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King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo

King County isn’t on track to meet emissions goals

The goals were ambitious but progress has been slow.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo
King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo

King County wants to boost composting market

In 2018, around one-third of material sent to regional landfill could have been composted.

King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo
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Free printing costs King County libraries $1 million each year

The library board is considering reducing the number of free pages from 75 a week to 10.

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                                Michele Kemper and Zach Hall are both running for Issaquah City Council Position 2 in the Nov. 5 General Election.

Issaquah City Council Position 2 between Zach Hall and Michele Kemper

The two candidates weigh in on important local issues before Nov. 5 general election.

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                                Michele Kemper and Zach Hall are both running for Issaquah City Council Position 2 in the Nov. 5 General Election.
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Mayor’s proposed budget presents bleak picture

Increased fees, taxes could be in city’s future.

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Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

Several Eastside cities are among most expensive to rent in Northwest

Bellevue topped the list for highest apartment rents during the first half of 2019.

Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo
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
Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo

Conservation plan for native seabird moves forward

Washington state regulations for the marbled murrelet have been in limbo since 1997.

Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo
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Free printing costs King County libraries $1 million each year

The library board is considering reducing the number of free pages from 75 a week to 10.

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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.
At left: Issaquah Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at RIVA townhomes on Sept. 24. Front row, from left: Conner Homes team Erin Fowler, Michael Lorenz, Charlie Conner and Libby Thacker; second row: Wendy Romine, Eric Espey, James Yorkston, Queen of Issaquah Katie Bosseler, and the SUHRCO property management team. Natalie DeFord/Staff photo

Conner Homes opens RIVA townhomes in Issaquah

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Sept. 24, grand opening event will take place on Sept. 28.

At left: Issaquah Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at RIVA townhomes on Sept. 24. Front row, from left: Conner Homes team Erin Fowler, Michael Lorenz, Charlie Conner and Libby Thacker; second row: Wendy Romine, Eric Espey, James Yorkston, Queen of Issaquah Katie Bosseler, and the SUHRCO property management team. Natalie DeFord/Staff photo
Gallinger and Ghassemieh compete for ISD school board pos. 3. Courtesy photos

Gallinger and Ghassemieh compete for ISD school board pos. 3

Candidates touch on curriculum, affordability and extracurriculars.

  • Sep 27, 2019
Gallinger and Ghassemieh compete for ISD school board pos. 3. Courtesy photos

Issaquah school bus driver arrested for child rape

Police say suspect had no prior criminal history.

More headway made on needed north fire station

Eastside Fire and Rescue continues discussion with council members.

Construction site of the future Poplar Building office space at 2005 NW Poplar Way. Natalie DeFord/Staff photo

How will construction projects impact Issaquah?

A look at current projects throughout the city.

Construction site of the future Poplar Building office space at 2005 NW Poplar Way. Natalie DeFord/Staff photo
A submission from a previous year’s Apple Art competition held annually by the Downtown Issaquah Association. The submission deadline for this year’s contest is Oct. 12. Courtesy of Ekta Gupta.

Apple art competition submissions begin now

Celebrate the harvest season at Issaquah Goes Apples Oct. 19.

A submission from a previous year’s Apple Art competition held annually by the Downtown Issaquah Association. The submission deadline for this year’s contest is Oct. 12. Courtesy of Ekta Gupta.
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$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

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                                Alpine Animal Hospital, located at 888 NW Sammamish Rd in Issaquah, no longer offers 24-hour emergency services.
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                                Alpine Animal Hospital, located at 888 NW Sammamish Rd in Issaquah, no longer offers 24-hour emergency services.
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King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end

Update to county code has been more than a year in the making.

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