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Sammamish passes emergency ordinance for Tamarack neighborhood | City briefs

The ordinance is similar to a previous ordinance passed for the Inglewood Hill area in 2014.

Sammamish passes emergency ordinance for Tamarack neighborhood | City briefs

The ordinance is similar to a previous ordinance passed for the Inglewood Hill area in 2014.

Sammamish participates in traveling anti-racism event | Slideshow

On March 30, the city of Sammamish hosted an art project speaking out against racism. Responding to an incident at a minority-owned consignment store in Redmond, the project asks communities to stand in solidarity against racism on the Eastside.

City opens nominations process for Issaquah Hall of Fame

The award recognizes “exemplary individuals with records of inspiration, leadership and service,” according to an announcement from the city.

GIbson Ek High School lottery to be held Thursday night

Gibson Ek High will hold its lottery to accept incoming freshman 4 p.m. Thursday in the Issaquah High School library.

King County Council approves $1 million to expand Cougar/Squak corridor

The money will be used to purchase additional land adjacent to the 730-acre public park.

Duke University student from Sammamish earns Fulbright scholarship

Anand Krishna Raghuraman is a 2015 Duke graduate. Raghuraman will study in Turkey as an English teaching assistant this year.

Twenty-two Eastside Catholic students qualify for DECA State Championship in March

The Eastside Catholic students who qualified this year will compete against 3,600 students from across the state at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue for an opportunity to attend the International Career Development Conference in April held in Nashville, Tennessee.

King County Fire Districts 10, 38 seek voter approval for regional fire authority

“People want to protect emergency service levels long-term, and combining our two fire districts is the way to do that,” said fire authority planning chair Mike Mitchell, who also serves on the board of fire commissioners for Fire District 10.

Beat the Winter Brews returns tonight

The fifth annual Beat the Winter Brews Festival returns to Gilman Village in Issaquah tonight.

Issaquah police searching for suspect in Highlands house burglary

At 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, an Issaquah Highlands resident was in their home when an unknown male entered the house.

Issaquah Father-Daughter Dance expands to two dances

Citing increasing popularity, the organizers of the Issaquah Father-Daughter Valentine Dance have expanded the event to include kindergarten-age girls.

Fourth annual Beat the Winter Brews Festival returns to Issaquah Feb. 12

The event features samples of products by local breweries, distilleries and wineries pouring a diverse assortment of drinks. Some of the beer selections include Mac & Jacks, Georgetown Brewing Co., Rogue Brewery, Fremont Brewing and many other local favorites.

Master Chorus Eastside presents ‘Sound Imaginarium: Things That Go Bump in the Night’

The performance will be held at the Bellevue Presbyterian Church March 13 at 3 p.m.

Four Eastside Catholic students win National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition awards

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have provided an opportunity to celebrate creative teenagers. Today the nonprofit organization highlights artistic youth in grades seven through 12 in 29 categories of art and writing and has given students a chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.

Issaquah police find foreign traveler who went missing from the Highlands

Yunzong Du was last seen at 9 a.m. Feb. 3 near the intersection of Northeast Falls Drive and Pine Crest Circle Northeast in the Issaquah Highlands.

New Eastside Fire and Rescue fire chief to take office Feb. 11

Eastside Fire and Rescue serves the communities of Issaquah, Sammamish, North Bend, King County Fire Districts 10 and 38.

‘Blue Angels’ compete at Washington FIRST Lego League championship

Lake Washington, Bellevue school district students earn programming award at the Western Washington FIRST Lego League championship, a robotics competition for middle and elementary students, Jan. 30.

Volunteers sought for Feb. 13 Lake Sammamish State Park cleanup

The Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park are seeking volunteers to assist with replanting of a section of park over the next several months.

SAMMI Awards Foundation announces 2016 winners

The free annual SAMMI awards event will be held from 7-9 p.m. on March 12 at the Sammamish Teen Club/Boys & Girls Club, 825 228th Ave NE, Sammamish. The reception will begin at 6 p.m.