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Issaquah City Hall. Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel

Issaquah Council talks property tax and holds public hearing on budget

Issaquah council approved a 1 percent property tax increase and held a public hearing on the budget.

Issaquah City Hall. Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel
Snoqualmie Casino staff members surround a gaming table in the new private gaming room at Snoqualmie Casino. Photo courtesy of Tarah Smigun
                                Snoqualmie Casino staff members (from left) Trevor House, Linda Yem, Sophorn Seng, Ross Garmon and Jan Wu surround a gaming table in the new private gaming room at Snoqualmie Casino. Photo courtesy of Tarah Smigun

Snoqualmie Casino gets private gaming room

The addition is the final casino upgrade of 2018.

  • Nov 19, 2018
Snoqualmie Casino staff members surround a gaming table in the new private gaming room at Snoqualmie Casino. Photo courtesy of Tarah Smigun
                                Snoqualmie Casino staff members (from left) Trevor House, Linda Yem, Sophorn Seng, Ross Garmon and Jan Wu surround a gaming table in the new private gaming room at Snoqualmie Casino. Photo courtesy of Tarah Smigun

Public School Employees union members ask Issaquah School District to honor contract

Paraeducators and office personnel union members held a rally at the Nov. 7 district board meeting.

Sound Publishing file photo

King County approves gun warning sign requirement

Warning signs must be posted in all King County gun stores and firing ranges.

Sound Publishing file photo

Veterans Day in Issaquah Highlands

Issaquah Highlands Council hosted its annual Veterans Day at Issaquah Highlands on Monday, Nov. 12.

  • Nov 15, 2018
At least 100 people showed up to a rally on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Issaquah City Hall to support US Special Counsel Robert Mueller. William Shaw/Staff photo

Rally on Sunset Way to support Mueller

Residents gathered to show their support for U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

  • Nov 15, 2018
At least 100 people showed up to a rally on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Issaquah City Hall to support US Special Counsel Robert Mueller. William Shaw/Staff photo
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

World War II survivor shares her story

Issaquah resident Ilene Birkwood wrote a book about her experiences as a child during the war.

Citizens gather for an interfaith candlelight vigil Nov. 1 at the Snohomish County Courthouse to honor the 11 victims of an attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Photo courtesy of The Herald.

Issaquah company hosts Gab, social media favorite of the far-right

An Issaquah-based registry company is hosting the site that was pulled after the synagogue shooting.

Citizens gather for an interfaith candlelight vigil Nov. 1 at the Snohomish County Courthouse to honor the 11 victims of an attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Photo courtesy of The Herald.

Community gathers for annual Day of the Dead celebration

On Nov. 3, communtiy memebrs came out to the Issaquah Latino Club’s annual Day of the Dead event.

Issaquah History Museums upload more than 10,000 artifacts to their online archive

The Issaquah History Museums have uploaded more than 10,000 items to their database since 2012.

Skyline High School students and community protest perpetuation of rape culture following ISD lawsuit. Hadassah Klinger, a former ISD student, wears a jacket that says “Hang on, it gets easier and then it gets okay and then it feels like freedom.” Madison Miller/staff photo.

Skyline students hold demonstration in support of sexual assault survivors

Students spread awareness of rape culture; want school district to be held accountable; encourage change following ISD lawsuit.

Skyline High School students and community protest perpetuation of rape culture following ISD lawsuit. Hadassah Klinger, a former ISD student, wears a jacket that says “Hang on, it gets easier and then it gets okay and then it feels like freedom.” Madison Miller/staff photo.
Lisa Callan and Paul Graves answer questions on education funding. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Legislative District 5 candidates speak at Chamber of Commerce forum in Snoqualmie

Candidates for the Legislative District 5 attended the Chamber of Commerce-hosted forum on Oct. 24.

Lisa Callan and Paul Graves answer questions on education funding. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Costco expanding its Issaquah headquarters

The wholesale retailer’s land use application was recently approved by the city.

Early results: Carbon fee fails as gun control passes

Preliminary tallies are in for the state’s four initiatives.

Kim Schrier and Dino Rossi met at their first and only debate at Central Washington University where they clashed over health care, gun safety, taxes, and more. Photo courtesy of David Dick, CWU

Schrier leads Rossi in preliminary results

Schrier has more than 55 percent of the vote.

  • Nov 7, 2018
Kim Schrier and Dino Rossi met at their first and only debate at Central Washington University where they clashed over health care, gun safety, taxes, and more. Photo courtesy of David Dick, CWU

Schrier leads Rossi in hotly-contested 8th Congressional District

Candidates compete for seat vacated by Republican Dave Reichert

The team that advocated for I-1631 at downtown Seattle’s Arctic Club on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Washington rejects carbon fee

I-1631 campaign organizers say they will continue pushing for a cleaner future.

The team that advocated for I-1631 at downtown Seattle’s Arctic Club on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Callan and Ramos lead Legislative District 5 races

Results are preliminary and could change as additional ballots are counted

  • Nov 7, 2018

Senn and Thai lead opponents in Legislative District 41

Results are preliminary.

  • Nov 7, 2018