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Trees cut to make way for more housing in Sammamish | Letter

  • Today at 1:00PM

As more and more trees are cut to make way for housing in the rich city of Sammamish, the beautiful city of Sammamish will be no more.


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Book bridges son’s love for father, flying | Letter

  • Today at 9:00AM

Editor's Note: Joe Jacobsen, a seventh-grader at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish, recently won the 2016 Letters about Literature contest, sponsored by the Washington State Library and Library of Congress. The competition encourages students to write letters to their favorite authors, living or not. Jacobsen, a Level 2 (grades 7-8) champion, wrote the following letter to Frederic Winkowski and Frank D. Sullivan about their book "100 Plans 100 Years":

Sammamish’s bone-headed attempt to restrict traffic doesn’t make sense | Letter

  • Jun 4, 2016 at 10:00AM

The colossal arrogance of the city of Sammamish traffic Planning Department and the Sammamish City Council's lack of oversight for failing to stop the destruction of our Summer Ridge streets in a bone-headed attempt to restrict traffic in the name of "safety" only benefits the contractor doing the work.

Issaquah mayor to community: Thank you | Letter

  • Jun 3, 2016 at 12:55PM

I am delighted and grateful to be back at City Hall.

Dream on, Sound Transit 3 officials | Letter

  • May 21, 2016 at 11:00AM

With the recent opening of a light rail segment in Bellevue, "What were they thinking?" comes to mind first, while Danny DeVito's hilarious lecture in "Other People's Money" sadly follows. Here, we see municipal leaders and transit planners squandering almost a million bucks to pat themselves on the back, enhance personal publicity and "announce" the opening of a light rail segment that's been eagerly awaited for a decade.

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