Natalie DeFord

Issaquah City Hall. File photo

Utility assistance program to launch in January

New aid available for low income residents as tax, rate increases approach.

 

A sign for the Historic Shell Holiday shop in front of the Station’s exterior. The shop runs weekends Thanksgiving through Christmas in downtown Issaquah. Courtesy photos.

Historic Shell Holiday Shop underway

Local artists, crafters sell handmade gifts in downtown Issaquah.

 

King County Executive Dow Constantine spoke at the Bergsma celebration in Issaquah on Nov. 13. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Bergsma Celebration

A walk in the Cougar Mountain preserved hillside.

 

Issaquah City Hall. File photo

Issaquah city council adopts final 2020 budget

Revised budget passes six to one.

Issaquah City Hall. File photo
Eastridge Church gives away more than 1,000 turkeys to the community at their Seattle and Issaquah locations each year. The 2019 event will take place Nov. 23. Courtesy photo

Turkeys for all on Nov. 23

Local church plans to give out 1,500 free turkeys.

Eastridge Church gives away more than 1,000 turkeys to the community at their Seattle and Issaquah locations each year. The 2019 event will take place Nov. 23. Courtesy photo
Daphne Gahne, a Providence Point resident addresses city council about the negatives of building a comprehensive high school so close to the Providence Point property at the Nov. 12 council study session. From left: Daphne Gahn, councilmember Lindsey Walsh and councilmember Chris Reh. Madison Miller / staff photo

Community weighs in on Providence Heights future

Residents, school district officials and city council discuss Providence Heights zoning to accommodate a comprehensive high school.

Daphne Gahne, a Providence Point resident addresses city council about the negatives of building a comprehensive high school so close to the Providence Point property at the Nov. 12 council study session. From left: Daphne Gahn, councilmember Lindsey Walsh and councilmember Chris Reh. Madison Miller / staff photo
A newly planted tree. Courtesy photo

One Million Trees Celebration with Green Issaquah

Volunteer events, new forest stewardship program.

A newly planted tree. Courtesy photo
Issaquah City Hall. File photo

Mayor Pauly reacts to I-976; city plans face uncertainty

Passing of the initiative could have major consequences for Issaquah.

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                                Maria Monroy and her daughter Lupita Vasquez, 3 years old, in front of the community altar at the Issaquah Highlands Day of the Dead celebration.

Day of the Dead at Issaquah Highlands

Blakely Hall was full of bright colors, paper flowers, painted faces, sugar skulls and altar offerings on the evening of Nov. 1 as Issaquah Highlands… Continue reading

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                                Maria Monroy and her daughter Lupita Vasquez, 3 years old, in front of the community altar at the Issaquah Highlands Day of the Dead celebration.
Issaquah City Hall. File photo

City to upgrade traffic cameras

Council approves replacing 12-year-old system.

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                                Hundreds participate in Oct. 26 10th annual Issaquah Zombie Walk and flash mob “Thriller” dance at City Hall.

Town’s biggest undead flash mob

Zombie Walk packs the streets.

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                                Hundreds participate in Oct. 26 10th annual Issaquah Zombie Walk and flash mob “Thriller” dance at City Hall.
Issaquah City Hall. File photo
Issaquah City Hall. File photo

City of Issaquah redesigns its website

User testing taking place this week.

Previous Issaquah Zombie Walk photos, courtesy of the Issaquah Zombie Walk Facebook page.

1oth annual Zombie Walk will take over downtown

Don’t miss ‘Thriller’ flash mob.

Previous Issaquah Zombie Walk photos, courtesy of the Issaquah Zombie Walk Facebook page.
Brockman Guinee, John Ezell and John Jr. at the Art by Fire table during the Issaquah Goes Apples fair Oct. 19, selling glass blown pumpkins and apples. Natalie DeFord/Staff photo

Issaquah Goes Apples

Downtown fair celebrates fall, the harvest and the arts.

Brockman Guinee, John Ezell and John Jr. at the Art by Fire table during the Issaquah Goes Apples fair Oct. 19, selling glass blown pumpkins and apples. Natalie DeFord/Staff photo
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                                At a an Oct. 14 special meeting the Issaquah City Council unanimously voted to oppose Initiative 976.

Issaquah City Council votes to oppose Initiative 976

Measure jeopardizes priority transportation projects.

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                                At a an Oct. 14 special meeting the Issaquah City Council unanimously voted to oppose Initiative 976.

Regional Clean Fuel Standard presentation

The city council learns about upcoming proposal.

Water discussions continue flowing at city

Fluoridation, status updates, and county approval were all on tap at a recent meeting.

From left: Barbara de Michele and Tim Flood compete for Issaquah City Council Position 3 in the Nov. 5 general election. Courtesy photos

Issaquah City Council Position 3 candidates discuss

Candidates Barbara de Michele and Tim Flood compete for the seat.

From left: Barbara de Michele and Tim Flood compete for Issaquah City Council Position 3 in the Nov. 5 general election. Courtesy photos
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                                3-year-old Sylvie watches the Salmon Days Oct. 5 Grande Parade from atop Corey Derr’s shoulders, waving at all the princesses.

Salmon Days draws wide crowd

50th annual festival, fair, food and fun.

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                                3-year-old Sylvie watches the Salmon Days Oct. 5 Grande Parade from atop Corey Derr’s shoulders, waving at all the princesses.