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Free printing costs King County libraries $1 million each year

The library board is considering reducing the number of free pages from 75 a week to 10.

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                                Salmon Days festival.

Salmon Days swims into 50th year

Salmon Days returns Oct. 5-6.

Photo by Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce
                                Salmon Days festival.
At left: Issaquah Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at RIVA townhomes on Sept. 24. Front row, from left: Conner Homes team Erin Fowler, Michael Lorenz, Charlie Conner and Libby Thacker; second row: Wendy Romine, Eric Espey, James Yorkston, Queen of Issaquah Katie Bosseler, and the SUHRCO property management team. Natalie DeFord/Staff photo

Conner Homes opens RIVA townhomes in Issaquah

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Sept. 24, grand opening event will take place on Sept. 28.

At left: Issaquah Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at RIVA townhomes on Sept. 24. Front row, from left: Conner Homes team Erin Fowler, Michael Lorenz, Charlie Conner and Libby Thacker; second row: Wendy Romine, Eric Espey, James Yorkston, Queen of Issaquah Katie Bosseler, and the SUHRCO property management team. Natalie DeFord/Staff photo
Gallinger and Ghassemieh compete for ISD school board pos. 3. Courtesy photos

Gallinger and Ghassemieh compete for ISD school board pos. 3

Candidates touch on curriculum, affordability and extracurriculars.

  • Sep 27, 2019
Gallinger and Ghassemieh compete for ISD school board pos. 3. Courtesy photos

Issaquah school bus driver arrested for child rape

Police say suspect had no prior criminal history.

More headway made on needed north fire station

Eastside Fire and Rescue continues discussion with council members.

Construction site of the future Poplar Building office space at 2005 NW Poplar Way. Natalie DeFord/Staff photo

How will construction projects impact Issaquah?

A look at current projects throughout the city.

Construction site of the future Poplar Building office space at 2005 NW Poplar Way. Natalie DeFord/Staff photo
A submission from a previous year’s Apple Art competition held annually by the Downtown Issaquah Association. The submission deadline for this year’s contest is Oct. 12. Courtesy of Ekta Gupta.

Apple art competition submissions begin now

Celebrate the harvest season at Issaquah Goes Apples Oct. 19.

A submission from a previous year’s Apple Art competition held annually by the Downtown Issaquah Association. The submission deadline for this year’s contest is Oct. 12. Courtesy of Ekta Gupta.
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$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

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                                Alpine Animal Hospital, located at 888 NW Sammamish Rd in Issaquah, no longer offers 24-hour emergency services.
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                                Alpine Animal Hospital, located at 888 NW Sammamish Rd in Issaquah, no longer offers 24-hour emergency services.
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King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end

Update to county code has been more than a year in the making.

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Issaquah high student arrested on felony harassment charges

A female IHS student was arrested Sunday night after posting a video that contained “inappropriate and threatening language.”

KCSO found all but one of the 108 allegations of excessive or unnecessary use of force were justified

The Office of Law Enforcement Oversight has released its annual 2018 report.

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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
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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.

Photo courtesy of Issaquah School District
                                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.