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Want to be a weather spotter?

The National Weather Service is hosting a training session for new or veteran weather spotters.

  • Oct 1, 2010

5th district debate boils down to budgets

No matter the topic of the question during a legislative candidate debate on Sept. 23, every answer came back to money, or more specifically a serious lack of it.

Salmon Days are almost here

In the week leading up to the 41st annual Salmon Days events, residents and visitors enjoyed a bit of sun and a sneak preview of the weekend's festivities.

  • Sep 29, 2010

Salmon Days road closures

This weekend, Oct. 2 and 3, the town will be buzzing with the 41st annual Salmon Days Festival, Issaquah’s largest event with more than 150,000 visitors. To avoid long delays, drivers should be aware of the following road closures:

  • Sep 29, 2010

Cyclists, hikers, begin delicate dance over trails access in Issaquah Highlands conservation easement

Hiking trails advocates and mountain bike enthusiasts left Monday night's Issaquah Major Planning and Growth Committee (MPGC) meeting satisfied that there would be consideration given to both uses in trails plans for a 43 acre section of land south-west of Central Park in the Issaquah Highlands.

Competition for parcels puts Issaquah in strong position in land sale deal

The City of Issaquah is holding all the aces in the land sale deal in the Issaquah Highlands, and if it plays its cards right the big winner will be the people who live and work here.

Rock royalty, drummer Chris Slade, to perform at Issaquah Salmon Days Festival

But none of these career highlights will have prepared him for the 2010 Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, at which he will join Magic Bus with special guest vocalist Spike O’Neill for a free AC/DC tribute performance at the Rainier Boulevard Stage, Oct. 3.

  • Sep 27, 2010

Seven injured in I-90 crash near Issaquah

A pickup truck ran into a King County Metro Rideshare van on Interstate 90 at West Lake Sammamish Boulevard near Issaquah on Friday morning, injuring seven people.

  • Sep 24, 2010

National Public Lands Day this Saturday

Give back to your community and the environment by participating in the 17th annual National Public Lands Day this Saturday, Sept. 25.

  • Sep 24, 2010

Take a hike with Issaquah Alps Trails Club

The Issaquah Alps Trails Club has posted its fall 2010 hike schedule.

  • Sep 23, 2010

South Seattle shooting may be related to July park incident

Seattle Police are investigating a possible connection between an early morning shooting on Friday and the July 17 shootings at Lake Sammamish State Park.

  • Sep 20, 2010

American Association of University Women

The Issaquah branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) first general membership meeting is a Fall Potluck on Thursday, Sept. 23.

  • Sep 16, 2010

Issaquah Valley’s colorful tribute to our fishy friends

Anyone who has driven along Newport Way this week has likely noticed a colorful collage of fish swimming along the fence of Issaquah Valley Elementary School.

After council vote, what now for Park Pointe TDR deal?

There was a great deal of interest in the Aug. 16 meeting of the Issaquah City Council, with the seven member council considering whether to approve amendments to the city's agreement with Issaquah Highlands master developer Port Blakely.

Sixth Grade Night in Issaquah tonight

On Friday, Sept. 10 from 7-10 p.m., the Issaquah Community Center is hosting “Sixth Grade Night,” featuring activities, food, games, crafts and laser tag.

  • Sep 10, 2010

Overturned semi-truck snarls traffic

A rainbow arched across the Highlands Drive exit off Interstate 90 during the Tuesday evening commute, but there was no pot of gold for drivers. Instead, they were treated to a closed off ramp and miles of backups that clogged both highway lanes and alternate routes throughout Issaquah.

  • Sep 7, 2010

Mayor Frisinger releases names of City Administrator candidates

Current city and county managers from Lake Forest Park, Yakima, and San Juan and Thurston counties are among the five finalists for Issaquah's vacant City Administrator position.

  • Sep 6, 2010

Westbound I-90 congested with holiday traffic

Motorists returning to Seattle and the Eastside are being warned to expect an extra 30 minutes of travel time on westbound Interstate 90 this afternoon.

  • Sep 6, 2010

Developers encouraged to consider community uses for vacant land in the Issaquah Highlands

In 2007, a development company called Onni announced big plans for a site it owned in downtown Vancouver. The property, half a city-block in the heart of Vancouver's Granville Street, had some old commercial businesses on it, a smash repairers, a trampoline factory. Onni pulled them down, cleared away the rubble, and cleaned up the site for the long period of waiting that usually accompanies raising money and getting permits for big development projects.

Truck fire on I-90 in Issaquah delays morning commute

A semi-trailer truck caught on fire at 6:41 a.m. on Interstate 90 just east of the Sunset Way exit in Issaquah this morning, causing delays for commuters.

  • Sep 1, 2010