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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.

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