Kailan Manandic

Legislators budgeted more than $900 million for the Eastside

Issaquah residents will see the state invest $68.4 million in capital and transportation projects.

 

Snoqualmie Casino executive chef Justin Lee and pastry chef Chuck Dugo created a blackberry cheesecake push-pop that one the people’s choice and best dessert award in the Issaquah Epicurean Experience contest. Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce / courtesy photo

Issaquah has crowned the best local appetizer and dessert

The chamber of commerce hosted a month-long contest to find the best dishes among local restaurants.

 

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                                Officials break ground outside Salt House Church for the Eastside’s first permanent women and family shelter. Workers hope to complete construction in 2020.

Eastside’s first permanent shelter breaks ground in Kirkland

The shelter will serve single women and families with children who are experiencing homelessness.

 

EvergreenHealth seeks to secure funding through a voter-approved bond measure that would pay for critical upgrades at the Kirkland medical center. The Family Maternity Center was last renovated in 1996 and officials hope to modernize the space for new families. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

EvergreenHealth seeks support in upcoming ballot measure

The health system is asking for local voters to approve a bond measure of $345 million over 20 years.

EvergreenHealth seeks to secure funding through a voter-approved bond measure that would pay for critical upgrades at the Kirkland medical center. The Family Maternity Center was last renovated in 1996 and officials hope to modernize the space for new families. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

Eastside chambers to gather for inaugural business summit

Five Eastside chambers of commerce collaborated to host the Eastside Regional Business Summit.

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                                Kirkland Urban, the nearly completed mixed-use development in downtown Kirkland, will host Shake Shack along with about a dozen other tenants.

Shake Shack to open in Kirkland

The East Coast burger chain will open in Kirkland Urban, the nearly completed mixed-use development.

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                                Kirkland Urban, the nearly completed mixed-use development in downtown Kirkland, will host Shake Shack along with about a dozen other tenants.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance comes to Issaquah

The nationally accredited care provider recently opened its Issaquah clinic to serve Eastsiders.

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                                State Trooper Rick Johnson 
                                A DUI collision on state Route 18 that pinned a driver in their car. The 7-mile stretch of SR 18 between Issaquah-Hobart Road and Raging River hosts a disproportionate number of crashes for the amount of traffic it carries, according to state traffic data.

State transportation budget to fund SR 18 widening

If the budget passes through the State House and Senate, it would provide $26 million.

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                                State Trooper Rick Johnson 
                                A DUI collision on state Route 18 that pinned a driver in their car. The 7-mile stretch of SR 18 between Issaquah-Hobart Road and Raging River hosts a disproportionate number of crashes for the amount of traffic it carries, according to state traffic data.
The downtown flower baskets in Issaquah are funded entirely through donations and maintained by the Downtown Issaquah Association. Photo courtesy of the Downtown Issaquah Association

Downtown Issaquah launches annual Flowers on Front Street

The flowers are funded entirely through donations and locals can make donations for Mother’s Day.

The downtown flower baskets in Issaquah are funded entirely through donations and maintained by the Downtown Issaquah Association. Photo courtesy of the Downtown Issaquah Association

Local women’s boutique throws party for first spring lineup

The local Scout and Molly’s franchise recently opened and is hosting a preview party Saturday.

Rising rat populations cost Eastsiders thousands in repairs

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

Yoga studio expands to Issaquah, serves Eastside students

Spira Power Yoga expanded to Issaquah to offer closer classes for local students.

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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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9Round trainer Cisco helps train trainer Staci at Truong Luu’s Issaquah Highlands location which recently celebrated a year of operation. Photo courtesy of Truong Luu and 9Round

Issaquah business owner spreads fitness, healthy living

Truong Luu recently celebrated the first anniversary of his Issaquah Highlands 9Round franchise.

9Round trainer Cisco helps train trainer Staci at Truong Luu’s Issaquah Highlands location which recently celebrated a year of operation. Photo courtesy of Truong Luu and 9Round
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)

Issaquah highlights resources for storm debris removal

Locals can get rid of storm debris for no extra charge on regular yard-waste removal days.

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Eastside lawmakers sponsor Attorney General bills

The bills focus on gun control, consumer protection and raising vape and tobacco product age limits.

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UPDATE: 911 services partially back online

CenturyLink and King County report most 911 calls are getting through.

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Juvenile Diversion keeps kids out of court and away from crime

The diversion program recruits community volunteers to oversee local juvenile cases.

Porch pirates strike at an Issaquah Highlands home. Police arrested the two and personally returned numerous packages. Photos courtesy of the city of Issaquah

Police arrest porch pirates, redeliver stolen gifts

The two suspects were stealing boxes from Issaquah Highlands residents when a local called 911.

Porch pirates strike at an Issaquah Highlands home. Police arrested the two and personally returned numerous packages. Photos courtesy of the city of Issaquah