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Dead letters | It’s no surprise that the Postal Service is in serious financial troble | Editorial

When a business is facing $2.1 billion in debt, it’s natural that it will make dramatic changes. The U.S. Postal Service is no exception.

Issaquah boys off to 2-0 start | Weekend basketball roundup

Issaquah won its second straight game to start the season Saturday, beating Kent Meridian 59-55 in the Les Schwab Tipoff Classic.

Tyler Ninomura, 21, of Issaquah, wins Pokémon chamionship

Tyler Ninomura, 21, of Issaquah, clinched first place at the 2011 Marysville Pokémon City Championships on Nov. 27.

Eastside Baby Corner to hold open houses

Eastside Baby Corner will host drop-in tours from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 8 and 15 at its Issaquah-based warehouse, 1510 NW Maple St.

Volunteer drivers sought for seniors

The Senior Services Transportation Program is looking for drivers of give seniors a ride, but also a helping hand and a listening ear.

Walgreens holding toy drive

Walgreens is holding a toy drive through the holiday season to benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation - NW.

Author to sign books

Author Beverly Hooks will sign copies of her poetry book, Come Walk With Me: a poetic journal from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at Raven's Books, 317 NW Gilman Blvd., Issaquah.

Reporter goes ‘green’ with online edition

The Issaquah and Sammamish Reporter is launching an initiative that will enhance our readers’ experience online. Through the “Green Editions,” you can now access our community newspaper anytime, anywhere on our website.

History Museums to hold holiday open house

The Issaquah History Museums will host its eighth annual holiday open house at the Issaquah Train Depot on Dec. 3. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free.

Spartans QB Max Browne (4) drops back to pass against Central Valley on Saturday. Next up for Skyline is Woodinville at the Tacoma Dome on 1 p.m. on November 26.

Playoff picture | Skyline set to face Woodinville on Saturday

What started as four Issaquah and Sammamish area football teams in the state playoffs is down to one. Here's a quick glance at Skyline's state semifinal matchup with Woodinville this Saturday.

Spartans QB Max Browne (4) drops back to pass against Central Valley on Saturday. Next up for Skyline is Woodinville at the Tacoma Dome on 1 p.m. on November 26.

Increased DUI patrols to begin on Thanksgiving

Law enforcement officers from Bellevue and Sammamish will conduct extra DUI patrols from Nov. 24 through Jan. 2, 2012 to try and reduce DUI crashes and fatalities.

Winter shelters to open Nov. 22

Winter shelters for men and women will open in Bellevue starting Nov. 22, providing a warm overnight option for an estimated 300-500 men and women who sleep outside on the Eastside each night The shelters will remain open through March 15. Both shelters will offer a meal.

Issaquah teens to put on dance for seniors at Providence Marianwood

Issaquah teens will ask seniors at Providence Marianwood to be their partners at a dance next week.

Eastside Catholic Middle School to hold open house

Eastside Catholic Middle School staff will host an open house from 6:30-8:30 Tuesday for people to tour the school, meet faculty and staff, and sign up to visit for a day.

The Eastside Lion Rugby Club is holding sign-ups next month.

Youth rugby registration right around corner

The Eastside Lions Youth Rugby Club will have open registration for the 2012 season at the Sports Reaction Center in Bellevue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17.

The Eastside Lion Rugby Club is holding sign-ups next month.

Warm hearts with homemade hot cocoa mix?

It's easy to treat yourself or someone special in your life to a perfect winter warmer: an easy cocoa mix that features a double hit of chocolate bundled with the pleasant spice and scent of anise seed and cinnamon. Chocolately, creamy, dreamy … all that’s missing is the perfect mug to serve it up, plus a plate of cookies to savor alongside on a frosty night.

Bertha Cool | Obituary

Bertha Cool of Sammamish died Oct. 31, 2011 at the age of 96.

Skyline's Damien Greene makes a diving catch at the 1-yard line Friday flying over Monroe defender Troy James. The Spartans advanced through the state-qualifying round to face Mead in Spokane this Saturday.

State playoff times for area football, soccer, volleyball teams

Here's a list of the official times, dates and locations for the combined eight area football, soccer and volleyball teams competing in the upcoming state playoffs.

Skyline's Damien Greene makes a diving catch at the 1-yard line Friday flying over Monroe defender Troy James. The Spartans advanced through the state-qualifying round to face Mead in Spokane this Saturday.

Help cleanup new park land on Cougar Mountain Nov. 19

The Issaquah Alps Trails Club is asking for help picking up trash on a 40-acre parcel that could become the main trailhead for Cougar Mountain Nov. 19.

State Patrol warns about ‘driving drowsy’

Every teen and adult driver is very aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, and now even texting while driving. But driving drowsy is just as serious and can be just as devastating as driving while intoxicated, according to the Washington State Patrol.