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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
The Mountains to Sound Greenway was recently was designated as a National Heritage area. Photo courtesy of Mountains to Sound Greenway

Local gem becomes national treasure

The Mountains to Sound Greenway was recently designated as a National Heritage Area.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway was recently was designated as a National Heritage area. Photo courtesy of Mountains to Sound Greenway
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                                State Trooper Rick Johnson 
                                A DUI collision on state Route 18 that pinned a driver in their car. The 7-mile stretch of SR 18 between Issaquah-Hobart Road and Raging River hosts a disproportionate number of crashes for the amount of traffic it carries, according to state traffic data.

State transportation budget to fund SR 18 widening

If the budget passes through the State House and Senate, it would provide $26 million.

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                                State Trooper Rick Johnson 
                                A DUI collision on state Route 18 that pinned a driver in their car. The 7-mile stretch of SR 18 between Issaquah-Hobart Road and Raging River hosts a disproportionate number of crashes for the amount of traffic it carries, according to state traffic data.

Issaquah installs public art sculptures at SE 62nd Street extension

The city of Issaquah partnered artist Susan Zoccola to create four sculptures for SE 62nd Street.

Vietnam veteran receives recognition at Issaquah city hall

Kent Paxton was recognized by VFW Post 3436 for his service in Vietnam in the 1960s on March 29.

Advocates hold a rent control rally in Olympia on Feb. 27, the day before Oregon passed legislation capping rent increases and prohibiting no-cause evictions. Photo courtesy of Amy Tower/Tenants Union of Washington State

Would rent control work in Washington?

Oregon’s new law could lay the blueprint for other states

Advocates hold a rent control rally in Olympia on Feb. 27, the day before Oregon passed legislation capping rent increases and prohibiting no-cause evictions. Photo courtesy of Amy Tower/Tenants Union of Washington State

Issaquah police reports shed light on Chinese immigrant death lawsuit

Wangshen Leng had severe Alzheimer’s diesease.

Lawsuit alleges Issaquah officers’ use of excessive force led to elderly man’s death

Immigrant’s death was ruled a homicide by King County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to lawsuit.

Photo by Kayse Angel

What’s next for the I-405 master plan?

New express toll lanes from Renton to Bellevue are coming soon.

Photo by Kayse Angel
Puget Sound Energy’s Energize Eastside project will replace two-pole towers with taller, single poles and four-pole towers with two poles. Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Energy

Fight over Energize Eastside continues

Community groups remain opposed to PSE’s planned system upgrade.

Puget Sound Energy’s Energize Eastside project will replace two-pole towers with taller, single poles and four-pole towers with two poles. Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Energy
Superior Court judge Veronica Alicea-Galván presides over the courtroom on March 19. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

Dissecting the future of impactful pretrial decision making

Data on inmates not being cohesively collected is needed for decision making, advocates say.

Superior Court judge Veronica Alicea-Galván presides over the courtroom on March 19. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo
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                                WWII veteran Dale Brown shows a drawing of himself when he was in Czechoslovakia circa 1945.

World War II Veteran turns 95

Issaquah family and NJROTC surprise Dale Brown.

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                                WWII veteran Dale Brown shows a drawing of himself when he was in Czechoslovakia circa 1945.
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King County approves bargaining agreement with 60 unions

Employees will receive wage increases and $500 bonus.

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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

State House proposes to invest $26 million to widen section of Highway 18

The House of Representatives’ Transportation Budget proposal, introduced by House Democrats on Monday, makes major investments in transportation infrastructure in east and south King County.… Continue reading

Issaquah commits up to $3 million for WSDOT I-90 project

Issaquah has committed as much as $3 million in funding for the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Interstate 90 auxiliary lane project. As part… Continue reading

9th Annual Holi Festival returns to Lake Sammamish Park

Traditional Indian festival celebrates spring.

Vivian, one of many cared for at a child care center of the Kiwassa Neighbourhood House in Vancouver, B.C., spends the day outside on a tricycle on March 21. The site was awarded prototype status by the government of British Columbia as part of an effort to ease skyrocketing child care costs in the province. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

Clues for fixing King County’s child care woes may be found in British Columbia

B.C. struggles with many of the same problems as Washington state.

Vivian, one of many cared for at a child care center of the Kiwassa Neighbourhood House in Vancouver, B.C., spends the day outside on a tricycle on March 21. The site was awarded prototype status by the government of British Columbia as part of an effort to ease skyrocketing child care costs in the province. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo
Multiple rings were acquired at the suspect’s home. Photo obtained from Bellevue police reports

Issaquah man steals over $100,000 worth of rings, leaves medical card behind

Suspect charged with Bellevue jewelry theft.

Multiple rings were acquired at the suspect’s home. Photo obtained from Bellevue police reports