whether Santa Claus really existed. O’Hanlon suggested she write to The Sun, a prominent New York City newspaper at the time.

Virginia’s letter became the introduction to an editorial in The Sun, and is reprinted here. Merry Christmas one and all!

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Letters to the Editor

December 23, 2014

Councilman was right to question process

As follow up to your Dec. 10 story, “Councilman again takes issue with attorney contract,” I would like to commend Ramiro Valderrama for questioning the process and actions surrounding the contract with the city’s legal counsel.

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Editorial — The time has come for initiatives, referendums

December 16, 2014

Why is it that 85 percent of King County residents have the right to direct democracy in the form of initiatives and referendums but not those in Sammamish?

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Letter to the Editor

December 16, 2014

‘Smart and savvy’ councils should support initiatives and referendums

I support the citizens of Sammamish being granted initiative and referendum power.

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Editorial — Speak up now, before tree ordinance is set

December 9, 2014

Sammamish city officials are working on an ordinance regarding trees.

It appears to be a thoughtful, thorough look at the issue, and includes resident input. City Council and Planning Commission members are working to strike a balance between keeping trees and continuing with development.

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Editorial — Take the pledge to keep teens sober

December 3, 2014

Your teens are having some friends over, and it’s almost the end of the school year, which they’re celebrating, so you buy them some beer. What’s the harm?

Aside from being illegal, underage drinking is a huge public health problem.

Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youths in the United States, more than tobacco and drugs, and is responsible for more than 4,300 underage drinking deaths per year, according to the national Centers for Disease Control.

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Letters to the Editor

December 3, 2014

Halloween fundraiser meets goal again

My name is Ajay Gupta, and I’m 11. With my sister Reva, 9, I have been doing a project called Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF for the past three years.

On Halloween, kids collect money in an orange box for UNICEF, a nonprofit organization, which uses that money to help kids in need, like giving them a school or clean water.

If you give UNICEF a little bit of money, it can go a long way. For example, for 25 cents, you could give 10 kids clean water to drink for one day. Our goal this year was to raise $2,500.

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