Madison Miller

Issaquah City Council member Stacy Goodman speaks at a special meeting on Dec. 5 regarding a SEPA appeal of a city comprehensive plan amendment that proposes land-use zoning changes for eight parcels, including on the Providence Heights property now owned by the Issaquah School District. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Appeal denied, ISD project progressing

Rezoning of Providence Heights, seven other properties will move forward.

 

For the 15th year, Jacksons Food Stores are matching donations dollar-for-dollar in support of the annual Gift of Peace campaign to help end domestic violence. Photo courtesy of Fiona Gwozdz

15th annual Gift of Peace campaign works to help end domestic violence

All dove sales go to support Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV).

 

Photo courtesy of Linda Gingrich
                                Master Chorus Eastside at their 2017 performance of “A Christmas Carol.”

A Christmas chorale shines new light on classic Dickens tale

A synthesis of readers theater and Christmas carols, Master Chorus Eastside presents “A Christmas Carol.”

 

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                                Washington Fencing Academy (WFC) Veteran Fencing World Championship athletes: Mark Lundborg, Ellen O’Leary and Jeff Gueble.

Lundborg wins 2019 Veteran World Championships

The now 60-year-old recently won the Veteran World Championships in October.

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                                Washington Fencing Academy (WFC) Veteran Fencing World Championship athletes: Mark Lundborg, Ellen O’Leary and Jeff Gueble.
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                                The Light Up the Night Lighted People Parade and Holiday Beach Party will be 5–6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Light Up the Night people parade returns

The Light Up the Night lighted people parade and Holiday Beach Party will be at 5–6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

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                                The Light Up the Night Lighted People Parade and Holiday Beach Party will be 5–6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Lake Sammamish State Park.
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                                Dr. Nse Ekpo is the new Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra conductor.

IPO welcomes new conductor

Dr. Ense Ekpo will conduct his first concert with IPO on Nov. 25.

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                                Dr. Nse Ekpo is the new Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra conductor.
Skyline sexual assault survivors go forward with lawsuit. File photo

ISD lawsuit trial date delayed until next spring

Skyline sexual assault survivors go forward with lawsuit.

Skyline sexual assault survivors go forward with lawsuit. File photo

Gallinger leads ISD Pos. 3; Weaver leads ISD Pos. 5

Preliminary results came in Tuesday night.

Hall leads council Pos. 2; Flood leads council Pos. 3

Preliminary results came in Tuesday night.

The ISD bus paddle camera program will go into effect in November. Courtesy photo

ISD launches bus paddle program

The program will go into effect in November.

The ISD bus paddle camera program will go into effect in November. Courtesy photo
Influence the Choice executive director, Jerry Blackburn, gives parents and community members resources and information on how to address to youth about substance abuse at the Drug Alcohol Use in Our Community event on Oct. 16. Madison Miller / staff photo

‘This is a we thing’: school, parents, community unite to address substance abuse

The Drug Alcohol Use in Our Community event was held on Oct. 16.

Influence the Choice executive director, Jerry Blackburn, gives parents and community members resources and information on how to address to youth about substance abuse at the Drug Alcohol Use in Our Community event on Oct. 16. Madison Miller / staff photo
From left, Skyline High School juniors Tom Beatty died Aug. 11 and Lucas Beirer died Sept. 30. Ballard High School student Gabriel Lilienthal died Sept. 29. Officials believe the teens most likely ingested what they thought were legitimate opioid tablets when, in fact, they were counterfeit drugs — traced with other toxic drugs, like fentanyl. Photos courtesy of the Beatty, Beirer and Lilienthal families.

Families should not ‘hide or be ashamed’: Community unites following Sammamish teen deaths

Three King County teens have recently died from fentanyl overdoses.

From left, Skyline High School juniors Tom Beatty died Aug. 11 and Lucas Beirer died Sept. 30. Ballard High School student Gabriel Lilienthal died Sept. 29. Officials believe the teens most likely ingested what they thought were legitimate opioid tablets when, in fact, they were counterfeit drugs — traced with other toxic drugs, like fentanyl. Photos courtesy of the Beatty, Beirer and Lilienthal families.

City council candidates touch on city’s issues

Candidates discuss the mayor’s proposed budget, traffic and affordable housing.

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                                Skyline High School seniors Ethan Kinnan, Siena Merrin and Blake Abrahamsen founded the Filled in Hearts Club.

“Students have to be part of the solution”: Skyline students launch Filled in Hearts Club

Filled in Hearts club’s objective is to raise awareness, spur conversations and erase negative stigmas around drugs, suicide and mental health illnesses.

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                                Skyline High School seniors Ethan Kinnan, Siena Merrin and Blake Abrahamsen founded the Filled in Hearts Club.
EPO Replacement Levy total combined tax rates from 1998-2033. Photo courtesy of ISD

ISD approves new replacement levy resolution

The EPO levy will be on the February 11, 2020 ballot.

EPO Replacement Levy total combined tax rates from 1998-2033. Photo courtesy of ISD
King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht shows what M30 pills look like at a news conference Wednesday. Madison Miller / staff photo

Two Skyline High School students die from fentanyl overdose

The Sammamish police department, city of Sammamish, school districts join forces to prevent future teen fentanyl deaths.

King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht shows what M30 pills look like at a news conference Wednesday. Madison Miller / staff photo
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                                Salmon Days festival.

Salmon Days swims into 50th year

Salmon Days returns Oct. 5-6.

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                                Salmon Days festival.

Issaquah high student arrested on felony harassment charges

A female IHS student was arrested Sunday night after posting a video that contained “inappropriate and threatening language.”

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                                Three ISD kindergarten teachers inform parents and families about the district’s first dual language immersion program. From left, Katie Afman from Clark Elementary, Savannah Williams from Issaquah Valley Elementary, and Stefani Terry from Clark Elementary.

ISD launches dual language immersion program

The Spanish-English dual language program will be housed at Clark and Issaquah Valley Elementary schools.

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                                Three ISD kindergarten teachers inform parents and families about the district’s first dual language immersion program. From left, Katie Afman from Clark Elementary, Savannah Williams from Issaquah Valley Elementary, and Stefani Terry from Clark Elementary.
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                                Discovery Elementary School unveiled its new remodel on Sept. 3 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. From left: Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Jodi Bongard, School Board Director Suzanne Weaver, School Board President Harlan Gallinger with his daughter, Lucy Gallinger, to the left peeking over the ribbon, Superintendent Ron Thiele, School Board Director Marnie Maraldo, and School Board Director Anne Moore.

Discovery Elementary finishes remodeling

ISD officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly finished Discovery Elementary on Sept. 3.

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                                Discovery Elementary School unveiled its new remodel on Sept. 3 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. From left: Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Jodi Bongard, School Board Director Suzanne Weaver, School Board President Harlan Gallinger with his daughter, Lucy Gallinger, to the left peeking over the ribbon, Superintendent Ron Thiele, School Board Director Marnie Maraldo, and School Board Director Anne Moore.