Editorial — New law protects dogs in hot cars

August 5, 2015

NEW — 3:26 p.m. Aug. 5, 2015

People who love animals are celebrating a new state law that protects pets left in hot cars. The law went into effect July 24.

It is now a class 2 civil infraction to leave an unattended animal in a motor vehicle or enclosed space where it might be harmed by heat or cold, or lack of water or fresh air.

The fine is $125, and a person could also be convicted of animal cruelty.

The law gives police and animal control officers the authority to free an animal “under any means reasonable” to protect the health and safety of an animal they believe is suffering or is likely to suffer harm, and it clears them of liability for damage to property resulting from any actions they take. Read more

To the Editor — Aug. 6, 2015

August 5, 2015

NEW — 3:23 p.m. Aug. 5, 2015

Growth needs to be more thoughtful

Congratulations to Wally Pereyra and Ilene Stahl, of the Friends of Pine Lake, for appealing the ruling that gave the Buchan Co. the ability to build on restricted land and build a bridge over Ebright Creek. Preserving the environment is a noble cause, and as you drive or walk around Sammamish you can plainly see that the builders have no idea what they are doing to our city and our quality of life.

Thirty homes here, 120 homes there, 20 someplace else. It just goes on and on, with no end in sight. The traffic is horrible already, the schools are bulging at the seams, and yet we just keep adding to the population on the plateau.

As a 37-year resident of Sammamish (formerly Issaquah before incorporation), I am thoroughly disgusted and hopeful that somehow this unbridled pattern of growth will end soon before we are all choked out and all the trees and open spaces are gone. Read more

Cartoon — Aug. 6, 2015

August 5, 2015

NEW — 3:20 p.m. Aug. 5, 2015

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Editorial — Help children succeed through Tools 4 School

July 29, 2015

NEW — 9:02 a.m. July 29, 2015

Before you know it, summer will be over and children will be headed back to school.

And although it’s an exciting time for many children who get new clothes and school supplies, it’s a tense time for families who don’t have the money for such things.

That’s where Tools 4 School comes in.

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Cartoon — July 30, 2015

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Letters to the Editor — July 30, 2015

July 29, 2015

NEW — 8:54 a.m. July 29, 2015

Have you voted yet?

Ramiro Valderrama and I have something very important in common. We both volunteered for military service, offering our lives if necessary in defense of our country.

The oath that we took begins:

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Editorial — Fish win reprieve and so do residents

July 23, 2015

Score one for the little guy.

Homeowners in the Chestnut Estates area, the Friends of Pine Lake and environmental activist Walter Pereyra won, for now, after a recent ruling by Sammamish Hearing Examiner John Galt.

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Cartoon — July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015

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On Further Review — Does Caitlyn Jenner really deserve an award for courage?

July 23, 2015

There’s no question that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have to have courage in a world where fears and stereotypes about their so-called “lifestyle” still run rampant.

Neil Pierson Press reporter

Neil Pierson
Review reporter

When Caitlyn Jenner stepped to the podium at last week’s ESPY Awards in Los Angeles and delivered a stirring speech, it was an important moment for American society in acknowledging transgender people, that they deserve the same rights and respect as anyone else.

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Editorial — State should pass vaccine requirement for children

July 16, 2015

A Clallam County woman in her 20s died last spring after contracting measles. The last measles death in the United States was in 2003.

What a tragedy — and surely a preventable one.

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