Evan Pappas

Cougar kills mountain biker, injures another near North Bend

It was the first fatal cougar attack in Washington State in 94 years.

 

Issaquah council approves wireless capacity antennas and affordable housing zoning

Improved cell phone data bandwidth and increased affordable housing units will be coming to Issaquah.

 

Sammamish Farmers Market celebrates 2018 season opening

The market is open every Wednesday through Sept. 26.

 

Railway Museum acquires 117-year old Parlor Car from Whidbey Island

The car was built in 1901, was one of two train cars built to a specific design specification and is the only survivor of the two.

Sammamish cracks down on illegal fireworks

Council approves increasing penalties, higher fines.

Sammamish’s Baker House to be demolished after reversal of landmark designation

Hearing examiner reverses the house’s designation as a historic landmark.

Residents identify neighborhood character, affordability as top housing issues in Sammamish

Sammamish holds open house for housing policy feedback.

Issaquah council approves lease for teen-centric cafe ‘The Garage’

After two years of planning, the work put into crafting a space for teenagers in Issaquah is about to pay off. At their April 16… Continue reading

Local activist groups hold rally outside Dino Rossi fundraiser

Fuse Washington put a call out for people to rally after Rossi did not respond to a request for comment regarding funding from the gun industry.

Courtesy of Sammamish Police Department

Sammamish police 2017 stats drive new services study

Calls for service have increased following 2016 Klahanie annexation.

Courtesy of Sammamish Police Department

Low-income housing residents speak out against new management

Dozens of residents and supporters marched to the office of Rose Crest at Talus, a federally-subsidized low-income apartment complex in Issaquah, to protest the unfair… Continue reading

Sammamish council member Tom Hornish has stepped down from his role as deputy mayor. Newly elected council member Karen Moran was chosen to take the role in a 4-3 vote by council. Courtesy of the City of Sammamish

Sammamish council member Tom Hornish steps down as deputy mayor

The council member said that a new job would not allow him to fulfill his duties.

Sammamish council member Tom Hornish has stepped down from his role as deputy mayor. Newly elected council member Karen Moran was chosen to take the role in a 4-3 vote by council. Courtesy of the City of Sammamish
Issaquah City Hall. Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel

Issaquah ends highlands development agreement and approves regulation review in 2019

In order to end the development agreements for the Issaquah Highlands and Talus areas, the Issaquah City Council discussed replacement regulations at the March 19… Continue reading

Issaquah City Hall. Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel

Issaquah Council approves three month traffic enforcement program

Police to ramp up traffic patrol in downtown core.

Mental wellness, seniors, domestic violence among Sammamish’s priorities

Committee completes year-long needs assessment to determine organizations that need most help.

Sammamish City Council renews development moratorium for an additonal six months

Sammamish’s moratorium on new developments will continue for an additional six months, after a unanimous vote by the City Council at their March 6 meeting.… Continue reading

Eastside Fire and Rescue announces 2018 leadership and board members

Eastside Fire and Rescue has announced the updated 2018 Board of Directors. The board consists of eight elected representatives from communities served by Eastside Fire… Continue reading

The “Angela House” is the third and latest house added to Life Enrichment Options and is located in the Issaquah Highlands. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

The Issaquah independent living program for adults with disabilities plans a home in the Snoqualmie Valley

The non-profit Life Enrichment Options is working to bring one of its biggest projects in Issaquah to the Snoqualmie Valley. LEO has purchased a property… Continue reading

The “Angela House” is the third and latest house added to Life Enrichment Options and is located in the Issaquah Highlands. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)
A map of the Eastlake Sammamish Trail plans. The South Sammamish A segment was recently completed and a grand opening was held in January. (Image courtesy of King County)

King County to appeal denial of permit for Eastlake Sammamish Trail development

After several public hearings, a hearing examiner denied King County’s permit application to complete the final leg of the Eastlake Sammamish Trail. However, King County… Continue reading

A map of the Eastlake Sammamish Trail plans. The South Sammamish A segment was recently completed and a grand opening was held in January. (Image courtesy of King County)

Sammamish youth robotics team builds device to help the blind

Student’s visually impaired grandmother inspires spill-proof invention.