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Issaquah girl’s artwork wins contest, will be on billboard in June

Eleven-year-old Signe Stroming from Issaquah was one of two winners in the Fourth Annual Bridging Futures Art and Essay Contest. Her work will be seen on a billboard this June.

Sammamish police on May 29 arrested a 43-year-old Seat

Sammamish police on May 29 arrested a 43-year-old Seattle man for investigation of fourth degree assault, a police report said. The man had been dating a Sammamish woman who lives in the 23500 block of Northeast 21st Street and the two broke up in April. On May 29, he showed up at the woman’s house, intoxicated and with his 5-year-old son in the car, the woman told police. She offered to drive them home for their safety, and was trying to buckle the boy into a safety seat when the man drove off, hitting her in the thigh with the car door. The man left, then returned and yelled obscenities at her and pushed her, the report said. State Patrol troopers told police that the man’s car rear-ended another vehicle a short time later on westbound Interstate 90 and did not stop, a report said.

Town Center vote Tuesday

After years of planning, public meetings and studies by various groups and commissions, the City Council on Tuesday will likely vote on the proposed Town Center Plan, which is an amendment to the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

Laquita Crumwell sorts incoming ballots from the May 20 election at the King County Elections Building last week.

Lock it up — new King County elections center in Renton is air tight

A King County Sheriff’s deputy sits just beyond the turnstiles, beeping because someone didn’t have a key card. Behind the deputy is a chain-link cage, guarded by a fingerprint scanner. Fifty-nine security cameras are recording in the building’s eight security zones. All visitors are wearing badges. Most doors automatically shut in 30 seconds. The King County Elections Building is a secure place. And it should be. The building, on Renton’s Southwest Grady Way, is the place where elections are managed for the state’s biggest county.

Laquita Crumwell sorts incoming ballots from the May 20 election at the King County Elections Building last week.
Tomatoes are an easy choice for an enterprising gardener.

Looking to grow fresh produce? Try some tomatoes

The first week of June is “tomato time.” It is also the first week to think about setting pepper and other heat-loving plants out into the garden.

Tomatoes are an easy choice for an enterprising gardener.

Sammamish considering using eminent domain to take part of residents’ yard

When Manoj Gupta and his wife Vinaya Kulkarni purchased their home at 103 245th Place S.E. in 2003, they were careful.

Tonsillectomy improves boy’s sleep, grades, sports

This time last year, 12-year-old Robert Heimerman’s grades and sports playing abilities were hovering around average. He got mostly Cs and ran in the back of the pack during football. Now he is getting mostly As, and has added basketball, baseball and track to his repertoire.

Don’t let alcohol stand in way of graduates’ future

Thousands of mortar boards will be tossed into the air across Washington this June; a time-honored sign that our high school seniors have finally graduated.

Jack Edmonds

Buhner, Nelson donate time for Costco Children’s fundraiser

Their old team might be in the dumps, but that didn’t stop former Mariners Jeff Nelson and Jay Buhner from smiling as they signed autographs at a Children’s Hospital fundraising event at the Issaquah Costco last week.

Jack Edmonds
Sean Kinnear checks out some crystals through the lens of a microscope as Cale Smith looks on during a recent science fair at Margaret Mead Elementary School in Sammamish. Both students are first-graders.
Sean Kinnear checks out some crystals through the lens of a microscope as Cale Smith looks on during a recent science fair at Margaret Mead Elementary School in Sammamish. Both students are first-graders.

Tastin’ n Racin’ coming to Lake Sammamish State Park

Hydroplanes, hot rods and hogs will converge next weekend at the Tastin’ n Racin’ festival at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Issaquah senior Andy Salmeri drills a home run over the left field fence Friday morning against Kennewick.

Eagles end season on winning note, take third at Safeco

They may have wanted more, but when it was said and done the Issaquah baseball team was all smiles Saturday after defeating Meadowdale 7-2 for third place in the class 3A state tournament at Safeco Field.

Issaquah senior Andy Salmeri drills a home run over the left field fence Friday morning against Kennewick.
Eastlake senior shortstop Katie Bunger snags a line drive Saturday afternoon against Shadle Park.

Eastlake fastpitch snags first state championship

The challenge might have seemed insurmountable to some, but not the Eastlake fastpitch team.

Eastlake senior shortstop Katie Bunger snags a line drive Saturday afternoon against Shadle Park.
Artist Debbie Young stops for a photo in front of her statue “Confluence” which she spoke about at the Sammamish City Hall on Tuesday.
Artist Debbie Young stops for a photo in front of her statue “Confluence” which she spoke about at the Sammamish City Hall on Tuesday.
Eastlake’s Kimi Pohlman connects with a pitch last Friday against Redmond. Pohlman was 3-for-4 with two RBI.

Eastlake battles back from adversity, finds its ‘Ubuntu’

If there was ever a time the Eastlake fastpitch team needed to live by its motto “Ubuntu” — a South African word representing unity — it was last Friday.

Eastlake’s Kimi Pohlman connects with a pitch last Friday against Redmond. Pohlman was 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Marliss Amiea as Aida.

Village Theatre’s Aida is a must see for everyone

W ow, that girl can sing.

Marliss Amiea as Aida.
If tended properly
If tended properly
Skyline’s Edgar Esquivel attempts to maneuver the ball around a group of Bainbridge defenders Saturday night.

Bainbridge spoils Skyline’s impressive run at state tournament

More often than not, victory goes to the aggressor.

Skyline’s Edgar Esquivel attempts to maneuver the ball around a group of Bainbridge defenders Saturday night.

Health isn’t just a personal choice

A recent study underscores the fact that good health isn’t just a matter of personal choice for Americans.

Above: The class acts out the salmon life cycle. At left

Kids get clued in about salmon at ‘sleuth’ day

Youngsters from around the Eastside converged at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery this week for a morning of “fishy” fun during the “Salmon Sleuths” program.

Above: The class acts out the salmon life cycle. At left