Since the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District began fluoridating our water in 2005, new scientific information has become available regarding health concerns about fluoride. Along with several others, I spoke to the District’s commissioners at their May 19 meeting to highlight some of these developments, referencing parts of the January article in Scientific American, “Second Thoughts about Fluoride.”
King County and the Port of Seattle made history on May 12 when the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Eastside rail corridor was secured for public ownership. The Port of Seattle will pay the below market value of $107 million to acquire the 42-mile corridor that stretches from Renton in the South up to the city of Snohomish in the north. King County will pay the port $1.9 million for a 26-mile easement for trail development that runs from Renton to Woodinville. As more and more people commute from South King County to Eastside cities, and vice versa, it is clear that our region needs more transportation options, as well as more recreational opportunities.
Issaquah head track and field coach Gwen Robertson knew she had a strong contingent of girls headed to last weekend’s class 3A state meet in Pasco, but even she wasn’t prepared for the end result. The Eagle girls earned 49 points for second place, finishing only behind Eastmont’s 51. The accomplishment matched second place finishes in the 4A classification in 1984, 1976 and 1973, and nearly provided the Issaquah girls their first-ever state title.
The Issaquah fastpitch team, which was a perfect 4-0 against rival Newport this season, lost to the Knights last Friday during the class 3A state tournament at Tacoma’s SERA Fields.
Issaquah fell 5-2 to Newport in the second round of the consolation bracket, ending the Eagles’ season and hopes of advancing to day two and placing.
The Eastlake soccer team turned a tough 4A state semifinal loss on Friday into strong end to the season on Saturday.
Less than 24 hours after losing a shootout to Bellarmine Prep — a team ranked No. 9 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America — the Wolves battled back to beat Todd Beamer of Federal Way, 2-1, for third place.
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.
The challenge might have seemed insurmountable to some, but not the Eastlake fastpitch team.
Facing Spokane’s Shadle Park, a 28-0 team, ranked No. 8 in the country by USA Today, the Wolves pulled off arguably one of the largest upsets in any high school championship in the state this season.
In order to be in accordance with their interlocal agreement with Cascade Water Alliance, the city of Issaquah will have to use more water from well No. 5 — a well that is generally not used due to its levels of arsenic and manganese, city officials said Tuesday.