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Green blimp launches Greenpeace campaign against Costco

Eastside residents may have noticed a large airship gliding low above rooftops early on Wednesday morning. The green blimp, which carried the message "Costco: wholesale ocean destruction," was part of a campaign by environmental advocates Greenpeace to draw attention to decimated fish species.

2011 goals shape vision of Issaquah’s future

The Issaquah City Council unanimously approved their goals for 2011 at a regular meeting of the council on Monday.

Rotary’s Nightmare a dream come true for many people on the Plateau

Every year Rotarians put in hundreds of volunteer hours to set up and operate the impressive theatrical production, and in doing so manifest the great spirit of charity of generosity that is a trademark of Rotary worldwide.

Welcome new Issaquah Women’s Club members

Since 1983, the Issaquah Women’s Club has supported local students, charities, and the people of Issaquah through ongoing program of fundraising and scholarships - all part of their mission to unite women through friendship and community.

  • Jun 17, 2010

Alzheimer’s fundraiser

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, March 22, there will a plant and garden sale, and barbecue at the Eagles Club back parking lot, 175 1st Place NW.

  • May 20, 2010

Bahá’ís prayer day

The Bahá’ís of Sammamish invite the public to join them in a devotional gathering and information event at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May. 22, at the Sammamish Library, to show their concern and support for seven Iranian Bahá’í leaders imprisoned in Iran.

  • May 20, 2010

As state, county slash support for essential human services, cities asked to fill the gap

The cities of Issaquah and Sammamish will be faced with a very difficult task over the next few months - how to say no to some of the nonprofits and charitable groups that provide core human services in our community, such as domestic violence counseling, medical treatment for sick children and seniors, and food and clothing for families in need.

Local schools win state cash awards for green ideas

Two Issaquah School District schools will receive cash awards for their outstanding environmental programs.

Facing education cuts, donors raise record amount for local schools foundation

Thursday's event demonstrated that, in these tough economic times, many people are understanding they have a greater obligation to help sustain the core elements of our community.

They don’t build ‘em like they used to

Freed House refuses to go away, as an icon, and as an issue

ArtWalk returns to downtown Issaquah tonight—Friday May 7

Though the weather might be telling us a different story, we know it must be Spring because Issaquah’s famous ArtWalk is back again. This

  • May 5, 2010

Leon Kos retires after 33 years—Issaquah begins search for new city administrator

In 1977, Led Zepplin, at the height of their powers, stopped in Seattle on a world tour and played the Kingdome. The Seattle Seahawks was just two years old. Fans going to the newly built Kingdome to watch them play would see Steve Largent, Dave Brown and Jim Zorn. Seattle Slew won the triple crown, Dixie Lee Ray was governor, and the Eastside was little more than farmland. It would be many years before Microsoft would reshape development here - in 1977 the fledging company still had its office in Albuquerque. And it was in 1977 that Leon Kos joined the City of Issaquah as City Administrator, and in the 33 years since then and now, much has changed.

Smarter Highways – information the key to keep Washington moving

This summer, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will begin installing the overhead electronic signs on northbound Interstate 5, State Rout 520 and Interstate 90 between Seattle and Bellevue. The signs are a key component of the WSDOT Smarter Highways program, that uses real-time traffic information to improve safety and reduce congestion. Skyline High School senior Jason Lu has been studying the traffic management systems in America and overseas. Here he discusses how real-time traffic information can improve highway capacity without expensive road building.

Bahá’í community in Sammamish rolls up their sleeves to clean up the parkway

A couple of times a year, the Sammamish Bahá’í roll up their sleeves for a roadside clean-up service project.

  • Apr 26, 2010

Where there’s smoke…

The Issaquah History Museums looks back at 100 years of fighting fires in Issaquah

Sharing the joy of sharing a ride

Issaquah High School spreads the love about their carpooling program, Liberty High keen to roll

Preserve your past, and learn about Issaquah’s, with events this month

The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is a huge part of the life, economy and history of Issaquah. But do you know how it came into being?

  • Apr 1, 2010

Issaquah Schools Foundation funds big hearts and big ideas

This week Sharon Solie was recognized for her efforts to encourage her students to read more at home, as the recipient of a Big Ideas grant from the Issaquah Schools Foundation (ISF).

Bahá’í New Year in Sammamish

The Bahá’í community of Sammamish will celebrate their New Year, called Naw-Ruz, at 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, March 21, at the Sammamish Library. The public is invited to join in the celebration, listen to wonderful Bahá’í music, learn more about the tradition of Naw-Ruz, and enjoy delicious Persian treats.

  • Mar 18, 2010

Issaquah School District musicians donate extraordinary talents for Haiti fundraiser

Launching their own version of Band Aid, young musicians from all over the Issaquah School District put on a show on the Plateau on Thursday night to raise money for Red Cross' efforts in Haiti.