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Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

Susan Chen’s story begins as a criminal matter. In 2013 she paid a visit to a King County care facility with her son and saw… Continue reading

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Issaquah, EFR, Ecology, finalize report on PFAS in the city

A report on chemical impacts to the Lower Issaquah Valley is being finalized by the city.

King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

When a boat sinks, it costs a lot to bring it up, with millions being spent since 2003 on removals.

Issaquah asks citizens what they want in a city administrator

The opinion of the citizens will play a factor in the hiring process of a new city administrator.

Issaquah residents file for November 2019 general election

Residents in the city of Issaquah and the Issaquah School Districts have submitted their applications to run for office this November. Four city council positions… Continue reading

Issaquah High School employee one of five confirmed with measles

School urges families to monitor children for signs.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report

King County Council requests report on special districts in wake of fraud allegations

Small, local special districts will face more scrutiny following Enumclaw drainage district case.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report
The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Housing study pokes holes in conventional wisdom

High construction and land costs will incentivize developers to build luxury units.

The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Eviction reform passed by state Legislature

Tenant protections included longer notices and more judicial discretion.

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                                Influence the Choice held its 7th annual video contest awards ceremony on April 30 at Issaquah High School.

IFC hosts 7th annual video contest award ceremony

45 videos were submitted for video contest.

Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Influence the Choice held its 7th annual video contest awards ceremony on April 30 at Issaquah High School.

Legislators budgeted more than $900 million for the Eastside

Issaquah residents will see the state invest $68.4 million in capital and transportation projects.

Issaquah wants feedback on transportation improvements for the future of the city

Issaquah is hosting a survey to collect public comment on their upcoming Mobility Master Plan.

Liberty High School choir teacher, Robin Wood, spoke at the ISF luncheon on May 3. Madison Miller / staff photo

Issaquah Schools Foundation host 21st annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon

ISF will be hosting a Nourish Every Mind Breakfast on May 14.

Liberty High School choir teacher, Robin Wood, spoke at the ISF luncheon on May 3. Madison Miller / staff photo
Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) at last year’s Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank concert. Chris Schaening / courtesy photo

Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra to perform fourth annual food raiser concert

The IPO will perform a free public concert in support of the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank May 20 st Skyline High School.

Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) at last year’s Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank concert. Chris Schaening / courtesy photo

BPA addresses tree removal along transmission line corridor in Issaquah and Sammamish

Citizens attended a BPA open house at Blakely Hall in Issaquah on May 2.

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                                Jerry Blackburn, program manager for Substance Abuse and Prevention Services with Friends of Youth and soon-to-be executive director for Influence the Choice, gave a presentation to Issaquah parents about the dangers of teen vaping.

Smoking is out, Vaping is in: ITC educates parents on effects of teen vaping

Influence the Choice hosts talk for Issaquah parents about the effects of teen vaping

Madison Miller / staff photo 
                                Jerry Blackburn, program manager for Substance Abuse and Prevention Services with Friends of Youth and soon-to-be executive director for Influence the Choice, gave a presentation to Issaquah parents about the dangers of teen vaping.
Hospital workers support HB 1155 to implement uninterrupted rest breaks and provide limitations on the use of additional on-call work. Courtesy Photo

Legislature passes break and overtime protections for health care workers

Washington State House and Senate have passed HB 1155 providing hospital workplace improvements.

Hospital workers support HB 1155 to implement uninterrupted rest breaks and provide limitations on the use of additional on-call work. Courtesy Photo

Overdose deaths continue to rise locally and nationally

This may not be the same opioid epidemic anymore.

Issaquah City Hall. Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel

Issaquah partners with Forterra to create green space stewardship plan

The Green Issaquah Partnership aims to create a 20-year environmental management plan.

Issaquah City Hall. Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel

Homelessness may be trending down after seven years

A press release from the annual count showed a reduction in people living without a home.