Letter to the Editor — Identity theft process is cumbersome

October 1, 2015

NEW — 3 p.m. Oct. 1, 2015

I just learned that identity theft occurs every two seconds; wow, that is not even time for a proper breath!

Regarding my situation in response to a classified ad, the process for reporting the fraudulent activity was quite educational. It took several weeks to follow the procedures before making the police report.

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Letter to the Editor — Is Issaquah a five-star city?

October 1, 2015

NEW — 2:57 p.m. Oct. 1, 2015

During his run for mayor, Fred Butler promised (or was it a goal?) to make Issaquah a five-star city. Well, from what I read in the paper, from my personal experience and from what I heard at the City Council candidate forum Wednesday night, he hasn’t made it yet. My evaluation would be no more than three stars, probably somewhat less.

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Letter to the Editor — Sign the I-735 petition

October 1, 2015

NEW — 2:47 p.m. Oct. 1, 2015

Please sign the I-735 petition. Volunteers are now seeking signatures at several places throughout the community to overturn the Supreme Court decision called Citizens United and to get big money out of elections. From the wamend.org website:

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Letter to the Editor — School start times are too early

October 1, 2015

NEW — 2:43 p.m. Oct. 1, 2015

I am a sophomore at Liberty High School. I feel that the secondary school start times are way too early for students. Myself as well as many other students and teachers see affects of these early start times on a daily basis, especially lack of sleep.

Many students including myself take Advanced Placement courses and other advanced classes that include lots of outside homework time. Since students often have other activities like sports and clubs, they often stay up at night working on homework and then have to leave ridiculously early in the morning to get to school.

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To the Editor — Voting for Tim Flood will bring ideas, energy

September 30, 2015

NEW — 4:41 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015

I encourage voters to vote for Tim Flood for Issaquah City Council.

I have worked with Tim in a volunteer capacity and have come to appreciate his view on many of the areas that impact our community. He has specific plans for handling the traffic nightmare. Check out “address the mess” on his website voteflood.com.

Tim would not only represent the residents on South Lake Sammamish, but young families across the city. Tim, a business analyst with an MBA, has substantive ideas and would bring new energy into the Issaquah City Council. His website has an in-depth analysis of our needs and solutions, and I think you’ll agree voting “yes” for Tim Flood is an easy decision. Read more

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To the Editor

September 22, 2015

Health care

Let people live and die with dignity

Tom Corrigan’s comments regarding health care in the Sept. 10, 2015 edition of The Issaquah Press in the Off The Press section are again timely and passionate. His concerns echo those shared by Atul Gawande in the bestseller, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.”

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To the Editor — Sept. 18, 2015

September 16, 2015

NEW — 5:37 p.m. Sept. 16, 2015


Rising rents puts people on the streets

For years, I have been attending the Eastside Homelessness Advisory Committee meetings, listening to funders and providers of services struggle to get our neighbors without homes into housing.

We talk about building more affordable housing, about emergency shelter needs, about the shortage of appropriate services and shelter for those with mental illness, about artificial barriers that keep people out of housing, about ways to help the underemployed and unemployed find jobs, but the number of homeless people is not decreasing. Read more

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To the Editor — Sept. 10, 2015

September 9, 2015

NEW — 5 p.m. Sept. 9, 2015

Off The Press

Columnist doesn’t understand being a person of color

In response to the article/opinion by David Hayes:

I’m a good reader and you asked me a question…”When is it acceptable to aggressively ignore authority.. especially officers of the law?”

My answer is, “When officers of the law accept and provide service and protection to all citizens of color, economic background and differences…even if that means having to put fears and insecurities aside to perform the job that is required as a government employee.”

I must admit that I am disgusted, embarrassed and shocked by this article. It really angers me. It angers my family. It angers me that Issaquah, and its longtime community newspaper would allow someone (David Hayes) with such an ignorant view and opinion to “represent” those of us that have called Issaquah our home for more than 50 years. Pure ignorance at its best. Read more

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To the Editor — Sept. 3, 2015

September 3, 2015


Stand up for your city and get involved in decisions

Like many citizens of Sammamish, I feel a great sadness driving through our town and watching the demolition of so many trees. Seeing the destruction as I drive down 228th Avenue Southeast to East Lake Sammamish Parkway (which is actually Issaquah) is heartbreaking. When did we as citizens have any say in the decisions about these developments?

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To the Editor — Aug. 27, 2015

August 26, 2015


Police can grow their budget and save lives

Police Chief Scott Behrbaum, I know how you can fund your entire budget. I can personally guarantee it’ll work.

Position an officer two blocks west of Zeeks on Northeast Park Drive, the main road feeding homes in the Issaquah Highlands.

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