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Issaquah City council discusses upcoming vacancy, approves human services funding

Issaquah City council discussed city council applications, humans services funding, and Olde Town.

The 2019-20 county budget of $11.7 billion dollars passed by the King County Council. The King County budget priorities are affordable housing and homelessness, public safety, local services, expanding transit access and options, environment, parks and recreation, and equity an health. Graphic courtesy of King County

County council passes 2019-20 budget

Budget priorities include affordable housing and homelessness, public safety and expanding transit access and options.

The 2019-20 county budget of $11.7 billion dollars passed by the King County Council. The King County budget priorities are affordable housing and homelessness, public safety, local services, expanding transit access and options, environment, parks and recreation, and equity an health. Graphic courtesy of King County
Police say porch piracy is primarily a crime of opportunity. Many criminals will see a package as they pass by and make quick, easy money. Kailan Manandic, photo illustration

‘Porch pirates’ plunder local packages

Eastside police departments spoke on the ‘porch pirate’ problem and ask locals to report the crime.

Police say porch piracy is primarily a crime of opportunity. Many criminals will see a package as they pass by and make quick, easy money. Kailan Manandic, photo illustration
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Issaquah wants feedback on potential dog park location

Issaquah is looking for citizen feedback on where they would like a new dog park in the city.

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“Matilda the Musical” shares the magic at Village Theatre. Photo by 2018 Mark Kitaoka. Courtesy of Village Theatre.

“Matilda the Musical” shares the magic this holiday season at Village Theatre

The Roald Dahl classic story is making its first west coast premiere in Issaquah and Everett.

“Matilda the Musical” shares the magic at Village Theatre. Photo by 2018 Mark Kitaoka. Courtesy of Village Theatre.

Romaine lettuce, beef recalled just before Thanksgiving

23 people have been infected with a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria in 11 states.

The Eastside strike team consisted of a dozen firefighters from local cities. They assisted with small brush fires and watched over a small community near Malibu as a fire raged on a nearby hillside. Photos courtesy of Jeff Storey and Dave McDaniel

Local firefighters aid in California wildfires

Firefighters from Eastside Fire & Rescue, Snoqualmie, Fall City and Duvall fire departments assisted.

The Eastside strike team consisted of a dozen firefighters from local cities. They assisted with small brush fires and watched over a small community near Malibu as a fire raged on a nearby hillside. Photos courtesy of Jeff Storey and Dave McDaniel
The segment of SE 60th Street marked in red is the area that will be affected by the speed limit reduction from 35 to 30 mph. Courtesy Image.

King County considering speed reduction on Southeast 60th Street

Public comments and feedback accepted through Nov. 27.

The segment of SE 60th Street marked in red is the area that will be affected by the speed limit reduction from 35 to 30 mph. Courtesy Image.

Eastridge Church gives out 1,500 Thanksgiving turkeys to the communtiy

The Eastridge Church opened their doors in Seattle and Issaquah for the 15th annual turkey giveaway.

Issaquah City Hall. Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel

Issaquah Council talks property tax and holds public hearing on budget

Issaquah council approved a 1 percent property tax increase and held a public hearing on the budget.

Issaquah City Hall. Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel
Snoqualmie Casino staff members surround a gaming table in the new private gaming room at Snoqualmie Casino. Photo courtesy of Tarah Smigun
                                Snoqualmie Casino staff members (from left) Trevor House, Linda Yem, Sophorn Seng, Ross Garmon and Jan Wu surround a gaming table in the new private gaming room at Snoqualmie Casino. Photo courtesy of Tarah Smigun

Snoqualmie Casino gets private gaming room

The addition is the final casino upgrade of 2018.

  • Nov 19, 2018
Snoqualmie Casino staff members surround a gaming table in the new private gaming room at Snoqualmie Casino. Photo courtesy of Tarah Smigun
                                Snoqualmie Casino staff members (from left) Trevor House, Linda Yem, Sophorn Seng, Ross Garmon and Jan Wu surround a gaming table in the new private gaming room at Snoqualmie Casino. Photo courtesy of Tarah Smigun

Public School Employees union members ask Issaquah School District to honor contract

Paraeducators and office personnel union members held a rally at the Nov. 7 district board meeting.

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King County approves gun warning sign requirement

Warning signs must be posted in all King County gun stores and firing ranges.

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Veterans Day in Issaquah Highlands

Issaquah Highlands Council hosted its annual Veterans Day at Issaquah Highlands on Monday, Nov. 12.

  • Nov 15, 2018
At least 100 people showed up to a rally on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Issaquah City Hall to support US Special Counsel Robert Mueller. William Shaw/Staff photo

Rally on Sunset Way to support Mueller

Residents gathered to show their support for U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

  • Nov 15, 2018
At least 100 people showed up to a rally on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Issaquah City Hall to support US Special Counsel Robert Mueller. William Shaw/Staff photo
Sgt. 1st Class Trevor Riesner, an active service member, visits with Spiritwood residents during Veterans Day to answer questions and meet with other veterans. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Angell

Retirement community honors local vets, raise funds

Spiritwood at Pine Lake residents handmade 200 poppy flowers to honor Veteran’s Day.

Sgt. 1st Class Trevor Riesner, an active service member, visits with Spiritwood residents during Veterans Day to answer questions and meet with other veterans. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Angell

World War II survivor shares her story

Issaquah resident Ilene Birkwood wrote a book about her experiences as a child during the war.

Citizens gather for an interfaith candlelight vigil Nov. 1 at the Snohomish County Courthouse to honor the 11 victims of an attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Photo courtesy of The Herald.

Issaquah company hosts Gab, social media favorite of the far-right

An Issaquah-based registry company is hosting the site that was pulled after the synagogue shooting.

Citizens gather for an interfaith candlelight vigil Nov. 1 at the Snohomish County Courthouse to honor the 11 victims of an attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Photo courtesy of The Herald.

Community gathers for annual Day of the Dead celebration

On Nov. 3, communtiy memebrs came out to the Issaquah Latino Club’s annual Day of the Dead event.

Issaquah History Museums upload more than 10,000 artifacts to their online archive

The Issaquah History Museums have uploaded more than 10,000 items to their database since 2012.