Evan Pappas

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


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


Sammamish youth robotics team builds device to help the blind

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


Sammamish City Council gets an update on the Transportation Master Plan project

Firm reports on project schedule, initial results of concurrency tests at several intersections.

Chinese exchange program will bring 30 students to Sammamish this summer

After early talks between Central Washington University and the Hou Kong International School from Macau, China in July 2017, more progress on a real exchange… Continue reading

Sammamish parents ask school district to rework bus schedules

Parents say busses to the middle school have been impacted by changes to district start times.

Candy artist opens new store in Issaquah

Store offers candy art workshops in 2018

Overlake opens new primary care clinic in Sammamish

Overlake Medical Center and the city of Sammamish held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new primary care clinic at the Sammamish Town… Continue reading

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