Drug Take Back Day is set for April 26

April 16, 2014

We’ve all got them — a few pills left in that prescription bottle and this bottle with the pills that didn’t work. That makes us part of a local and national problem — unused pills that could be dangerous for our children and our pets.

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Home Country

April 16, 2014

Slim Randles Columnist

Slim Randles
Columnist

Words wiggle right off the focus group’s tongues

Dewey and Emily were the first to finish their lunches, and the two sweethearts whispered together at the nearby coffee machine while the rest of the valley’s first focus group finished up.

“Honey,” said Emily, “maybe you should let me lead the discussion? What do you think?”

“You bet. I’ll take notes.”

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Guest column: What does it take to be a hero?

April 16, 2014

By Larry White

I’ve always wanted to be a hero in the eyes of my parents, my wife, Kathy, my three beautiful daughters — Abbey, Emily and Julianne or my sons — Matt and Chad. Or at least I’ve wanted to be perceived as someone’s hero.

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Editorial

April 9, 2014

Take precautions before spring hikes

It’s one of those rare spring days on the Eastside when it’s both sunny and warm. And, since you live just a short drive from numerous gorgeous hikes, you decide to tackle a trail.

With places like Mount Si, Little Si, Rattlesnake Lake, Twin Falls, Franklin Falls and Olallie State Park, the Valley is a haven for beautiful hikes. Unfortunately, these can also be havens for accidents. Particularly this time of year, when hikers are out of shape, their packs haven’t been used since last year and trails are still muddy from our wet February and March.

If you decide to go on a hike, keep in mind a number of things. Good preparation can ensure your experience is memorable in a good way.

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Hold your nose and vote yes

April 2, 2014

The state failed, once again, to find a way to fund transportation. So, once again, the county is on the hook to do so. Its unfortunate that its come to this, but it has. Voters should approve King County’s Proposition 1, to fund roads and transit.

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Letters

April 2, 2014

Chaos would be the result

I am compelled to react to the letter to the editor that David McRae wrote last week urging readers to join the Convention of States “grassroots movement.”

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Home Country

April 2, 2014

Slim Randles Columnist

Slim Randles
Columnist

Return of the Wheezer means springtime

Doc smiled and felt really good inside when he heard the familiar bird song.

“Hey there, Wheezer,” he said. “Happy spring!”

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Schools foundation gets an ‘A’ for its work

March 26, 2014

Give the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation an “A” for its Small Hands to Big Plans Annual Luncheon March 20 at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Clubhouse. The sold-out event was a fun way to get a glimpse of what’s happening in our schools and meet some of the terrific people who work with our children.

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Letters

March 26, 2014

Government has too much control over us

Our nation is still a free land, but as a people we are allowing our federal government to gain too much control. Our founding fathers anticipated that something like this could happen and wrote into Article V of the Constitution a way for the people to use their state legislatures to keep the federal government in check. Two thirds of the state legislatures need to apply to Congress for a Convention of States to address the subject of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

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Home Country

March 26, 2014

Slim Randles Columnist

Slim Randles
Columnist

Fishing is about being, not catching

As a prequel to the morning coffee inhalation down at the Mule Barn coffee shop, the members of the world dilemma think tank were found at the break of day, armed with fly rods, in their other guise as charter members of the Lewis Creek Piscatorial Pursuit Alliance.

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