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Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Parents have decision to make on vaccinating kids

With one vaccine now approved for kids 12 and older, parents shouldn’t wait for a school requirement.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
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King County health officer issues directive urging continued use of face masks

Effort needed to slow the spread of COVID-19

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Jenny Garrett | Obituary

Jenny Garrett | Obituary

Jennifer Erin Garrett passed away suddenly and peacefully at the age of 40 on April 17, 2021 in Issaquah, Washington. “Jenny” was born October 26,… Continue reading

Jenny Garrett | Obituary
Ruth (Ruthie) Newman | Obituary

Ruth (Ruthie) Newman | Obituary

Ruth (Ruthie) Newman died on 4/25/2021 in Sunnyvale, CA after liv- ing with Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Ruthie was born on 1/30/1933 in Berkeley,… Continue reading

Ruth (Ruthie) Newman | Obituary
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Shortage of truck drivers causing fuel shortages at gas stations

Suppliers struggle to keep up with increasing demand for fuel from travelers by car

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Bank of America to increase minimum hourly wage to $25 by 2025

Raised pay to $20 per hour last year

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State legislation to promote recycling, reduce plastic waste becomes law

Will ban polystyrene food ware, recreational coolers and packing peanuts

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2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD

By Larry Lark, contributor Kia’s fourth-generation Sorrento sports utility vehicle is a game-changer. Since its debut in 2002, the Sorento is one of Kia’s best-known… Continue reading

2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD. Courtesy photo
2021 Mercedes Benz GLB250 4MATIC. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Mercedes Benz GLB250 4MATIC

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 GLB250 4MATIC is a brand-spanking new addition to the Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup. Durable and practical with powerful yet compact… Continue reading

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Bat positive for rabies found in King County

Sammamish resident bit multiple times

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No appointments needed for vaccine shots at Safeway, Albertsons

Walk-in customers welcome at pharmacies

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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country

By Larry Lark, contributor In the overcrowded SUV market niche, if you’re not getting better, you’re falling behind. And that’s true even for America’s best-selling… Continue reading

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Governor gives tenants protections, reduces help for landlords

Landlord help is included in another bill, Inslee says; eviction moratorium to end June 30.

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

By Larry Lark, contributor How do you top the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat? With the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, of course. Introduced last year,… Continue reading

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD

Car review: 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD

By Larry Lark, contributor If you want something truly special, get in line to buy the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD sports utility vehicle.… Continue reading

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD
Issaquah High alumnus Kaylene Pang is honored on University of Washington’s Senior Day before competing against Oregon State University on April 11. UW won, 2-0, to raise its record to 9-3-2 at post time. The Huskies will conclude their regular-season schedule at Washington State University on Friday. Pang, a defender, has played every minute this season. Photos courtesy of Don Borin/ StopActionPhotography

Pang shines for UW soccer

Issaquah High alumnus Kaylene Pang is honored on University of Washington’s Senior Day before competing against Oregon State University on April 11. UW won, 2-0,… Continue reading

Issaquah High alumnus Kaylene Pang is honored on University of Washington’s Senior Day before competing against Oregon State University on April 11. UW won, 2-0, to raise its record to 9-3-2 at post time. The Huskies will conclude their regular-season schedule at Washington State University on Friday. Pang, a defender, has played every minute this season. Photos courtesy of Don Borin/ StopActionPhotography
Jayendrina Singha Ray is a PhD (ABD) in English, with a research focus on the works of the South African Nobel Laureate John Maxwell Coetzee. She teaches English Composition and Research Writing at Highline College, WA, and has previously taught English at colleges in India.

Asian women and racial violence in the aftermath of Atlanta | Guest column

In her famous essay “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Hélène Cixous resurrects the myth of Medusa — a gorgon whose terrifying glance turned onlookers into… Continue reading

Jayendrina Singha Ray is a PhD (ABD) in English, with a research focus on the works of the South African Nobel Laureate John Maxwell Coetzee. She teaches English Composition and Research Writing at Highline College, WA, and has previously taught English at colleges in India.
The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Formerly incarcerated people regain right to vote in Washington

Rights restored immediately upon release.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)
2021 Genesis G80 RWD 2.5T Prestige

Car review: 2021 Genesis G80 RWD 2.5T Prestige

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Genesis G80 RWD 2.5T Prestige is a leader in design and luxury-focused technology. Starting with its oversized crest grill,… Continue reading

2021 Genesis G80 RWD 2.5T Prestige
2021 GR Supra 2.0

Car review: 2021 GR Supra 2.0

By Larry Lark, contributor Cars seem to be built for stages of life. I enjoyed a Mustang Fastback and Chevy Camaro in my younger years,… Continue reading

2021 GR Supra 2.0