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Who’s funding Washington state initiatives?

Money is pouring into the state’s initiative races.

Despite helicopter rescue efforts, horse dies after fall

Following the loss of her horse, Issaquah woman hopes to help future rescue efforts.

Daron Morris Suspends Campaign for King County Prosecutor

After running as a reformer, medical issues are preventing Morris from finishing the race.

Kim Schrier (D) and Dino Rossi (R) are seeking to replace Dave Reichert in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. The district spans from eastern King and Pierce counties across the Cascades and into Chelan and Kittitas counties. Photos by John Stang

Cliffhanger ahead in 8th Congressional District

Polls show Kim Schrier and Dino Rossi in close race for open Congress seat

Kim Schrier (D) and Dino Rossi (R) are seeking to replace Dave Reichert in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. The district spans from eastern King and Pierce counties across the Cascades and into Chelan and Kittitas counties. Photos by John Stang

Secure gun storage ordinance approved by King County Council

A Bellevue-based gun rights group has already vowed legal action in response.

Emergency alert network test scheduled for Oct. 3

“Presidential Alert” will be sent to all cell phones within participating wireless carriers

  • Oct 2, 2018

Executive Dow Constantine proposes $11.6 Billion budget

With King County’s finances already stretched thin, Constantine’s budget largely maintains current services while making investments in transit, law enforcement, and juvenile justice reform.

Issaquah Highlands Council hosts candidate forum for 5th legislative district elections

Candidates for the fifth district representative positions answered community questions at the forum

Director KayLee Jaech and Issaquah City Council member Tola Marts cut the ribbon at the grand opening of The Garage teen cafe. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Issaquah celebrates the grand opening of ‘The Garage’ teen cafe

More than 100 people celebrated the grand opening for teen cafe “The Garage” on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Director KayLee Jaech and Issaquah City Council member Tola Marts cut the ribbon at the grand opening of The Garage teen cafe. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo
WSDOT contractor crews chipped away the high spots on the EB I-90 Winery Road Bridge after hydro-milling. Photo courtesy of the <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/" target="_blank">WSDOT Flickr account </a>

WSDOT work crews prepare for around-the-clock I-90 closures

The single-lane closures will run throughout the first two weeks of October with a two-day break.

WSDOT contractor crews chipped away the high spots on the EB I-90 Winery Road Bridge after hydro-milling. Photo courtesy of the <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/" target="_blank">WSDOT Flickr account </a>

Issaquah Costco salmonella investigation underway

Seven cases have resulted in one hospitalization.

  • Sep 26, 2018

Locked up and poor

King County courts use money bail to incarcerate defendants before trial. Should the system be reformed?

Eastside Fire and Rescue receives donation of $35,000 drone

Eastside Fire and Rescue held a test flight of their new drone donated by supporter Barbara Hamer

Anglers wrangle in yellow perch at Lake Sammamish

The first annual fishing derby netted 636 pounds of yellow perch.

Lake Washington students continue to score well above state average on state assessments

Work continues to ensure every student is successful.

  • Sep 20, 2018

Female mayors discuss opportunities in their cities

Emerging leaders focus on diversity, development and deliberate actions.

Photos courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson

Troopers seek hit and run suspect, call on public for help

The Washington State Patrol asked locals for any information to identify the vehicle and suspect.

Photos courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson

Issaquah, Sammamish mayors support Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is an annual celebration that brings newcomers and longtime residents together.

  • Sep 14, 2018

Sammamish city council begins the search for a new city manager

The city council continued to make progress on the search for a long-term replacement this week.

Issaquah City Council appoints new city administrator

Interim city administrator Emily Moon was appointed by the mayor to the her position.