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Claudia Jeanne Gillis

Claudia Jeanne Gillis

Claudia Jeanne (Hauge) GillisClaudia Jeanne (Hauge) Gillis (age 62) of Issaquah, Washington, passed away peacefully early Saturday, July 30, 2011. Claudia died as a result… Continue reading

Claudia Jeanne Gillis

Soccer club holding registration

The Highlands Soccer Club is holding registration for its fall season through Friday.

Five named to OSU honor roll

Five students from the Issaquah/Sammamish area have been named to the honor roll at Oregon State University.

Watch for primary election ballots in the mail

Primary election ballots will be mailed on Wednesday to all King County voters. Voters’ pamphlets will also be mailed this week, and will arrive separately from the ballot. The Election Day deadline to return ballots is Aug. 16.

Car-tab issue packs county council meeting

People packed the King County Council meeting Monday to speak, mostly in favor, of a $20 car-tab fee to help avoid cuts to Metro Transit. The council is debating whether to enact the fee and, if so, putting it into effect now or putting in on the November ballot

Bacteria detected by air monitor in east King County: no human health effects | Subsequent test negative; findings consistent with naturally-occurring bacteria

A federal air monitoring system designed to monitor threats to human health in the Puget Sound region recently identified bacteria that can cause tularemia, an infectious disease, in a daily air sample taken from a monitoring station in east King County. Bacteria levels were low, close to the detection limit, and a subsequent test found no bacteria present.

Witnesses sought from I-90 fatal collision

The Washington State Patrol’s Criminal Investigation Unit and the Major Accident Investigation Team are looking for any additional witnesses to the multiple car/multiple truck fatality collision on I-90 at I-405 that happened on July 20.

Crews work to clean up the aftermath of a 15-vehicle wreck on I-90 on Wednesday morning that sent seven people to hospitals.

Issaquah girl in critical condition after 15-car pileup

A 9-year-old Issaquah girl was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center on Wednesday following a 15-vehicle wreck on westbound Interstate 90 that morning, according to Washington State Patrol.

Crews work to clean up the aftermath of a 15-vehicle wreck on I-90 on Wednesday morning that sent seven people to hospitals.

Bikes topic of Issaquah event Thursday

The Cascade Land Conservancy will hold an evening of riding, talking and watching bikes beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. Participants are encouraged to ride around Issaquah, have fun and talk about what works (or doesn't). The event will be led by community members.

Gilbert Coleman Monk

Gilbert Coleman Monk

Gilbert Coleman MonkGib Monk grew up in Van Horn, a desert town of 300 people in West Texas. Although his family was desperately poor, Gib… Continue reading

Gilbert Coleman Monk

Even in tough times, outdoors still important | Opinion

It’s no secret that this year’s legislative session was a contentious one. Across the country elected officials have been forced to make difficult budgetary decisions while faced with the current economic recession. Fortunately, two Eastside senators recognized that funding outdoor recreation lands makes economic sense when they stood for protecting one of the state’s most respected programs, the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.

Where to watch fireworks on the Eastside

It’s the July 4th weekend and that means parades, picnics – and fireworks. Here’s a roundup of events in and around the Issaquah/Sammamish communities worth noting, compliments of RubySlipperGuide.com.

Many helped make Relay for Life successful

On May 21, members from our community took to the track at Skyline High School for Issaquah’s 2011 Relay For Life. As always, it was those involved who made this year’s Relay For Life an outstanding event and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

The good, the bad and the ugly | Jay Rodne, North Bend

The Reporter asked legislators representing Issaquah/Sammamish for their take on the recent legislative session. Today: Rep. Jay Rodne of North Bend.

The good, bad and ugly of the 2011 legislative session | Rep. Glenn Anderson

The Reporter asked legislators representing Issaquah/Sammamish for their take on the recent legislative session. Today: Rep. Glenn Anderson of Fall City.

Leave fireworks to the pros | Editorial

It's the Fourth of July weekend, or as emergency responders might want to call it "disasters waiting to happen."

Police patrol cites 665 violators

King County law enforcement officers wrote 665 citations, including 288 seatbelt tickets, 192 cell phone and text violations, 40 speeding, and two aggressive driving infractions during an emphasis patrol between May 23 and June 5.

Hundreds attend the Eastside Domestic Violence Program dinner and auction in Bellevue on May 14.

EDVP auction raises $355,000 for domestic violence programs

Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP) raised more than $355,000 on May 14 at its annual World of Hope Dinner & Auction at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. The funds will benefit benefit families in EDVP’s homeless shelters and programs.

Hundreds attend the Eastside Domestic Violence Program dinner and auction in Bellevue on May 14.

New website offers senior housing options

A new website has been created to inform seniors, caregivers, and their families of housing choices for seniors in East King County.

Twelve from area named to dean’s list

Twelve students from Issaquah and Sammamish have been named to the dean's list at the University of Idaho.