Kailan Manandic

The downtown flower baskets in Issaquah are funded entirely through donations and maintained by the Downtown Issaquah Association. Photo courtesy of the Downtown Issaquah Association

Downtown Issaquah launches annual Flowers on Front Street

The flowers are funded entirely through donations and locals can make donations for Mother’s Day.

 

Local women’s boutique throws party for first spring lineup

The local Scout and Molly’s franchise recently opened and is hosting a preview party Saturday.

 

Rising rat populations cost Eastsiders thousands in repairs

The widespread increase in rat populations has been wreaking havoc in previously untouched areas.

 

Yoga studio expands to Issaquah, serves Eastside students

Spira Power Yoga expanded to Issaquah to offer closer classes for local students.

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Bellevue maintains highest Eastside median rent as others vary

The Eastside sees some of the biggest differences in median rent rate year to year.

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9Round trainer Cisco helps train trainer Staci at Truong Luu’s Issaquah Highlands location which recently celebrated a year of operation. Photo courtesy of Truong Luu and 9Round

Issaquah business owner spreads fitness, healthy living

Truong Luu recently celebrated the first anniversary of his Issaquah Highlands 9Round franchise.

9Round trainer Cisco helps train trainer Staci at Truong Luu’s Issaquah Highlands location which recently celebrated a year of operation. Photo courtesy of Truong Luu and 9Round
A woman takes a photo toward Elliott Bay as Alaskan Way Viaduct traffic rolls past her below ahead of an upcoming closure of the roadway, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Week one of “Viadoom” is viadud on Eastside

WSDOT works with commuters to minimize impacts during Seattle’s longest major highway closure.

A woman takes a photo toward Elliott Bay as Alaskan Way Viaduct traffic rolls past her below ahead of an upcoming closure of the roadway, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Issaquah highlights resources for storm debris removal

Locals can get rid of storm debris for no extra charge on regular yard-waste removal days.

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Eastside lawmakers sponsor Attorney General bills

The bills focus on gun control, consumer protection and raising vape and tobacco product age limits.

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UPDATE: 911 services partially back online

CenturyLink and King County report most 911 calls are getting through.

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Juvenile Diversion keeps kids out of court and away from crime

The diversion program recruits community volunteers to oversee local juvenile cases.

Porch pirates strike at an Issaquah Highlands home. Police arrested the two and personally returned numerous packages. Photos courtesy of the city of Issaquah

Police arrest porch pirates, redeliver stolen gifts

The two suspects were stealing boxes from Issaquah Highlands residents when a local called 911.

Porch pirates strike at an Issaquah Highlands home. Police arrested the two and personally returned numerous packages. Photos courtesy of the city of Issaquah
Following the hour-long lockdown, Issaquah High School students were excused from their first period and parents were allowed to freely excuse their children for the rest of the day. Reporter File Photo

UPDATE: No gun found after four-school lockdown in Issaquah

Police did not find a weapon after taking a 14-year-old student into custody at Issaquah High.

Following the hour-long lockdown, Issaquah High School students were excused from their first period and parents were allowed to freely excuse their children for the rest of the day. Reporter File Photo
Police say porch piracy is primarily a crime of opportunity. Many criminals will see a package as they pass by and make quick, easy money. Kailan Manandic, photo illustration

‘Porch pirates’ plunder local packages

Eastside police departments spoke on the ‘porch pirate’ problem and ask locals to report the crime.

Police say porch piracy is primarily a crime of opportunity. Many criminals will see a package as they pass by and make quick, easy money. Kailan Manandic, photo illustration
The Eastside strike team consisted of a dozen firefighters from local cities. They assisted with small brush fires and watched over a small community near Malibu as a fire raged on a nearby hillside. Photos courtesy of Jeff Storey and Dave McDaniel

Local firefighters aid in California wildfires

Firefighters from Eastside Fire & Rescue, Snoqualmie, Fall City and Duvall fire departments assisted.

The Eastside strike team consisted of a dozen firefighters from local cities. They assisted with small brush fires and watched over a small community near Malibu as a fire raged on a nearby hillside. Photos courtesy of Jeff Storey and Dave McDaniel
Sgt. 1st Class Trevor Riesner, an active service member, visits with Spiritwood residents during Veterans Day to answer questions and meet with other veterans. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Angell

Retirement community honors local vets, raise funds

Spiritwood at Pine Lake residents handmade 200 poppy flowers to honor Veteran’s Day.

Sgt. 1st Class Trevor Riesner, an active service member, visits with Spiritwood residents during Veterans Day to answer questions and meet with other veterans. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Angell

Man pleads not guilty to Issaquah murder

The 29-year-old was caught, allegedly fleeing to Mexico, after the murder of an Issaquah man.

Bellevue city manager Brad Miyake welcomes Steve Mylett back to his position as police chief following his exoneration. Photo courtesy of the city of Bellevue

Prosecutors examine charges against Mylett accuser

The Issaquah woman falsely accused Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett of rape.

Bellevue city manager Brad Miyake welcomes Steve Mylett back to his position as police chief following his exoneration. Photo courtesy of the city of Bellevue
Juanita Oney plays Marilyn Monroe for the calendar photo shoot. Courtesy of Jennifer Angell

Local seniors sell themed calendars for Alzheimer’s charity

So far, seniors from the Spiritwood at Pine Lake Assisted Living home have raised more than $1,500.

Juanita Oney plays Marilyn Monroe for the calendar photo shoot. Courtesy of Jennifer Angell

Carnation man caught after allegedly fleeing in wake of Issaquah murder

The man is accused of killing Issaquah native, Christopher Rea, after a wages dispute.