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Overlake urges young e-cigarette users to quit the habit

The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 16, was recognized by communities all over the country, including Overlake Hospital, as a… Continue reading


Early results come in for Sammamish city council elections

The King County Election results updated at 4 p.m. on Nov.8 with early numbers at Sammamish’s four open City Council positions. For council Position 1,… Continue reading


Sammamish Council approves utility rate increase to support stormwater fixes

Sammamish City Council approved a utility rate increase for the next 10 years that would help to fund ongoing stormwater-related projects in the city. At… Continue reading


Sammamish zoning change limits potential sale value of Baker property

A recent emergency ordinance the Sammamish City Council put into effect on Sept. 5 could be a roadblock in the plans for The Arc of… Continue reading

Central Washington University opens its doors in Sammamish

Central Washington University has officially opened its doors in Sammamish. At an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility on Oct. 12, city, university and state… Continue reading

Sammamish passes six-month moritorium on new development applications

New development projects in Sammamish have been put on hold after the City Council passed an emergency ordinance on Oct. 3, implementing a moratorium on… Continue reading

Sammamish Council candidates cite traffic, growth as top issues

Sammamish Council candidates debated the city’s top issues during forum

Local Vet Tech volunteers in Texas after Hurricane Harvey

As the southern states were pounded by hurricanes earlier this month, buildings were destroyed, people were displaced and pets were lost. Despite not being personally… Continue reading

Sammamish Council votes to oppose safe injection sites in city limits

Following in the footsteps of cities like Renton, Bellevue, Federal Way and Auburn, the city of Sammamish voted to oppose the siting of illegal substance… Continue reading

Sammamish mulls sister city, CWU partnerships with Macau, China

A growing relationship between Central Washington University and the Hou Kong International School in Macau, China, could bring partnership opportunities, including the possible formation of… Continue reading

Eastside Catholic reverses decision to fire both principals; both board co-chairs resign

The two co-chairs of Eastside Catholic’s Board of Trustees, Richard McDermott and Sheryl Medeiros, have stepped down on Friday, Aug. 18, after staff, parent and… Continue reading

Eastside Fire and Rescue adds new Sammamish unit

The city of Sammamish is now the home of Eastside Fire and Rescue’s latest medical aid vehicle. On Aug. 1, Eastside Fire and Rescue, along… Continue reading

Happy birthday: Community celebrates Issaquah’s big 125 | Photos

Confluence Park was the center of attention in Issaquah on Thursday, July 27, as the city held it’s 125th birthday celebration. The event featured games… Continue reading

Issaquah nursing adminstrators win state and national awards

While nursing can sometimes be an underappreciated profession, the city of Issaquah recently recognized Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Administrator Lisa Stubenrauch and Director of… Continue reading