Haley Ausbun

Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis

Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemic

Artists Sunday is an online directory that connects artists across the county, state and nation.

 

Map of 45th Legislative District.

Election Day results in for 45th Legislative District

Goodman and Springer lead in early results for 45th Legislative District

 

Issaquah City Hall.

Issaquah passes sales tax increase in 4-3 council vote before King County

The city will collect revenues from a new sales tax increase for affordable housing, unless King County supports funding a long-time housing project in Issaquah.

 

Issaquah City Hall.

Mayor presents the 2021 City of Issaquah budget

The city will face financial challenges ahead with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Issaquah City Hall.
Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location

Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location

The local popular burger chain is looking for public suggestions on possible properties

Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location
Issaquah plans to bring back some in-person learning

Issaquah plans to bring back some in-person learning

Kindergarten and first grade could return for some in-person learning by Oct. 15

Issaquah plans to bring back some in-person learning
Photo courtesy of Mayor Mary Lou Pauly.

Mayor writes letter for Issaquah residents—100 years from now

The letter describes life in a pandemic, and the plans for future Issaquah

Photo courtesy of Mayor Mary Lou Pauly.
Pexel Images

Two patients contracted COVID-19 while at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland

A press release from the hospital states it has contacted 100 employees that had various levels of exposure, and that the direct source in this case is unclear

Pexel Images
New homes with views of Issaquah alps open for $1.5M to $2.2M

New homes with views of Issaquah alps open for $1.5M to $2.2M

The Cougar Mountain Panorama community, under construction, will have 63 homes

New homes with views of Issaquah alps open for $1.5M to $2.2M
Virtual town halls coming up for unincorporated King County

Virtual town halls coming up for unincorporated King County

Events throughout September and October via Zoom will cater to different areas of the region.

Virtual town halls coming up for unincorporated King County
Diya Garg, left, distributes Mighty Crayon recycles crayons and coloring books for Seattle students. Courtesy photo/Diya Garg.

Getting crayons to kids runs in the family

Eastside nonprofit Mighty Crayon is relaunched by younger sister of founder, repurposing used restaurant crayons

Diya Garg, left, distributes Mighty Crayon recycles crayons and coloring books for Seattle students. Courtesy photo/Diya Garg.
Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

The companies will also each donate $1 million to the Eastrail

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters
Enzo’s Bistro and Bar/Justin Oba

New Issaquah restaurant brings Italian cuisine in family-friendly setting

Enzo’s Bistro and Bar, located at the former Pogacha of Issaquah, brought back some of the staff from the old restaurant

Enzo’s Bistro and Bar/Justin Oba
The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office

Toddler killed as Renton family flees Cold Springs Fire

The parents were severely burned and are being treated at Harborview Medical Center

The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office
Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

King County faces unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke

Weather monitors recommend people limit time outdoors, especially children, seniors and those with heart or lung disease.

Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2

Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2

The office space for an additional 10,000 jobs, making it 25,000 coming to downtown, is expected to complete in 2023.

Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2
Inslee mask graphic

Free mask event for King County residents, Aug. 4 in Bellevue

The drive-thru distribution event will offer two masks per person

Inslee mask graphic
Issaquah School District

Issaquah Superintendent announces fully remote start to fall classes

The recommendation will be presented at the school board meeting Thursday

Issaquah School District
The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.

Renton battles King County over temporary shelter at Red Lion Hotel

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.
From the Issaquah Black Lives Matter demonstration, Friday, June 12. Photo by William Shaw

Issaquah starts conversations on action plan for police accountability, equity

While contrasting, passionate ideas were expressed by the speakers at the June 29 meeting, Mayor Mary Lou Pauly said it left her optimistic that they were all closer than they think on public safety.

From the Issaquah Black Lives Matter demonstration, Friday, June 12. Photo by William Shaw