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                                Issaquah City Hall.

Issaquah’s 2019 National Community Survey

Issaquah recently received the results of a National Research Center 2019 National Community Survey (NCS). The results were presented at the Sept. 3 city council… Continue reading

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                                Issaquah City Hall.
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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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Council takes first step to get state funding for affordable housing

Resolution paves the way to redirect tax revenue collected by the state back to local efforts.

  • Sep 10, 2019
Issaquah City Hall. File photo
One of Hunter’s herds, located in King County, is fed a batch of hay. Horses, like these, are being housed on properties in numerous counties. Landowners allege that their owner hasn’t provided enough food or medical attention. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

More than 100 horses are being hoarded by a nonprofit in Puget Sound

Under guise of nonprofit caring for rescued horses, allegations of animal cruelty arose.

One of Hunter’s herds, located in King County, is fed a batch of hay. Horses, like these, are being housed on properties in numerous counties. Landowners allege that their owner hasn’t provided enough food or medical attention. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

Upcoming open house for Anchor Parks planning

Community feedback and site analysis results will be shared.

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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.

County pushes back report on for-hire driver trafficking training

The report was originally due in October but has been extended until next spring.

In May, Governor Jay Inslee signed EHB 1638, a bill updating Washington state’s school and child care immunization requirements to remove the personal and philosophical exemption option for the MMR vaccine.

New MMR immunization requirements before school starts

All K-12 students need to have received the MMR vaccine before first day of school.

In May, Governor Jay Inslee signed EHB 1638, a bill updating Washington state’s school and child care immunization requirements to remove the personal and philosophical exemption option for the MMR vaccine.

Auburn visit: Rep. Schrier urges families to vaccinate their children as schools prepare to open

No child should be left behind when it comes to immunizations. Kim Schrier has made it one of her top priorities during her first six… Continue reading

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County allocates $318 million for education

Money will go toward early education and postsecondary support.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo
The King County Courthouse. File photo

King County set to bring in tax-free housing funding

It’s set to reap $100 million over the next 20 years from state coffers.

The King County Courthouse. File photo

Issaquah will decide whether to fluoridate its water

Some residents have expressed concerns about the practice.

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                                Issaquah High School class of 2013 graduation.

IHS deliberates over graduation honors recognition

IHS seniors may not be able to wear graduation honors cords/adornments starting 2020.

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                                Issaquah High School class of 2013 graduation.

Second annual Confluence Music in the Park happening Sunday

Harmonica stylings by Lee Oskar featured during the free event.

Port of Seattle grants fund economic development across the Eastside

2019 Port of Seattle funding supports economic development projects in Eastside cities.

Issaquah candidate campaign funding

Many candidates chose to raise less than $5,000, allowing them not to report.

Mark Lundborg, fencer and CFO of Issaquah’s Washington Fencing Academy (WFA), will be competing in the 2019 Veteran World Championships in Cairo, Egypt. Madison Miller / staff photo

Lundborg to compete in at the 2019 Veteran World Championships

The 59-year-old recently won the veteran men’s individual saber at the 2019 USA Fencing National Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

Mark Lundborg, fencer and CFO of Issaquah’s Washington Fencing Academy (WFA), will be competing in the 2019 Veteran World Championships in Cairo, Egypt. Madison Miller / staff photo

District Court Judge Peter Nault dies after 25 years on the bench

The county council will appoint a judge to fill the open spot.

  • Aug 16, 2019
Mayor Mary Lou Pauly has appointed Wally Bobkiewicz as Issaquah’s next city administrator. Photo courtesy of city of Issaquah

Wally Bobkiewicz is Issaquah’s new city administrator

The city council confirmed the appointment during its Aug. 12 meeting.

Mayor Mary Lou Pauly has appointed Wally Bobkiewicz as Issaquah’s next city administrator. Photo courtesy of city of Issaquah
Dave Stuby’s long career in dispatching was honored last month during a governing board meeting in Kirkland. He is the first enrolled in NORCOM’s Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of NORCOM

Issaquah resident spent 33 years in 911 dispatching

Dave Stuby is the first enrolled in NORCOM’s Hall of Fame.

Dave Stuby’s long career in dispatching was honored last month during a governing board meeting in Kirkland. He is the first enrolled in NORCOM’s Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of NORCOM