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Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Impact of transgender military ban unknown for local personnel

A week after the Supreme Court ruling, active-duty service members remain uncertain about their future.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

ISD office professionals and paraeducators call off strike following tentative agreement

ISD strike committees ratified the district’s offer on Jan. 29.

Seattle man sentenced to one year in prison for smuggling firearms into Iraq

Co-conspirator Bellevue man to be sentenced in March.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

A new theatre company comes to Kenmore

As If Theatre Company will debut its first production on Feb. 8.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.
The Mercer Island City Council honored Kari Anderson (center) for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award at a council meeting in 2018. Also pictured is Jennifer Wright, MISD executive director of Learning Services (right) and Mayor Debbie Bertlin. Photo courtesy of Janet Piehl/Girl Scout Leader Troop 43142

Eastside Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

Girl Scout girls make a difference in their communities

The Mercer Island City Council honored Kari Anderson (center) for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award at a council meeting in 2018. Also pictured is Jennifer Wright, MISD executive director of Learning Services (right) and Mayor Debbie Bertlin. Photo courtesy of Janet Piehl/Girl Scout Leader Troop 43142

King County Council approves fossil fuel moratorium

Six-month moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure was narrowly approved

Measles outbreak puts Washington under State of Emergency

Thirty-five cases have been confirmed statewide.

Rising rat populations cost Eastsiders thousands in repairs

The widespread increase in rat populations has been wreaking havoc in previously untouched areas.

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Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

  • Jan 25, 2019
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Native American bill aims to remove barriers to civic participation

Goal is to remove barriers to Native American civic participation.

  • Jan 24, 2019

Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?

Paraeducators and office professionals gather at Hazen High School on Jan. 15 to vote on a strike. Photo courtesy of SEIU Local 925

Issaquah School Distrcit office professionals and paraeducators set strike deadline on Jan. 29.

The Strike Committees of both unions unanimously decided set a strike deadline of Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Paraeducators and office professionals gather at Hazen High School on Jan. 15 to vote on a strike. Photo courtesy of SEIU Local 925
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Bellevue maintains highest Eastside median rent as others vary

The Eastside sees some of the biggest differences in median rent rate year to year.

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Issaquah council approves 6-acre land dedication from apartment developer

The council approved the mayor to accept a dedication of 6-acres of park land, wetland, and trail.

Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly and ISD superintendent Ron Thiele present the current status of the city and the school district at chamber luncheon. Evan Pappas/staff photo.

Mayor and ISD superintendent discuss changes

Mayor Pauly and Ron Thiele present “what’s new and how it impacts you” to Issaquah chamber.

Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly and ISD superintendent Ron Thiele present the current status of the city and the school district at chamber luncheon. Evan Pappas/staff photo.
A woman takes a photo toward Elliott Bay as Alaskan Way Viaduct traffic rolls past her below ahead of an upcoming closure of the roadway, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Week one of “Viadoom” is viadud on Eastside

WSDOT works with commuters to minimize impacts during Seattle’s longest major highway closure.

A woman takes a photo toward Elliott Bay as Alaskan Way Viaduct traffic rolls past her below ahead of an upcoming closure of the roadway, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The Sammamish home where deputies found the bodies of three. Ashley Hiruko/Staff photo

Parents killed over plan to sell family home

New details released by KCSO give potential motive for Sammamish murder-suicide.

The Sammamish home where deputies found the bodies of three. Ashley Hiruko/Staff photo

ISD paraeducators and office staff vote to strike

A strike committee will decide an official strike date and details.

Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

About $225 million will subsidize middle income housing in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and Sammamish

Authorities outside of the Klahanie home on Tuesday. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Three found dead in Klahanie home in Sammamish

Investigation is ongoing.

Authorities outside of the Klahanie home on Tuesday. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo