Evan Pappas

Beautified utility boxes win Issaquah a Sister Cities award

Issaquah has won the 2018 Innovation Award for Arts and Culture from Sister Cities International.

Issaquah Highlands Council hosts candidate forum for 5th legislative district elections

Candidates for the fifth district representative positions answered community questions at the forum

Director KayLee Jaech and Issaquah City Council member Tola Marts cut the ribbon at the grand opening of The Garage teen cafe. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Issaquah celebrates the grand opening of ‘The Garage’ teen cafe

More than 100 people celebrated the grand opening for teen cafe “The Garage” on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Director KayLee Jaech and Issaquah City Council member Tola Marts cut the ribbon at the grand opening of The Garage teen cafe. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo
Organizers Debbie Lacy and Nura Adam give a brief speech about the purpose of Welcoming Week before the question and answer discussions begin. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Welcoming Week brings together community for education and conversation

Eastside cities are joining the regional Welcoming Week program to support their diverse communties.

Organizers Debbie Lacy and Nura Adam give a brief speech about the purpose of Welcoming Week before the question and answer discussions begin. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Eastside Fire and Rescue receives donation of $35,000 drone

Eastside Fire and Rescue held a test flight of their new drone donated by supporter Barbara Hamer

Sammamish city council begins the search for a new city manager

The city council continued to make progress on the search for a long-term replacement this week.

Issaquah City Council appoints new city administrator

Interim city administrator Emily Moon was appointed by the mayor to the her position.

Issaquah works on long-term solution for senior center operations

The Issaquah city council received a report on operation models for the future of the senior center.

Sammamish council appoints interim city manager; begins search for replacement

Larry Patterson began his role Aug. 28 and brings more than 40 years of experience in municipal government in Oregon.

Issaquah Highlands residents celebrate 20 years as a community

More than 4,000 people came out for the 20th annual Highlands Day celebration event.

Community members were able to place votes on what type of zoning a homeless shelter should be located in. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo
                                The city held a public meeting in April to collect feedback on zoning for the LUCA development. Community members were able to place votes on what type of zoning a homeless shelter should be located in. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Eastside permanent men’s shelter moves forward

After months of discussion, the Bellevue City Council approved a land use code amendment for homeless shelters.

Community members were able to place votes on what type of zoning a homeless shelter should be located in. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo
                                The city held a public meeting in April to collect feedback on zoning for the LUCA development. Community members were able to place votes on what type of zoning a homeless shelter should be located in. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Issaquah council talks grant funding, senior center operations

City council discussed the 2019 grant recommendations and plans for the Issaquah senior center.

Eastside Catholic welcomed 12 Chinese students for pilot exchange program

Students from Hau Kong International School came to Sammamish this July.

After 28 years in Sammamish, Carousel Gift Shop has moved to historic downtown Snoqualmie.

Snoqualmie welcomes new downtown business Carousel Gift Shop

Congressional candidates talk health care, guns, immigration at Issaquah forum

Three of the leading candidates attended the forum at Blakely Hall in Issaquah on July 24.

Sammamish’s separation with longtime city manager draws council criticism

In a 5-2 vote, the council approved a separation agreement with Howard at their July 17 meeting.

Issaquah Chamber of Commerce hosts primary election candidate forum

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce held their own primary election candidate forum on July 12

Issaquah Council approves traffic calming plan for Olde Town

Issaquah council approved a $310,000 funding request for the initiative at its July 2 meeting.

Sammamish city council approves design concept for trail focused park

The city council authorized the submittal of the open space conceptual design to the YMCA.

Issaquah and Sammamish examine changes to city signage codes

Sammamish decides that Electronic Reader Boards would not be an allowed use.