It takes a bi-partisan effort to get things done

September 25, 2015

NEW — 8:50 a.m. Sept. 25, 2015

I would like to respond to Mr. Bill Schiffer. You did not have to tell us you were a Democrat; I could tell by your rant. In typical liberal fashion, you blame Andy Hill for all that is wrong with the state of Washington.

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Letters to the Editor

September 21, 2015

Tom Hornish for Sammamish City Council

Until recently, I had never heard of Tom Hornish. I spent a decade in state government working closely with the state Legislature and I am inherently suspicious of all politicians.

The deeper I probed into Tom Hornish’s background, the more impressed I became. An engineer, lawyer, entrepreneur and corporate CEO, Tom served his country in Desert Storm and showed me he has the intelligence and courage to take on the developers who are insidiously destroying the quality of life in Sammamish.

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Letters to the Editor — Sept. 17, 2015

September 16, 2015

Why Planned Parenthood should be defunded

According to Planned Parenthood’s own Annual Report for 2013:

Planned Parenthood facilities performed 327,653 abortions –– 897 every single day. (

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Letters to the Editor — Sept. 10, 2015

September 9, 2015

Christie Malchow will balance environment, development

I support Christie Malchow, who is running for Sammamish City Council, Position 2.

She would bring a “fresh face” for someone who wants to work directly with the community to build and improve our city together. As a mother of two young boys, our council has unmet representation, and we need a new and fresh approach.

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With passage of annexation, Sammamish jumps into talks with King County

May 5, 2015

As Klahanie-area voters were overwhelmingly approving annexation to Sammamish, City Manager Ben Yazici wasted no time.

According to unofficial numbers from the King County Board of Elections, as of May 1, the annexation was passing by a more than healthy margin of 2,451 votes to 398, or 86 percent to 13.9 percent.

Even though some votes still need counting and results won’t be certified until May 12, with initial returns showing the annexation passing handily, Yazici said he quickly was on the phone to county officials to get the ball rolling toward formal annexation of the Klahanie area.

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Snake Hill Road to close this weekend

June 26, 2014

New: June 26, 12:43 p.m.

Snake Hill Road, also known as 212th Way Southeast, will be closed Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29 for survey work.

The closures will stretch from Southeast 35th Street to East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

The road is deteriorating and the city will be gathering information to determine how best to repair the road, and how much those repairs might cost.

Parkway out, sidewalks in for transportation plan

June 1, 2014

New: June 1, 12:34 p.m.

The end of the East Lake Sammamish Parkway project is finally in sight. On May 13, the Sammamish City Council heard a proposal to remove the plan from the city’s six-year transportation plan, closing the book on the controversial road project.
At the same time, the city took steps to make good on its promises regarding an agreement with Issaquah surrounding the annexation of the Klahanie area. Read more

New local roads in Sammamish may get narrower

May 30, 2013

New: May 30, 1:52 p.m.

Some of Sammamish’s new small streets may go on a diet. The City Council seems poised to allow local streets to be narrower after hearing a presentation during their May 14 study session.

Under current road standards dating to 2000, local roads – the smaller streets within subdivisions – must have pavement 36 feet wide. The city owns a strip 57 feet wide (called the right of way), which includes that paved portion of the road, plus a landscaped strip and sidewalks on either side. The roads typically do not have a center line or any other striping. Read more

Project to widen Sahalee Way moves up a couple years

May 19, 2013

New: May 19, 3:16 p.m.

A plan to widen a portion of Sahalee Way could get started sooner than expected.

Traffic volumes on the stretch of road from the area near the east gate entrance to Sahalee and the city limits have been increasing faster than expected, said City Engineer Jeff Brauns at the May 14 City Council work session. Read more

New pavement coming to Southeast 14th Street in Sammamish

March 12, 2013

Sammamish will get about 500 feet of new road in the near future.

A new development, Lawson Park, will straddle Southeast 14th Street and be adding about 31 houses to the area east of the Renaissance Ridge Development. Read more

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