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In May, Governor Jay Inslee signed EHB 1638, a bill updating Washington state’s school and child care immunization requirements to remove the personal and philosophical exemption option for the MMR vaccine.

New MMR immunization requirements before school starts

All K-12 students need to have received the MMR vaccine before first day of school.

In May, Governor Jay Inslee signed EHB 1638, a bill updating Washington state’s school and child care immunization requirements to remove the personal and philosophical exemption option for the MMR vaccine.

Auburn visit: Rep. Schrier urges families to vaccinate their children as schools prepare to open

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In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County allocates $318 million for education

Money will go toward early education and postsecondary support.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo
The King County Courthouse. File photo

King County set to bring in tax-free housing funding

It’s set to reap $100 million over the next 20 years from state coffers.

The King County Courthouse. File photo

Issaquah will decide whether to fluoridate its water

Some residents have expressed concerns about the practice.

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                                Issaquah High School class of 2013 graduation.

IHS deliberates over graduation honors recognition

IHS seniors may not be able to wear graduation honors cords/adornments starting 2020.

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                                Issaquah High School class of 2013 graduation.

Second annual Confluence Music in the Park happening Sunday

Harmonica stylings by Lee Oskar featured during the free event.

Port of Seattle grants fund economic development across the Eastside

2019 Port of Seattle funding supports economic development projects in Eastside cities.

Issaquah candidate campaign funding

Many candidates chose to raise less than $5,000, allowing them not to report.

Mark Lundborg, fencer and CFO of Issaquah’s Washington Fencing Academy (WFA), will be competing in the 2019 Veteran World Championships in Cairo, Egypt. Madison Miller / staff photo

Lundborg to compete in at the 2019 Veteran World Championships

The 59-year-old recently won the veteran men’s individual saber at the 2019 USA Fencing National Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

Mark Lundborg, fencer and CFO of Issaquah’s Washington Fencing Academy (WFA), will be competing in the 2019 Veteran World Championships in Cairo, Egypt. Madison Miller / staff photo

District Court Judge Peter Nault dies after 25 years on the bench

The county council will appoint a judge to fill the open spot.

  • Aug 16, 2019
Mayor Mary Lou Pauly has appointed Wally Bobkiewicz as Issaquah’s next city administrator. Photo courtesy of city of Issaquah

Wally Bobkiewicz is Issaquah’s new city administrator

The city council confirmed the appointment during its Aug. 12 meeting.

Mayor Mary Lou Pauly has appointed Wally Bobkiewicz as Issaquah’s next city administrator. Photo courtesy of city of Issaquah
Dave Stuby’s long career in dispatching was honored last month during a governing board meeting in Kirkland. He is the first enrolled in NORCOM’s Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of NORCOM

Issaquah resident spent 33 years in 911 dispatching

Dave Stuby is the first enrolled in NORCOM’s Hall of Fame.

Dave Stuby’s long career in dispatching was honored last month during a governing board meeting in Kirkland. He is the first enrolled in NORCOM’s Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of NORCOM
The intended bike park will be located near the soccer fields of Pad 3, under the BPA power lines and north of the Central Park-Falls Drive trail. Photo courtesy of the city of Issaquah

Bike park construction expected in 2020 if funding is secured

Issaquah Highlands plans to implement a bike park in Central Park.

  • Aug 12, 2019
The intended bike park will be located near the soccer fields of Pad 3, under the BPA power lines and north of the Central Park-Falls Drive trail. Photo courtesy of the city of Issaquah
Mike Bossing removes the ArtEast sign during its closing party. From left: David Lutrick, Monica Phillips and Mike Bossing.

ArtEast celebrates memories at closing party

ArtEast closed its doors July 31.

Mike Bossing removes the ArtEast sign during its closing party. From left: David Lutrick, Monica Phillips and Mike Bossing.
A new roundabout on Newport Way Northwest was implemented to increase safety for pedestrians and minimize traffic. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Issaquah continues to work towards minimizing traffic conditions

Go Issaquah! aims to enhance pedestrian safety and improve transporation options.

  • Aug 9, 2019
A new roundabout on Newport Way Northwest was implemented to increase safety for pedestrians and minimize traffic. Madeline Coats/staff photo
Rattlesnake Lake. Image by Google Maps

Issaquah man drowns at Rattlesnake Lake

Body recovered by dive unit on Aug. 7.

  • Aug 8, 2019
Rattlesnake Lake. Image by Google Maps

Weaver and Crofts likely to advance to general election

ISD board Pos. 5 will be between Weaver and Crofts.

King County’s Prop. 1 parks levy is passing

Initial results from the Aug. 6 primary King County Council races are also in.

Issaquah Police Department aims to help parents with strong-willed children

The Parent Project provides a 10-week course for parents with difficult or out-of-control adolescents.