Madison Miller

Photo courtesy of Downtown Issaquah Association
                                Issaquah will host its fifth annual Gas Station Blues series.

Issaquah brings blues to downtown

Issaquah will host its fifth annual Gas Station Blues series.

Photo courtesy of Downtown Issaquah Association
                                Issaquah will host its fifth annual Gas Station Blues series.
Richard Sanford publishes his fifth book, “The Soul Snatchers.” Courtesy photo

Issaquah author publishes new sci-fi novel

30-year Issaquah resident, Richard Sanford, publishes fifth novel.

Richard Sanford publishes his fifth book, “The Soul Snatchers.” Courtesy photo
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                                Gibson Ek High School seniors Dana DeWhitt, Jaime Cao and Josh Feinsilber are three of the 18 inaugural graduating class.

Gibson Ek to graduate inaugural class

Gibson Ek is one of eight Big Picture schools in the state.

Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Gibson Ek High School seniors Dana DeWhitt, Jaime Cao and Josh Feinsilber are three of the 18 inaugural graduating class.

Issaquah Downtown Association to host last Wine & Art Walk of the season

The last Wine & Art Walk of 2019 is June 1.

Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Influence the Choice held its 7th annual video contest awards ceremony on April 30 at Issaquah High School.

IFC hosts 7th annual video contest award ceremony

45 videos were submitted for video contest.

Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Influence the Choice held its 7th annual video contest awards ceremony on April 30 at Issaquah High School.
Liberty High School choir teacher, Robin Wood, spoke at the ISF luncheon on May 3. Madison Miller / staff photo

Issaquah Schools Foundation host 21st annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon

ISF will be hosting a Nourish Every Mind Breakfast on May 14.

Liberty High School choir teacher, Robin Wood, spoke at the ISF luncheon on May 3. Madison Miller / staff photo
Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) at last year’s Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank concert. Chris Schaening / courtesy photo

Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra to perform fourth annual food raiser concert

The IPO will perform a free public concert in support of the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank May 20 st Skyline High School.

Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) at last year’s Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank concert. Chris Schaening / courtesy photo
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                                Jerry Blackburn, program manager for Substance Abuse and Prevention Services with Friends of Youth and soon-to-be executive director for Influence the Choice, gave a presentation to Issaquah parents about the dangers of teen vaping.

Smoking is out, Vaping is in: ITC educates parents on effects of teen vaping

Influence the Choice hosts talk for Issaquah parents about the effects of teen vaping

Madison Miller / staff photo 
                                Jerry Blackburn, program manager for Substance Abuse and Prevention Services with Friends of Youth and soon-to-be executive director for Influence the Choice, gave a presentation to Issaquah parents about the dangers of teen vaping.
Sydne Mullings was recently appointed to the Issaquah school board on March 27. Superintendent Ron Thiele swore her into office. Photo courtesy of Issaquah School District.

Sydne Mullings joins Issaquah school board as Interim Director for District 4

Mullings fills the board seat of Lisa Callan.

Sydne Mullings was recently appointed to the Issaquah school board on March 27. Superintendent Ron Thiele swore her into office. Photo courtesy of Issaquah School District.
IHS students walkout to protest racist post on Wednesday with a sign that says “Change is More Than a ReTweet.” Madison Miller / staff photo

IHS students walkout to protest racist post

Over 200 IHS students walked out of class Wednesday, sharing messages of intolerance to racism, hope for a better future, and a call for change.

IHS students walkout to protest racist post on Wednesday with a sign that says “Change is More Than a ReTweet.” Madison Miller / staff photo
Leanne Kabat

Local mom writes book to help parents connect with their children

MamaCon CEO, Leanne Kabat, releases book on parenting.

Leanne Kabat
Two Issaquah High School students are under investigation after a racially insensitive photo surfaced over the weekend. Courtesy photo

Racially insensitive sign sparks investigation at ISD

IHS students under investigation after Tolo photo goes viral.

Two Issaquah High School students are under investigation after a racially insensitive photo surfaced over the weekend. Courtesy photo
Just Between Friends consignment is partnering with IEA to support Issaquah teachers and staff. Photo courtesy of Just Between Friends Seattle East Facebook page.

Just Between Friends supports local teachers through consignment event

Just Between Friends is set for March 7-10 at Pickering Barn.

Just Between Friends consignment is partnering with IEA to support Issaquah teachers and staff. Photo courtesy of Just Between Friends Seattle East Facebook page.
Left: CWU-Sammamish will offer a master’s degree in ITAM, specializing in cybersecurity starting Fall 2019. Photo courtesy of CWU-Sammamish Facebook page

CWU-Sammamish to offer new master’s degree in ITAM

The new degree will specialize in cybersecurity.

Left: CWU-Sammamish will offer a master’s degree in ITAM, specializing in cybersecurity starting Fall 2019. Photo courtesy of CWU-Sammamish Facebook page
Emmaline Sanders will have her piece, “Four Impressions of the Salish Sea,” performed by the Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra on March 18 at Skyline High School.

Local composer wins Young Composer Competition

Sanders’ piece has a theme of the Salish Sea and will be performed at by the Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra on March 18.

Emmaline Sanders will have her piece, “Four Impressions of the Salish Sea,” performed by the Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra on March 18 at Skyline High School.
New Friends of Youth CEO, Paul Lwali, will replace Terry Pottmeyer. Courtesy photo.

Friends of Youth hires new CEO

Pottmeyer steps down; Lwali becomes new Friends of Youth CEO.

New Friends of Youth CEO, Paul Lwali, will replace Terry Pottmeyer. Courtesy photo.

ISD office professionals and paraeducators call off strike following tentative agreement

ISD strike committees ratified the district’s offer on Jan. 29.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

A new theatre company comes to Kenmore

As If Theatre Company will debut its first production on Feb. 8.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

ISD paraeducators and office staff vote to strike

A strike committee will decide an official strike date and details.