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Sammamish resident Peter Chee is the CEO and Co-Founder of Redmond based Thinkspace.

Sammamish man creates ‘space’ for home business owners

Like many of his Sammamish neighbors, entrepreneur Peter Chee thought it would be wonderful to work at home. Instead, he felt isolated. He missed the atmosphere of being in an intellectual “think tank.”

Sammamish resident Peter Chee is the CEO and Co-Founder of Redmond based Thinkspace.

Issaquah Amateur Radio Club ‘hams’ it up on Field Day

“Whiskey Seven Bravo India, Whiskey Seven Bravo India.”

Tammy LaGow
Tammy LaGow

King County’s budget crisis: What will be cut?

Last week, the King County Executive, along with the Sheriff, Prosecuting Attorney, and judges from around the county, revealed that King County is facing a budget crisis of great magnitude. This year alone, we may have to cut $20 million from the $660 million general fund. An additional deficit between $40 million and $70 million is predicted in 2009.

Renee Ramirez holds Sarah
Renee Ramirez holds Sarah
Issaquah’s Sean Stuby splits a pair of Evergreen defenders Tuesday night at Franklin High School.

Issaquah hoopsters sharpen skills against area’s top teams

The next high school basketball season might be six months away, but the Issaquah boys team already has pick and rolls, screens and zone defense on the mind.

Issaquah’s Sean Stuby splits a pair of Evergreen defenders Tuesday night at Franklin High School.
The Miss Red Dot shows off its power in an exhibition on Sunday. This was the first time unlimited hydroplanes have run on Lake Sammamish.

Tastin’ n Racin’ results

1 litre hydro, Pro stock runabout flatbottom, unlimited hydroplane exhibition

The Miss Red Dot shows off its power in an exhibition on Sunday. This was the first time unlimited hydroplanes have run on Lake Sammamish.

‘Party Patrol’ nabs 143 suspects

The first weekend of the King County Sheriff’s Office “Party Patrol” emphasis was a success, with 143 people arrested or cited on a variety of charges, officials said.

And the survey says … City of Sammamish is ‘on track’

For the most part, the city of Sammamish is on the right track.

Above: 5-year-old Ethan Naziri reacts disagreeably to a book title as he negotiates with his mother Elizabeth for new books at Discovery Elementary School. Right: Erin Sebo’s daughter Miller
Above: 5-year-old Ethan Naziri reacts disagreeably to a book title as he negotiates with his mother Elizabeth for new books at Discovery Elementary School. Right: Erin Sebo’s daughter Miller

Who should be Obama’s running mate?

With his party’s nomination in hand, would Barack Obama be better off with Hillary Clinton as his running mate?

School board to sell bonds for construction projects

The Issaquah School Board is getting ready to sell some of its bonds to make money for the construction projects at Issaquah High School and Skyline High School.

Rotary Club seeks host family for exchange student

The Rotary Club of Issaquah announced that it will sponsor a foreign exchange student from France for the next school year. The student will be Jean Bourdonnais, 16, of Nantes, France.

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.