Letter to the Editor — July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

Bring Klahanie area into city before the election

At the June 16 City Council meeting, Mr. Harmon, a Klahanie resident, gave public comment supporting an earlier annexation date. City Manager Ben Yazici’s response was completely inappropriate, condescending and should not have been allowed by Mayor Tom Vance.

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On Further Review — Sports coverage gets boost

July 9, 2015

Our readership has surely noticed that local sports coverage hasn’t been the same since Bob Taylor left The Issaquah Press a few years ago.

Neil Pierson Review reporter

Neil Pierson
Review reporter

Just like every other business, money dictates how we do things, and we’ve had to cut back on reporting staff and editorial space. It’s unfortunate, because the people and organizations who comprise our communities deserve better. I never knew Taylor, but from what I’ve heard, his work was greatly valued and proved irreplaceable after his retirement.

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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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