Linda Ball

Kevin with a counselor from when he was in rehab in Spokane. She said

A son’s death, a mother’s anguish | Former Issaquah teen battled heroin | Clarification

Kevin Velasco was released from rehab Saturday evening, July 12. He'd been there almost a month battling heroin addiction. By Monday morning, he was dead.

 

Motorcyclist plunges into creek

What could have been a routine traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase, with a motorcyclist plunging 80-feet into the North Fork of Issaquah creek Wednesday night.

 

Marty Reilly is ready for takeoff from the top of Tiger Mountain

Flying High | Disabled get to experience thrill of paragliding

Marty Reilly, 53, has been in a wheelchair for 20 years, after a trampoline accident in which he landed on his head. Paralyzed from the neck down, his entire life changed in that moment.

 

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Work finally begins on Pickering Hills subdivision

Work is finally beginning on Pickering Hills, a new 20-home subdivision on Newport Way Northwest.

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Michael Eng of Issaquah appears on his own trading card. When football season gets closer

Issaquah man is the face of the Super Charged Seahawks Fan

Issaquah’s Michael Eng said it takes everyone to be the 12th man. In case you don’t know, that’s a reference to the loud and proud Seahawk’s fans. But Eng might be one of the most visible of the Seahawks super fans.

Michael Eng of Issaquah appears on his own trading card. When football season gets closer
The lift! Every so often

Outdoor art project celebrates the Great Blue Heron

If you've ever wondered what a human-scale bird's nest looks like, you can find out at Village Green Park in the Issaquah Highlands this weekend.

The lift! Every so often

Issaquah/Sammamish City Councils meet together

Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler acknowledged that it had been a number of years since they got together, because they’ve been inwardly focused, but, he said, in reality they have a lot in common.

And they're off! Two cars race down Second Avenue in each heat of the Challenge Race.

Kids have a special need for speed | Slideshow

The Challenge Series Race, in its 17th year in Issaquah, brought out a dozen drivers, and 45 riders on a very hot Saturday.

And they're off! Two cars race down Second Avenue in each heat of the Challenge Race.

The Blotter | Police reports from Issaquah

Scary customer, mail tampering, fraud, drunk and yelling, spying on the fish?

An employee with Flohawks Plumbing and Septic works on a main sewer line break at the McDonald’s restaurant at 1305 N.E. Gilman Blvd. in Issaquah. The problem caused raw sewage to back up into the kitchen.

Issaquah McDonald’s shut down due to sewage backup in kitchen

McDonald's of Issaquah at 1305 Northwest Gilman Boulevard was closed down Monday, July 7, after raw sewage backed up into the kitchen.

An employee with Flohawks Plumbing and Septic works on a main sewer line break at the McDonald’s restaurant at 1305 N.E. Gilman Blvd. in Issaquah. The problem caused raw sewage to back up into the kitchen.
Costco is the city’s top customer when it comes to business and operations (B&O) tax.

Costco planning big expansion in Issaquah

Costco has been working with Issaquah city staff to add 1.5 million square feet – most likely office space – to its complex.

Costco is the city’s top customer when it comes to business and operations (B&O) tax.

Issaquah City Council sets rules on recreational marijuana

With legal marijuana retailers opening in Washington this week, it won’t be long until Issaquah has a shop of its own.

Scott Behrbaum likes that there's a lack of serious crime in Issaquah. 'That's part of why our city is regarded as a great place to raise a family.'

Meet the chief | Scott Behrbaum wants to help Issaquah feel safe

Issaquah's new Police Chief Scott Behrbaum is very tall and authoritative in appearance. But he's also a really nice guy who cares a great deal about the community he and his force protect.

Scott Behrbaum likes that there's a lack of serious crime in Issaquah. 'That's part of why our city is regarded as a great place to raise a family.'
Skip Rowley and his daughter

Rowley Properties breaks ground on new hotel

Developer Skip Rowley was all smiles as he and his daughter, Kari Magill, broke ground on the Homewood Suites by Hilton.

Skip Rowley and his daughter

Timber Ridge relinquishes certificate of need

Timber Ridge has relinquished a certificate of need it received last year to establish a 56-bed skilled nursing facility within the community.

Guilty Giggle to showcase local comedians

Erez Benari wanted to do something special for the Jewish Community — he wants to make them laugh.

Northwest Sammamish Road is separated from I-90 by only a chain link fence in some areas. There are no sidewalks or bike lanes

Issaquah City Council approves transportation plan

As getting around Issaquah proves to be more challenging, the Issaquah City Council approved the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at Monday's regular council meeting.

Northwest Sammamish Road is separated from I-90 by only a chain link fence in some areas. There are no sidewalks or bike lanes
Chris Petersen of Camano Island and his family found this 1929 Dodge Brothers in a barn in upstate New York.

Fenders on Front Street survives the storm

Despite the wild weather — dads, families, and car lovers in general came out Sunday, Father's Day, to admire the hot rods and other cars at Fenders on Front Street.

Chris Petersen of Camano Island and his family found this 1929 Dodge Brothers in a barn in upstate New York.
There are over 100 dealers in Gilman Gallery.

Gilman Gallery Antiques closing after 28 years

Gilly, a rescued Conure (a small parrot) greets you upon entering Gilman Gallery Antiques. Customers nosh on cookies and coffee, which are always out for them. It’s a friendly place.

There are over 100 dealers in Gilman Gallery.
From left: Norb Ziegler

Veterans, community remember D-Day in Issaquah

It was 70 years ago Friday that the Allied forces launched the largest seaborne invasion in history, storming the beach at Normandy, France, giving the German Army a serious blow. Many veterans still remember those days and were at Issaquah’s Memorial Park to mark the occasion.

From left: Norb Ziegler