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Issaquah schedules public meeting on Shoreline Master Plan

The City of Issaquah's Planning Policy Commission will hold a public hearing on the Shoreline Master Plan (SMP). The draft SMP public hearing will be… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2009

What the high school rebuild means to those ‘on the inside’

“What a surprise to see progress bring the old alma mater to the ground.” Bob Brodel, a class of 1967 graduate, is reminiscing over his high school career at Issaquah High School. “But, progress is necessary and we all must step aside eventually.”

  • Jul 16, 2009

City of Issaquah in negotiations with Bellevue electric car company

The City of Issaquah is currently in negotiations with The Green Car Company, which is considering a move from their current Bellevue headquarters.

  • Jul 10, 2009

Teen Fest energy keeps the gray skies at bay

An estimated 500 teenagers turned out for the second annual Sammamish Teen Fest last Friday.

  • Jun 25, 2009

Council votes ‘no’ on Freed House

The push to restore the historic Freed Farmhouse, one of the area’s oldest remaining structures and currently languishing by the side of 212th Avenue Southeast, received what could be a fatal blow Tuesday night, with the Sammamish City Council voting 4-3 against funding its relocation to the Lower Sammamish Commons.

Party like there’s no (school) tomorrow…

Discovery Elementary School students Courtney Crocker, Andie Corno, Connor Sullivan, Andrew Blessington were part of a noisy and colorful farewell to junior school last week, during a party for the departing fifth graders.

  • Jun 18, 2009

Roads still the focus of city’s transportation plan

The Issaquah City Council’s decision to place improving the mobility of the city’s transportation system as it’s number one goal for 2010 would have come as good news for those hoping to see alternate transit methods reduce the increasingly troublesome problem of car congestion in the flatlands.

County offers $750,000 to help Sammamish TDR program – strings attached

King County has offered the city of Sammamish $750,000 to help create a program which aims to protect environmentally sensitive and significant land.

Soccer team’s carwash continues fundraising cause for Dawn

Katelyn Lewis, Kimberly Heitkamp, Ava Giovanola, Elizabeth Heitkamp, Dawn Appel, Amanda Delgado Cathleen Heitkamp, Andy McCune, Ali Elsaeidy, Keen Wong, Mark McCune, Alex Appel, Quincy Loreen, and Curt McCune, were all part of the ISC Arsenal Blue soccer team fundraising carwash for Dawn Appel and the Washington Bone Marrow fund recently.

  • May 14, 2009

No cases of Swine Influenza in Washington

While the Swine flu outbreak is dominating national and international news, the Washington State Department of Health has confirmed there have been no recorded cases in this state.

  • Apr 28, 2009

Community brief – O’Connor Scholarship

The Brock O’Connor College Scholarship fund is now accepting applications for the 2009 scholarship awards.

  • Apr 23, 2009

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  • Apr 20, 2009

Fresh produce, flowers bloom in Issaquah — Farmers Market opens Saturday

With the cut of a ribbon and the cheer of a crowd, the Issaquah Farmers Market will open tomorrow for its 19th season, heralding the arrival of fresh air, fruit and flowers.

  • Apr 8, 2009

Indie rock band Barcelona kicks off a month-long fund-raiser to support International Justice Mission and Children’s Hospital.

Fund-raising never sounded so good: Seattle indie rock band Barcelona will hold a concert this week to kick-off a month long coin drive at Pine Lake Middle School and Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus to benefit both International Justice Mission (IJM) and Children’s Hospital.

  • Apr 3, 2009

Sammamish ‘family’ grows around Project Trevor

By Pauline Middlehurst There are many ways to celebrate your 16th birthday. Until now, running up 69 flights of stairs with your buddies in memory of your brother wasn’t a common one.

  • Apr 3, 2009

Issaquah “consumer stable” – Mayor

A special meeting of the Issaquah City Council Tuesday, Feb. 24 demonstrated that while the state and many cities throughout it may be floundering financially, Issaquah is so-far maintaining a sound budget that should lead the city through the year.

  • Feb 26, 2009

A teenager’s peek into politics

Issaquah teenager Elliot Lawrence recently served as a legislative page in the Washington State House of Representatives, under the sponsorship of Rep. Jay Rodne of North Bend.

  • Feb 5, 2009

‘I just hope locusts aren’t next.’

Businesses seek flood answers from the city

  • Jan 22, 2009

‘Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy’ — President Obama

The citizens of Issaquah and Sammamish stood as one on Tuesday morning to watch the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Eastlake begins rehearsals for student-produced show ‘Unintended’

Eastlake High School Drama Team is trying something new this Winter. In place of the traditional winter showcase, this year they will present 'Unintended', six student produced one-acts performances.

  • Jan 22, 2009